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We Respected Albuquerque Women and Won: Lessons Learned From Albuquerque

Two women from Young Women United protest for the rights of Albuquerque women.

Young Women United and Strong Families New Mexico are two of the reproductive justice groups that recently helped defeat a significant anti-abortion ballot measure in Albuquerque. Here’s how they won.

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Commissioners Vote Down 20-Week Abortion Ban in New Mexico County

After a proposed ordinance banning abortion after 20 weeks' gestation was defeated in Albuquerque, another proposed 20-week abortion ban in neighboring Valencia County has also been defeated.

After a proposed ordinance banning abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation was defeated in Albuquerque, another proposed 20-week abortion ban in neighboring Valencia County has also been defeated.

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Following Albuquerque Defeat, Anti-Choice Activists Propose New Abortion Restrictions Across New Mexico

The proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks' gestation in Albuquerque may have been soundly defeated at the ballot box, but the reverberations from that vote are being felt across the state.

The proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in Albuquerque may have been soundly defeated at the ballot box, but the reverberations from that vote are being felt across the state.

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11 Pro-Choice Successes of 2013

There were a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year.

Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.

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Legal Wrap: SCOTUS Stays Out of Texas Abortion Fight, But May Jump Into Contraception Cases

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

The Roberts Court turns down one reproductive rights case as it considers taking up a host of others.

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Grassroots Effort Credited With Defeating Albuquerque Anti-Choice Ordinance

Reproductive rights activists behind the campaign against the proposed Albuquerque 20-week abortion ban credit a grassroots effort to educate and turn out voters for the decisive victory.

Reproductive rights activists behind the campaign against the proposed Albuquerque 20-week abortion ban credit a grassroots effort to educate and turn out voters for the decisive victory.

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Albuquerque 20-Week Abortion Ban Voted Down

Turning out in droves, voters in Albuquerque voted down a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks' gestation in the city and would have had a significant impact on later abortion access in the region.

Turning out in droves, voters in Albuquerque voted down a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would have banned abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in the city and would have had a significant impact on later abortion access in the region.

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On Abortion, the People Keep Speaking. Is Anyone Listening?

With the state legislature set to convene in February, the Arkansas Rally for Reproductive Justice is meant to send the message that activists have not forgotten about the legislative attacks on reproductive rights last year.

The defeat of the 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque underscores a critical but often overlooked point in abortion politics: When given the chance, voters have consistently rejected the anti-choice agenda.

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Albuquerque Residents to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban Tuesday

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

If approved, the ordinance would have a significant impact not just on reproductive rights in Albuquerque but throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.

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Are Pregnant Women Persons After 20 Weeks’ Gestation?

These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

With 20-week abortion bans, far more than abortion is at stake. These measures establish legal principles that will be—and, indeed, already have been—used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

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