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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Constitutionality of Pain Capable Ordinance in ABQ

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Constitutionality of Pain Capable Ordinance in ABQ

Albuquerque, NM- Project Defending Life will be wrapping up this week’s town hall meetings and “Do you know? Do you care?” campaign with talks from local and national attorneys who will answer questions about the constitutionality of the Pain Capable Child Protection Ordinance, that if passed by voters will become law in the city of Albuquerque.

Dana Cody, Executive Director of Life Legal Defense Foundation has been championing the rights of women and the unborn for over twenty years. She will help put into perspective how this ordinance has been enacted in various other states and what that means for us in Albuquerque.

In response to questions about the constitutionality of the pain-capable ordinance legal staff that has drafted this legislation issued the following statement:

“The proposed pain-capable ordinance is grounded in Supreme Court precedent and within the City of Albuquerque’s duty to protect its residents and visitors. The Supreme Court has repeatedly stated that, as a pregnancy progresses, governments have a compelling interest in protecting the unborn child. Due to the absence of any existing protections for unborn human beings facing the pain inflicted by late-term abortion, the proposed measure is a necessary and reasonable way to protect these babies within the bounds of Supreme Court jurisprudence.”

The citizens of Albuquerque gathered 27,000 signatures in support of getting the pain capable unborn child protection ordinance on a local election ballot. New Mexico has no restrictions on abortion and Albuquerque is home to one of the largest late term abortion facilities, Southwestern Women’s Options.

Please Join us Friday, August 9 at 7:00pm
Sacred Heart Parish, 309 Stover SW.

For more information contact Tara Shaver: tara@defendinglife.org
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UPDATE: CHANGE OF VENUE! Town Hall Meetings Aug. 8-10, 2013

UPDATE: CHANGE OF VENUE! Town Hall Meetings Aug. 8-10, 2013

What’s Next?

Join us for Community Strategy and Featured Guest Speakers from Operation Rescue, Survivors, Created EqualLife Legal Defense Foundation, Project Defending Life and other Local Organizations.
We have gathered the toughest, most experienced team of pro-life clinic-exposing, clinic-closing leaders our nation has ever seen.

When: Thursday-Saturday (August 8-10)
Time: 7:00pm

Location: UPDATE CHANGE OF VENUE!

Sacred Heart, Downtown ABQ 309 Stover Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

For more information contact Tara Shaver: tara@defendinglife.org
(505)-319-7825

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Project Defending Life Launches ABQ Public Awareness Campaign: Do You Know? Do You Care?

Project Defending Life Launches ABQ Public Awareness Campaign: Do You Know? Do You Care?

Albuquerque, NM- Project Defending Life and Survivors will begin a public awareness campaign asking the citizens of Albuquerque:”Do you know, Do you care” that abortion is legal through all 9 months of pregnancy in Albuquerque?

“Do you know, Do you care” that Albuquerque is known as the late term abortion capital of the country?

“Do you know, Do you care” that abortions at 18 weeks and beyond involve greater risk to the mother than carrying the pregnancy to term?

“Do you know, Do you care” that the unborn baby at 8 weeks responds to touch and as early as 20 weeks (5 months) gestation experiences pain?

In July, 27,000 Albuquerque residents proclaimed with their signature that they no longer want Albuquerque to be known as the late term abortion capital in the country. In just 3 weeks the residents of Albuquerque have ensured that the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance will be on an Albuquerque city election ballot.

“This is the beginning of many efforts to make sure that the community votes “YES” on this ordinance when the time comes.The true beneficiaries of this effort to end barbaric late term abortion in Albuquerque are the moms and babies that will be protected as a result. Late term abortions are not in line with the true values of New Mexicans,” stated Tara Shaver.

Monday, August 5 young people will begin educating the community and encouraging voters to support the ordinance that will end late term abortion in Albuquerque.

We would also like to invite concerned citizens to join us for nightly Town Hall Meetings starting August 5-10th at  St. Cecilia Hall @ St. Pius School, 4000 St. Josephs Dr. (directly north of the Catholic Center)7:00pm.

Contact Tara Shaver for more information: 505-319-7825

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