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HB 90 GOES TO THE HOUSE FLOOR/ARCHBISHOP TO LEAD PRAYER VIGIL MONDAY NIGHT

HB 90 GOES TO THE HOUSE FLOOR/ARCHBISHOP TO LEAD PRAYER VIGIL MONDAY NIGHT

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By Bud Shaver

Santa Fe, NM- The radical Pro-Death assisted suicide bill HB 90 was passed through the House Judiciary committee Wednesday February 13, 2019. It will now go to the New Mexico House floor…

According to the Albuquerque Journal,

“The bill advanced past the House Judiciary Committee on a 9-3 vote, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.”

The Santa Fe New Mexican added more details about the intense debate that stalled the vote that was  scheduled last Friday,

“House Bill 90 has prompted some of the most emotional discussions of the legislative session, raising issues of life, death and the government’s role in deeply personal medical decisions. The bill also has prompted several rounds of amendments by lawmakers weighing exactly how the process should work for patients seeking such a choice.

If it passes the House, the bill would go to the state Senate.

The Senate rejected a similar measure in 2017 on a vote of 22-20. And it could be a tight vote again.”

IT’S TIME TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND TELL THEM TO “OPPOSE HB 90”

NEW MEXICO BISHOPS TO LEAD PRAYER VIGIL AT THE STATE CAPITAL IN SANTA FE 

From Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Life Ministries U.S.

“PLEASE SHARE! NEW MEXICO PRAYER VIGIL LED BY NM BISHOPS! 
Please join Archbishop Wester of Santa Fe and Bishop Wall of Gallup as they lead the faithful of NM in prayer for the Sanctity of Life by candlelight at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe. Please gather for the prayer at the East Entrance to the Capitol, on Monday, February 18th at 6 pm. Please bring candles and dress warm.”

  • When: Monday February 18, 2019
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Where: State Capital (Roundhouse) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Roundhouse address
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Enough Catholic Senators to Stop PRO-DEATH LEGISLATION If Vote Their Faith

Enough Catholic Senators to Stop PRO-DEATH LEGISLATION If Vote Their Faith

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By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- The three bishops of New Mexico recently issued a statement in opposition to two pro-death pieces of legislation, HB 51 DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION and HB 90/ SB 153 ELIZABETH WHITEFIELD END OF LIFE OPTIONS ACT because abortion and assisted suicide are not in line with a consistent life ethic. 

“Thursday, February 7, 2019 – We, the bishops of New Mexico, strongly voice opposition to proposed bills HB 51 (Decriminalization of Abortion), HB 90 and SB 153 (Legalization of Assisted Suicide). We support a consistent ethic of life. We have studied the legislation through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic moral and social teaching. We stand unified against any legislation that weakens the defense of life and threatens the dignity of the human being.”

HB 51 has been fast tracked through the New Mexico house of representatives and will now make its way through the senate. HB 90 was stalled in committee on Friday February 8, 2019 after public comments. HB 90 will be amended by the House Judiciary Committee and voted on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Life Ministries U.S. issued the following statement,

“The bishops of New Mexico have made it clear that they oppose these bills and have strongly stated the Catholic Church’s teaching against abortion and assisted suicide. I pray and I am hopeful that our Catholic State Senators stand by their faith and with the bishops of New Mexico and oppose these bills promoting abortion and assisted suicide which are always anathema to our Catholicism.”

HB51 and HB 90/ SB 153 can be stopped in the New Mexico Senate when Catholic legislators, regardless of political affiliation, vote their faith and stand with the Bishops of New Mexico.

“Liberal logic dictates that if you are a legislator and your faith contradicts their radical leftist agenda then you should leave your faith and morals at the door. However, they do not mind if you invoke your faith to justify voting their leftist agenda. In fact, Representative Debra M. Sariñana – (D) did just that, on the house floor, when she invoked her Catholic faith to support the radical bill HB 51 which will remove New Mexico’s 1969 Criminal Abortion law. This law was enacted to protect New Mexico women from the dangers of obtaining an elective abortion from unlicensed physicians at unregulated substandard clinics with their full consent.

Unfortunately, Catholic Democrats in New Mexico tend to vote the democrat party line instead of their faith.  On the contrary, Republican Catholics proudly vote their values and against abortion and assisted suicide legislation, while New Mexico Catholic Democrats have a tendency to compromise their values and put their party before their faith. Thanks to the three Bishops of New Mexico who have boldly and courageously set the moral standard for how a Catholic legislator should vote, we want to encourage faithful Catholic Democrats to stand with their Bishops and in accordance with their faith to OPPOSE HB 51 and HB 90/ SB 153,” stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Abortion Free New Mexico would like to thank the bishops of New Mexico for condemning these bills that are an attack on the sanctity of life. Please contact your bishop and thank him and please contact these senators and ask them to stand with their bishop and for their Catholic faith to oppose HB 51 as it now makes it way through the senate.

The balance of power in the New Mexico Senate is:
26 Democrats
16 Republicans
(If there is a tie the Lt. Governor cast the deciding vote.)

  • We need 6 Catholic Democrats to OPPOSE HB 51

Call and Email these Catholic Senators:

Senator Pete Campos – (D) District 8
Phone: (505) 986-4311
Email: pete.campos@nmlegis.gov

Senator Joseph Cervantes – (D) District 31
Phone: (505) 986-4861
Email: Joseph@cervanteslawnm.com

Senator Carlos R. Cisneros – (D) District 6
Phone: (505) 986-4362
Email: carlos.cisneros@nmlegis.gov

Senator Richard C. Martinez – (D) District 5
Phone: (505) 986-4487
Email: richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov

Senator George K. Munoz – (D) District 4
Phone: (505) 986-4371
Email: senatormunoz@gmail.com

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino – (D) District 12
Phone: (505) 986-4482
Email: jortizyp@msn.com

Senator John Pinto – (D) District 3
Phone: (505) 986-4835
Email: none

Senator Michael Padilla – (D) District 14
Phone: (505) 986-4267
Email: michael.padilla@nmlegis.gov

Senator Clemente Sanchez – (D) District 30
Phone: (505) 986-4513
Email: clemente.sanchez@nmlegis.gov

Senator John M. Sapien – (D) District 9
Phone: (505) 986-4301
Email: john.sapien@nmlegis.gov

Senator William E. Sharer – (R) District 1
Phone: (505) 986-4381
Email: bill@williamsharer.com

Senator James P. White – (R) District 19
Phone: (505) 986-4395
Email: james.white@nmlegis.gov

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Last Chance to OPPOSE Assisted Suicide (HB 90) Before House Floor Vote

Last Chance to OPPOSE Assisted Suicide (HB 90) Before House Floor Vote

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By Bud Shaver

Santa Fe, NM- This is your last chance to let your elected representatives know that you want them to OPPOSE the radical Pro-Death assisted suicide bill HB 90 ELIZABETH WHITEFIELD END OF LIFE OPTIONS ACTbefore the New Mexico House votes on it. 

Abortion Free New Mexico is committed to preserving life in New Mexico from conception to natural death. HB 90 is the most extreme suicide bill that doesn’t just give an individual the ability to kill themselves, it will also negatively impact those who cannot make these decisions for themselves. Those like Terry Schiavo, who are left at the mercy of their spouse or a child whose parents are mislead by their physician. The acceptance of assisted suicide in our state only expands the culture of death we are fighting so hard to eradicate.

“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”  (1 Corinthians 15:26 )

According to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition HB 90:

  1. Allows nurses and physician assistants to participate in assisted suicide by defining “health care provider” to include: a licensed physician, a licensed osteopathic physician, a licensed nurse, and a licensed physician assistant. 
  2. Does not require the person to “self administer.” The bill states “may self-administer” meaning that euthanasia is possible.
  3. Reduces waiting period to 48 hours to receive the lethal drugs.
  4. Allows people with mental health disorders to die by assisted suicide by enabling licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, master social worker, psychiatric nurse practitioner or professional clinical mental health counselor to approve assisted suicide for people with mental health disorders.
  5. Requires health care providers to falsify the death certificate.
  6. Removes conscience rights for health care providers who object to assisted suicide by requiring them to refer patients to a health care provider who is willing to prescribe assisted suicide.
  7. Basis decisions on a “good faith compliance.”  It is impossible to prove that someone who participated in the act did not do so in “good faith.”
  8. Replaces the undefined term: “foreseeable future.”  with the normal 6 month terminal diagnosis.

Take Action

Sponsored by:
Deborah A. Armstrong 
Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics

PLEASE Contact the Following House Judiciary Committee Members and respectfully ask them to OPPOSE HB 90:

House Judiciary Committee Members

(Click their name for phone/email contact information)

  • If you would like to testify in Santa Fe: Friday, February 8, 2019  –  Room 309 (TIME 1:30pm)

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Thank you for standing with us for life and truth! 

“Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.” (3 John 1:8) 

When you sow into our ministry with your tithes and offerings you are investing in an Abortion Free New Mexico. 

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