Abortion Debate Flares Up In Albuquerque
KUNM Call In Show 8/15 8a: Following closely in the footsteps of Texas, Albuquerque has become the latest abortion battleground in our nation.
While the Albuquerque City Clerk verifies signatures on the first of its kind abortion ban ballot initiative to be introduced at a municipal level, coalitions are being formed on both sides of the issue, protests have been held, and rallies are being scheduled.
We'll speak with coalition members - both for and against - about their plans for moving forward on the issue. We'll also take a look at the constitutionality of the proposed ordinance and explore the legality and propriety of protest methods.
We'd like to hear from you! You can email email@example.com, post your comments online, or call in live during the show.
277-5866 (locally in Albuquerque)
- Joan Lamunyon Sanford, Executive Director NM Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Respect ABQ Women Coalition
- http://albuquerquedeservesbetter.comMarcelina Melendez, ABQ Deserves Better Coalition, Catholic Coalition of NM
- Tara Shaver, Project Defending Life, Operation Rescue
- Alexandra Friedman Smith, American Civil Liberties Union New Mexico