RALLY and PRESS CONFERENCE FOR CHOICE at the Roundhouse
Monday, January 23, 2012, 2:30 PM
Join us to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade.
Help us preserve reproductive rights in New Mexico
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dana Middleton, President, Santa Fe NOW, firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-982-1823
January 16, 2012. The New Mexico Coalition for Choice is sponsoring its annual Rally and Press Conference for Choice at the Roundhouse to observe the 39h anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Rabbi Marvin Schwab of Temple Beth Shalom will deliver the invocation.
This year, more than at any time in recent history, basic reproductive freedoms are under attack in New Mexico and across the U.S. In New Mexico, our Constitution provides greater protection for a women’s right to choose than most states. Many low-income women have access to Medicaid funds for reproductive health care in our state.
Anti-choice groups are promising unprecedented efforts to diminish reproductive choices in our state. The Coalition for Choice is particularly concerned about the negative impact that parental involvement laws, which include both parental consent and notification, have on teens and young women. Parental involvement laws have only one goal: to chip away at protections granted by Roe v. Wade and make it difficult for teens’ to access reproductive health services. Our legislators need to hear from New Mexico’s pro-choice voices!
We don’t want any further restrictions on contraceptives/abortion in New Mexico!
This event is sponsored by The New Mexico Coalition for Choice, including: Santa Fe NOW, ACLU-NM, NM Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, American Association of University Women, Southwest Women’s Law Center, UNM Center for Reproductive Health, and Southwestern Women’s Options, Abortion Care Network and Young Women United.