respectABQwomen Campaign

We WON! We kept abortion safe and legal!20131119_214418
Thank you, NOW volunteers!

Thanks to the effort and the many hours of dedicated volunteers who called voters in Albuquerque, canvassed in Albuquerque, carried campaign signs in front of  the Albuquerque polls, and drove voters to the Albuquerque polls, we did it! The final tally was 55% in our favor to 45%. A very respectable (pun intended) margin!

The respectABQwomen campaign was a group of women, families, and allied organizations dedicated to protecting a woman’s ability to make private medical decisions with her family and doctor.

Supporting organizations:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists
  • League of Women Voters of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • New Mexico Women’s Agenda
  • National Organization for Women (Santa Fe Chapter)
  • Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
  • The Southwest Women’s Law Center
  • Southwestern Women’s Options
  • Strong Families
  • Young Women United

And a huge THANK YOU to these organizations who rallied volunteers to help the campaign: Organizing for Action, Catholics for Choice, and the Feminist Majority!

“A Conversation with Jessica Valenti”

The Santa Fe NOW / Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice fundraiser for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund featuring feminist author Jessica Valenti was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, and attended our events.  The afternoon Meet the Author buffet at Jambo Café was completely sold out and the evening event, “A Conversation with Jessica Valenti” at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club was standing room

only!  The Silent Auction was a tremendous success.  We raised a lot of money for the Pro-Choice Safety Network Fund, raised awareness for Santa Fe NOW and created a forum for future actions against the War on Women in New Mexico.  Here are some pictures from the afternoon and evening events.
















Celebrate the 39th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

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, 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.