November 20th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
9 months ago

Albuquerque: New path for abortion opponents

Washington (CNN) - The failed referendum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is the first known instance of the issue being addressed at a local level, but it might not be the last.

"I think we'll see this more and more," said Mallory Quigley, communications director for Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.

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  1. Sniffit

    They never met a womb they didn't think belonged to them.

    November 20, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. Donna

    The fight to stop the Democrat War on Babies continue on. Aborting babies after 20 weeks is barbaric and murder.

    November 20, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Thomas

    Here comes the Christian right !

    2014

    November 20, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Sniffit
    They never met a womb they didn't think belonged to them.
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    Under Obamcare, the government now owns that womb since its care is being subsidized by the taxpayer so it is subject to regulations at all levels.

    November 20, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Data Driven

    Any articles on what liberal activists are up to? You know, so that you appear fair and balanced in your coverage?

    November 20, 2013 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    @Donna, do you feed the babies when single mom can not afford, idiotic talk. It should be given to women's choice. Know we are in 21st century.

    November 20, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    Gurgyl

    @Donna, do you feed the babies when single mom can not afford, idiotic talk. It should be given to women's choice. Know we are in 21st century.
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    Don't want a kid? Wear a rubber. Simple in 21st century... ok... thugs, idiots... ok...

    November 20, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    This is a new path back into the Dark Ages of superstition, ignorance, and primitive health care for women.

    November 20, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. Silence DoGood

    @Donna "Aborting babies after 20 weeks is barbaric and murder."

    Murder is unlawful killing. Roe vs. Wade capped abortions at viability I think like 3rd trimester. So a woman's choice at 20 weeks is not murder in the US.

    We live in a country of laws based on common morality, not a specific religion like Evangelical Christian or Catholic.

    I hate to break it to Donna but this is a country founded on Freedoms, one of which is Freedom of Religious practice. Why do Radical Right churches try to tell everyone what to believe and do? You personally are not being told you have to get an abortion. Form a Christian country somewhere and go nuts. Then you can tell everyone how to behave.

    November 20, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Why do Radical Right churches try to tell everyone what to believe and do?"

    That's what most institutionalized religions are specifically designed to do, particularly once they were able to get themselves into positions of controlling governments. Oh hey, looky, that's what they're trying to do here AND WHY WE HAVE THE 1st AMENDMENT TO STOP THEM.

    November 20, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Under Obamcare, the government now owns that womb since its care is being subsidized by the taxpayer so it is subject to regulations at all levels."

    Derp derp derp? Herpa derpa derp? Nice word salad. What you just said made zero sense whatsoever and is a product of the ideological brainwashing you've immersed yourself in. Seriously...FAIL.

    November 20, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. Donna

    Silence DoGood
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    @Donna "Aborting babies after 20 weeks is barbaric and murder."
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    Murder is unlawful killing. Roe vs. Wade capped abortions at viability I think like 3rd trimester. So a woman's choice at 20 weeks is not murder in the US.
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    Wrong again. States have passed laws prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks and they have been upheld in the courts. And the common sense restrictions put in place in Texas have been upheld. Thankfully fewer babies will now be murdered at the hands of the Democrats and liberals.

    November 20, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "Why do Radical Right churches try to tell everyone what to believe and do?"

    That's pretty much the entire purpose of institutionalized religion, particularly once they were able to organize and grow sufficiently powerful that they were capable of exerting extreme influence over or even pretty much just take over governments. And oh gee, that's why we have the 1st Amendment.

    November 20, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  14. don in albuquerque

    No Donna it is not a war on babies. It IS however a war to keep people like you out of our underpants. And also some people may not want to raise babies to be cannon fodder for the GOTP. Love them babies till they take their first breath but then your on your own, until we need you to be in the military and take your last breath.

    November 20, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. Ephy426

    Aside from the morality (or lack thereof) of the 20-week abortion issue, this conversation is primarily about health CARE. Health care in and of itself consists of services that are meant to sustain and improve life. Abortion is not health care because it involves doing away with life. So until you can explain to me how killing a baby has anything to do with healthcare–and something that all people should support because it contributes anything positive to society–I'm all for the type of legislation that restricts abortions, with the hope of one day overturning Roe v. Wade.

    November 20, 2013 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. Gurgyl

    So you deprive women's rights because of religion garbage, man-made. No wonder people are running away from churches.

    November 20, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Don't want a kid? Wear a rubber. Simple in 21st century... ok... thugs, idiots... ok...
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    And makes the "20 week" determination? One answer to your question can be found in here.
    2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 KJV
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    3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    While the exact origin of the being is most vague, the predictions of his coming are most certain. The "son of perdition" is a man of flesh and blood, and is also the anti-Christ. The above verse is one such prediction of the coming of the anti-Christ. He's described as the son of hell/perdition. Many scholars interpret this scripture to maan that the anti-Christ will be conceived and born to a woman, probably in a manner similar to how Christ was conceived and born.

    November 20, 2013 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. anotherGDlefty

    Data Driven
    Any articles on what liberal activists are up to? You know, so that you appear fair and balanced in your coverage?
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    The liberals I know aren't doing anything but fighting people that can't handle other people doing what they want to thier own bodies....
    How many articles about sane people fighting right wing, religious extremists can America handle?

    November 20, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    Its always amazed me how the Right tries to spin this as being about life, when they do their damndest to devalue and destroy the quality of life in this country. Not once do they assume responsibility of the outcome of their ideas, but you can be sure they will keep every person alive and working to prop up their fantasy of a "Hunger Games" society.

    November 20, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. Tommy G

    Obamacare gives everybody free birth control doesn't it? So why should there need to be abortion on demand? Take your birth control and act responsibly. No babies. Don't do those things and produce a baby and the needs and life of the baby must be protected. Enough with the masquerade of abortions as healthcare lefties. Your lies just don't cut it anymore.

    Maybe we need to televise a few of these abortions on live TV so people can truly see what is taking place here?

    November 20, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  21. Fair is Fair

    The Real Tom Paine

    Its always amazed me how the Right tries to spin this as being about life, when they do their damndest to devalue and destroy the quality of life in this country. Not once do they assume responsibility of the outcome of their ideas, but you can be sure they will keep every person alive and working to prop up their fantasy of a "Hunger Games" society.
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    Your question to me re: the death penalty merited an answer but the comments were shut off prior to my ability to reply. As I've stated on several occasions, I am 100% against the death penalty. And sometimes that's very difficult... when the crime is so heinous and the guilt without doubt. But with an imperfect judicial system, having the "ultimate penalty" as an option leaves the possibility of an innocent being killed. The only way to prevent that from happening is to not let it be a possibility in the first place.

    November 20, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    The Real Tom Paine

    Its always amazed me how the Right tries to spin this as being about life, when they do their damndest to devalue and destroy the quality of life in this country. Not once do they assume responsibility of the outcome of their ideas, but you can be sure they will keep every person alive and working to prop up their fantasy of a "Hunger Games" society.
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    I always wonder about whether or not some of these extremist right wingers are "Star Trek" fans, but do not realize that Roddenberry's future Earth lives in a socialist environment. Greed has been eliminated, and everyone seems to be a liberal. :)

    November 20, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  23. just asking

    liberals and lefties keep using the word rare when discussing abortion. just what have the liberals done or proposed to make abortion rare? nothing. millions of babies are still murdered. yet another liberal lie and con job.

    November 20, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. tom l

    @The Real TP,

    I'm not sure why you have become such a demagogue lately. Repubs are trying to destroy the quality of life?? Really? That's such a childish statement and comes completely from partisan eyes. Do I think that dems are TRYING to destroy the quality of life? No. I just completely disagree with the way that they are going about trying to make it better. You would sound so much more credible if you would stop with the silly lines. Repubs are trying to do what they feel is best for the quality of life...and, if they were true conservatives and truly believed in smaller govt, then they would be doing things to make govt less involved. You, as a liberal, feel that govt is good and can help.

    It would be great if we could have a conversation WITH each other rather than trying to one-up. talk TO each other and throw out baseless and ridiculous claims.

    November 20, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  25. Silence DoGood

    @Donna

    Wrong again. States have passed laws prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks and they have been upheld in the courts. And the common sense restrictions put in place in Texas have been upheld. Thankfully fewer babies will now be murdered at the hands of the Democrats and liberals.
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    I stand corrected. However I must correct one notion you are putting forward that "Democrats and liberals" are out to murder babies. I am a liberal and I am not out murder babies, and I have never met a liberal that is. I support a woman's right to choose, inside the law of the state in which she finds herself.

    As a bigger issue, I am very concerned about right wing church groups attempting to legislate morality and openly replace our system of government with a Religious State. This is one of the things the Founders of this country sort to escape when they left Europe.

    November 20, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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