Whatever happens as a result of today’s vote in Albuquerque on whether to ban late-term abortions, the political landscape will not be the same, both in New Mexico and the country.
Should the referendum pass, Albuquerque would become the first city in the country to approve a ban on abortions at or past 20 weeks of pregnancy. Because the only two clinics that provide abortions at the later stages of pregnancy are in Albuquerque, the ban could affect the entire state (unless the clinics move outside the city limits immediately).
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