Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, right, is interviewed Tuesday in Albuquerque after a news conference in response to gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti proposing a constitutional amendment on abortion.

ALBUQUERQUE — The state Democratic Party continued to hammer Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti over his proposal to place a question on abortion rights on a statewide ballot.

At a Tuesday news conference held in front of a mural proclaiming “Well behaved women never make history,” Lt. Gov. Howie Morales claimed Ronchetti’s proposed constitutional amendment is nothing more than “code” for a complete abortion ban.

Abortion rights is “already on the ballot,” said Morales, who is incumbent Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s running mate in the Nov. 8 general election.

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