06 May Ethel Maharg & Abby Williams
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The question of whether there is a constitutional right to seek an abortion—at any stage, in any pregnancy, or for any reason was brought to the forefront of American politics, public policy, and law as US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to the press in early May. The Dobbs case is a challenge to a restrictive Mississippi abortion law. Ethel Maharg, Executive Director of the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico and candidate for the Republican nomination for New Mexico governor, brings her perspective on the issue(s) to ABQ Connect. Abby Williams, KLYT Producer, adds questions from the perspective of a Gen Z citizen. Ethel said, “Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned whether they like it or not.”
For more information about the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico, go to https://www.rtlnm.org/.