In a direct rebuke to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s radical abortion agenda, the City Council of Hobbs, New Mexico, unanimously voted last week to become a sanctuary city for the unborn.
Overwhelming support for and passage of the ordinance mean abortion is now classified as murder and outlawed within Hobbs city limits. It also means that any blue politicians or abortion facilities that try to go against the city’s wishes could face an uphill legal battle.
The vote was vehemently opposed by Lujan Grisham, who called the architects of the ordinance “out-of-state extremists.” The governor’s reaction is no surprise considering her own history of abortion extremism.
Shortly after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Lujan Grisham signed an executive order designating $10 million in taxpayer funds toward the development of an abortion facility in Doña Ana County, an area that shares a border with El Paso, Texas. That was just a couple of months after Lujan Grisham signed an executive order “protecting medical providers from attempts at legal retribution” for granting abortions and refusing to comply with other states’ abortion extradition laws.
“As more states move to restrict and prohibit access to reproductive care, New Mexico will continue to not only protect access to abortion, but to expand and strengthen reproductive health care throughout the state,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement. “Today, I reaffirm my resolve to make sure that women and families in New Mexico — and beyond — are supported at every step of the way.”
Since then, abortion dominated the state’s political scene and even became a focal point in Lujan Grisham’s re-election race against Republican challenger Mark Ronchetti.
The goal was to offer abortion to women in neighboring Texas cities such as Lubbock, which voted to become a sanctuary city for the unborn in May of 2021, following the Lone Star State’s ban on abortion via the Texas Heartbeat Act.
Residents of Hobbs, a nearly 40,000-person town, however, weren’t taking any chances on getting swept up in Lujan Grisham’s pro-abortion executive spree. The pro-life community in Hobbs as well as the nearby city of Clovis revolted with the introduction of ordinances designed to protect unborn babies.
The threat of legal challenges thanks to widespread support for those sanctuary city ordinances, Hagstrom Miller confessed, “has given her pause about operating in eastern New Mexico.”
“In this post-Dobbs era, where anti-abortion folks are emboldened, I want to be sure we’re in a place where our patients can be safe, where our doctors and our staff can be safe,” she said.
The Clovis City Commission postponed its vote on the ordinance allegedly so it can “perfect the language to better protect against litigation.”
“We hope this sends the message to our state legislature that there are pro-life cities out there and we want to self-determine on this issue,” Clovis Mayor Mike Morris said shortly after a vote to advance the ban.
If Clovis passes the ordinance, it will join Hobbs and a myriad of other towns that all recently decided to push back against Democrats’ abortion extremism.
The above comes from a Nov. 16 story on the Federalist.com.
Clearly Democrats and Republicans cannot live together harmoniously anymore. Civil war is coming. Prepare.
Democrats do understand the concept of “sanctuary city.” At least that’s a start, and I would say a very good one. Somewhere in the back recesses of Michelle Lujan Grisham’s soul lies an understanding of the connection of the idea of “sanctuary” with ” pre-born lives .” The good people of Hobbs are working to make that connection stronger.
Ms. Lujan Grisham is one vindictive female.
Ask the city of Grants, NM
Soon we’ll need sanctuary cities for true marriage between man and woman. Turncoat Republicans are supporting the evil same sex marriage bill, and fake Catholic Biden is sure to sign it, for which he should be denied Communion along with everything else.
Oh, I like that! Include children– whole families! “Traditional Christian Marriage and Family Sanctuary Cities”– where Christian Man-Woman Marriages Only are welcome– with Children! No premarital sex and “shack-ups,” no abortions, no gay sex and gay “marriage,” and no gay child adoptions. And no pornography in the media allowed, of any kind. Safe, happy, healthy communities, and good churches and good schools! Ideal American city! Great place to get married and raise a family– and have a wonderful life! And all the grandmas and grandpas will move there, too! Here I come! Can’t wait!
I just read that Alamogordo, NM, is now a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. That’s wonderful!
I read that Hobbs, NM is over 60% Hispanic; Clovis, NM is nearly 48% Hispanic; and Alamogordo, NM, is just 35% Hispanic. All are now Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn. I wonder if the Hispanic culture, as well as local churches, and perhaps lots of white Anglos in an agricultural-type economy, helps to establish and maintain a conservative area that highly respects traditional Christian family values– God, family and country– and highly values the unborn child, created by God? California’s agricultural-based, conservative areas have that, too. Just like Texas, Oklahoma, and parts of the South and Midwest. Much better place to live! Great for marrying, settling down, and raising a family! Great for everyone, old and young!
Don’t know about these three NM cities– but most of these types of cities in conservative areas, are low in crime, have a lower cost of living, affordable homes, majority of residents who are home-owners, and better schools, with higher-achieving students.