Calls to House Republicans are 90% Opposed to House Bill 51

Santa Fe – House Republicans are calling on Governor Lujan Grisham to make public the numbers of New Mexicans who have called her office opposing House Bill 51. The radical, full term abortion bill passed out of the House despite bipartisan opposition late Wednesday evening. Since the vote, national media outlets have covered the radical “status quo” of abortion in New Mexico including the practice of allowing elective abortion up to the day of birth even if the child and mother are healthy.

Calls into members of the House Republicans continue to be overwhelmingly opposed to House Bill 51 with 994 total calls received of which 898, or over 90% are opposed. Constituents are reporting calls to the Governor’s office are being combined into a similar tally. House Republicans are calling on the Governor to release the number of calls that have come to her office on House Bill 51 with a breakdown of how much support and how much opposition to the bill.

“As New Mexicans learn about how the practice of abortion is conducted in New Mexico, they’re outraged,” said Rep. Rachel Black (R-Alamogordo). “We were sent here to represent our constituents and that means we listen when they reach out.”

“Calls into my office overwhelmingly oppose this bill,” said Rep. David Gallegos (R-Eunice). “The people in my district, and all of New Mexico deserve to know if the Governor is listening.”