Dolores Huerta: Proposed Abortion Ban an Assault on Women’s Rights
Huerta said the proposal to limit abortions in Albuquerque is
attracting national attention. She heard about it both through relatives
who live in New Mexico and from national organizations she works with.
The city has scheduled a Nov. 19 election on the proposal, which was
brought forth after thousands of supporters gathered petition
signatures. They describe Albuquerque as a leading provider of late-term
abortions and say the ordinance is necessary to protect the unborn.
Huerta, 83, spoke against the proposal Tuesday morning in a news
conference held in a Downtown office building. “This is an attack on women’s
health,” Huerta said. “This is also an
attack on women’s civil liberties.”