A controversial abortion proposal is gaining traction at the Roundhouse.
A 1969 New Mexico statute made it a felony for an abortion provider to terminate a pregnancy with exceptions for rape, birth defects, and serious threats to a woman’s health.
However, the U.S. Supreme Court made the procedure legal nationwide in 1973.
Now, Democrats have introduced a bill that would remove the state’s abortion ban.
Saturday, the proposal passed a House committee, moving it one step closer to the House floor.