January 22, 2015

Anti-abortion protesters press legislators (VIDEO)

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It was snowing and cold on Tuesday around lunch time at Santa Fe Plaza. Despite the wet weather, a group of anti-abortion demonstrators walked from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi to the Santa Fe Plaza and finally to the State Capitol Building.

Inside the Roundhouse, demonstrators listened to advocates encourage lawmakers to pass legislation related to abortion. The speakers included Rep. Kelly Fajardo, R-Belen, House Majority whip Alonzo Baldonado, R-Los Lunas and Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington.

Sharer, who told the crowd to call lawmakers and encourage them to support pro-life legislation, told New Mexico Political Report he did not intend to introduce bills himself as he has in the past.

“I’m going to be the support guy,” he said.

So far, no legislation related to abortion has been introduced.

Fajardo and Baldonado declined to comment.

Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington said he would not introduce any legislation on the issue, but he said it would support that type of bill if it comes up.