Gallup, N.M., Jan 8, 2019 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposed legislation in New Mexico would repeal the state’s laws criminalizing abortion, which date to the 1960s but have not been enforced since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade.

Bishop James Wall of the Diocese of Gallup has expressed strong opposition to House Bill 51.

“While the law is currently not enforced due to federal legalization of abortion through the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade, I nevertheless urge opposition to any bills that would loosen abortion restrictions,” Wall wrote in a Jan. 7 statement.

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