Since the landmark decision of Roe V Wade in 1973, women have had legal access to abortions. However, the fight for reproductive autonomy continues. And, as we see states like Arkansas, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, and others, enact laws that remove a woman’s right to choose because of the inactions at the federal level, we need to protect New Mexico residents with laws that support and respect women. By providing women and families with access to birth control, mammograms, pre-natal and pregnancy care, and whether to continue a pregnancy is a right that all women deserve. Continuing to have archaic laws in New Mexico that penalize women who choose to terminate a pregnancy is insulting, assuming that women haven’t thought about the outcomes. As Senator, I will push for progressive reproductive legislation that respects women, allows access to related healthcare, and protect those that provide those services.