I know NM legislature is solidly blue and this will never pass, but this is just ****ing crazy. Wouldn't surprise me if ALEC was behind this and using NM as a trial balloon. Your move Virginia, Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama…
Should a recently introduced bill in New Mexico become law, rape victims will be required to carry their pregnancies to term during their sexual assault trials or face charges of “tampering with evidence.”
Under HB 206, if a woman ended her pregnancy after being raped, both she and her doctor would be charged with a felony punishable by up to 3 years in state prison:
Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.