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June 29, 2016

Congress refers New Mexico to abortion case

Pro-life groups are waiting to see if the New Mexico attorney general moves against two abortion-related entities in the state.

Congress' Select Investigative Panel on Human Life has issued a criminal referral to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas amounting to a legal case in which the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women's Options abortion clinic in Albuquerque may have violated state and federal law. The case involves the harvesting of aborted baby body parts for the university.

Tara Shaver with Protest ABQ tells OneNewsNow it's not the first time Balderas has heard of the charges.

“We filed a formal complaint with him back in July really hoping that he would dig into the issue because we had compelling evidence from Southwestern Women's Options' consent form showing that the women were not even able to opt out of designating their aborted baby body parts for research,” she says. “It was just mandatory for them to sign this form to get their abortion.”

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