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New Mexico


New Mexico's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

94 percent of New Mexico counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico
Phone: 505.259.0659

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Susana Martinez (R) is anti-choice.


  • The New Mexico House is mixed-choice.
  • The New Mexico Senate is pro-choice.


Abortion Ban

New Mexico has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

New Mexico allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

New Mexico has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

New Mexico prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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Emergency Contraception

New Mexico law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

New Mexico law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

New Mexico provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

New Mexico provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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State Constitutional Protection

New Mexico's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

New Mexico restricts post-viability abortion.
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