Religious Organizations Left Vulnerable HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception

The nation watched as the Obama Administration forced the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide contraception to the nuns.  The Supreme Court finally said no, they didn’t have to.

Now New Mexico State Rep. Deborah Armstrong has come up with HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception.  The bill requires insurance companies to provide birth control to both men and women.  (Birth control for men? Condoms? Vasectomies?)

The New Mexico bill does NOT include a religious exemption. 

When Rep Armstrong was asked why not, she responded, “because I didn’t want to.”  The ridiculous response drew laughter from the gallery.  Our local paper, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that a religious exemption had been included.  It does not.

Representative Rob Montoya pointed out that the absence of such a statement leaves New Mexicans vulnerable to lawsuits repeating the need of Little Sisters of the Poor for a legal defense.

Representative Armstrong needs to be asked why she’s proposing laws that will cause harm to religious organizations.  “Because I didn’t want to” is not a good enough answer.

HB 89 Health Coverage for Contraception now goes the Senate for committee assignments.

New Mexico Watchman

February 19, 2019 

NO ON HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion

February 6, 2019 

 When laws prohibit a behavior, the law clearly condemns that behavior. 
                    Where there is no law, that behavior proliferates. 
HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion
 removes any and all barriers to abortions. 

New Mexico is already a late-term abortion capital, allowing abortion up to the moment before birth.  HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion will remove any and all restrictions on abortion in our state. For example without a law, a nurse could open a practice to abort and Christus St Vincents Hospital could be required to abort babies. 

Tonight Wednesday, February 6, the New Mexico Legislature will debate HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion.   The House session convenes at 4:50 p.m.  Debate is expected to start around 5:00 p.m.  The House proceedings will be webcast. The link is

Please pray for the New Mexico State House of Representative tonight and please call your Representative and urge them to vote NO on HB 51 Decriminalizing Abortion.  

Thank you and God bless us all. 

New Mexico Watchman

He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.  Proverbs 21:21