The failed abortion ban in Albuquerque has national implications [VIDEO]

November 21, 2013


Monte Harms, of Albuquerque, supports the late-term abortion ban. Voters there defeated it on Tuesday. (Juan Antonio Labreche/Associated Press)

On Tuesday, voters in Albuquerque, N.M., defeated a ballot measure that would have been the first municipal abortion ban. The vote came after a big fight over a ban on late-term abortions, and the result is a big deal. It would have been a big deal either way.

Our colleagues at Post TV, interviewed local political blogger Joe Monahan, who explained why the rejection of this abortion restriction has implications beyond the the city and the state.

“We were kind of a testing ground or a national experiment, if you will,” Monahan told them.

Watch to learn more:

Albuquerque voters rejected a municipal ban on late-term abortions Tuesday. New Mexico political blogger Joe Monahan tells us why this "test case" matters nationally. (The Washington Post)
Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog.
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