Following the announcement of referendum results in Albuquerque, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“The rejection of an extreme abortion ban by voters in Albuquerque is a resounding victory for the right of women to make their own health-care decisions.
“The measure put before Albuquerque voters was unnecessarily restrictive, making no exceptions even in cases of rape or incest, and inserting government in a very private and personal health decision best left to a woman, her family, and her doctor.
“Forty years after the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, it’s a shame that we must continue to fend off attempts to curb access to health care for women.
“This vote and its outcome is yet another reminder that we must remain vigilant and engaged, never taking our rights for granted and being steadfast in support of organizations that provide essential women’s health-care services.”