Posts tagged "new mexico"

NM Prosecutor To Bypass Grand Jury, Charge Cops With Murder Of Homeless Man

Last March, Albuquerque police engaged in a five-hour standoff with James Boyd, a schizophrenic homeless man who was camping out in a restricted area in the foothills after city shelters were closed. Towards the end of the conflict, when Boyd had given up and was about to grab his things and move along, the police…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 12, 2015

Abortion Clinic Opening In New Mexico To Serve Embattled West Texas

Texas was hit hard by the state legislature's abortion bills in 2013 which sought to shut down nearly all the clinics in the state by enacting a series of unnecessary laws aimed at "improving women's health" (those are scare quotes). About half of TX's clinics have already closed since Republican Governor Rick Perry signed them…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

Cities That Surprise: Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Carrie Murphy explains why Las Cruces, New Mexico, should be on your radar! The southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces is usually a quick stopover for people traveling east or west on I-10. That's a pity.

By: Carrie Murphy / July 31, 2014

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today's ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UKNew York Times] Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about this article on Twitter feminism. [Feminist Current] A Michiga…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

Albuquerque Voters Defeat 20-Week Ban On Abortions

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico defeated a proposed ban on abortion after 20 weeks in a special election yesterday. The ban would have criminalized all abortions after 20 weeks, including those resulting from incest and rape or in cases when a women's health is at risk. Had it passed, Albuquerque would have become the first city…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico Votes Today On 20-Week Abortion Ban

Voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will decide via special election today whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  If the measure passes, Albuquerque will become the  first city in the country to adopt such abortion restrictions. [Albuquerque Journal] Comediennes Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead and a whole host of pro-choice celebs helped raise…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2013

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo] Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's touching letter to Tiana Parker, the seven-year-old Black girl who had to switch elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, because the dress code deemed her Afro "unacceptable." [MSNBC]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Jogger Caught On Video Pooping In Man’s Yard

One woman in New Mexico has a really bad habit of pooping in the same man’s yard on her morning runs. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has described the attacks as “malicious fecal distribution,” according to Daily Mail.

By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

New Mexico Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Rape Victims To Carry Pregnancies Full-Term

A pregnancy resulting from rape or incest is evidence and having an abortion is "tampering with evidence," according to a new bill introduced yesterday in New Mexico which would legally require a rape victim to carry a fetus to term. Presumably Rep. Cathrynn Brown, a Republican, will also criminalize tampering with evidence by taking a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Gerardo Hernandez Gives A Great Excuse For Getting Caught With A Stripper

When New Mexico mayoral candidate Gerardo Hernandez found himself caught on tape getting a lap dance from a stripper in his private office, naturally, his first thought was that he had been set up. But then he second guessed himself, thinking, You're not that important, who would set you up? Well, apparently, he is that

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2012

Boyfriend Buys Billboard To Humiliate Ex After Her Alleged Abortion

The biggest a**hole in the world is this guy: Greg Fultz took out a billboard in New Mexico with a photograph of himself holding the outline of a baby, which reads, "This Would Have Been a Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To NOT KILL Our Child!" The kicker? Greg…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2011

Today’s Lady News: New Mexico Introduces Parental Notification Law For Abortion

A state representative in New Mexico has introduced a bill that would require the parents of girls ages 17 or younger to be notified if she has an abortion. [Daily-Times.com] A lesbian from Uganda has gotten a temporary reprieve from being deported by the U.K. Brenda Namigadde said she could be killed if she i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: New Mexico Elects First-Ever Latina Governor

Susana Martinez of New Mexico was elected last night as the first Latina governor in American history. You can read about other women who won — or lost — in yesterday's election in my story "The Ladies Of Election Day." [MSN] Voters in Colorado rejected a "fetal personhood" proposal that would have given a fetu…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2010