STOP Anti-woman legislation now

  • by: Kit Blumenstein
  • target: Governor Susana Martinez, Cathryn Brown and the Legislature of the State of New Mexico

Because we support the human right to self determination of ones own life, we stand in strong opposition to this legislation proposal.
This is clearly a violation of the rights of women to make a personal choice for their own life.

This in no way could or would impede the progress of any investigation of a Rapist.  Any and all biological data can be obtained whether or not a pregnancy is carried to full term.  This proposed bill is a farce and forces women to be victimized twice, once by the criminal violent act of rape and second by the state of New Mexico.

The bill:

HOUSE BILL 206
51st legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2013
INTRODUCED BY
Cathrynn N. Brown

AN ACT
RELATING TO CRIMINAL LAW; SPECIFYING PROCURING OF AN ABORTION AS TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN CASES OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL PENETRATION OR INCEST.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 30-22-5 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1963, Chapter 303, Section 22-5, as amended) is amended to read:
"30-22-5. TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.--
A. Tampering with evidence consists of destroying, changing, hiding, placing or fabricating any physical evidence with intent to prevent the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any person or to throw suspicion of the commission of a crime upon another.
B. Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.
[B.] C. Whoever commits tampering with evidence shall be punished as follows:
(1) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a capital or first degree felony or a second degree felony, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a third degree felony;
(2) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a third degree felony or a fourth degree felony, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a fourth degree felony;
(3) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a misdemeanor or a petty misdemeanor, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a petty misdemeanor; and
(4) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is indeterminate, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a fourth degree felony."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2013.




Because we support the human right to self determination of ones own life, we stand in strong opposition to this legislation proposal.

This in no way could or would impede the progress of any investigation of a Rapist.  Any and all biological data can be obtained whether or not a pregnancy is carried to full term.  This proposed bill is a farce and forces women to be victimized twice, once by the criminal violent act of rape and second by the state of New Mexico.

The bill:

HOUSE BILL 206
51st legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2013
INTRODUCED BY
Cathrynn N. Brown

AN ACT
RELATING TO CRIMINAL LAW; SPECIFYING PROCURING OF AN ABORTION AS TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE IN CASES OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL PENETRATION OR INCEST.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 30-22-5 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1963, Chapter 303, Section 22-5, as amended) is amended to read:
"30-22-5. TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.--
A. Tampering with evidence consists of destroying, changing, hiding, placing or fabricating any physical evidence with intent to prevent the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any person or to throw suspicion of the commission of a crime upon another.
B. Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.
[B.] C. Whoever commits tampering with evidence shall be punished as follows:
(1) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a capital or first degree felony or a second degree felony, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a third degree felony;
(2) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a third degree felony or a fourth degree felony, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a fourth degree felony;
(3) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is a misdemeanor or a petty misdemeanor, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a petty misdemeanor; and
(4) if the highest crime for which tampering with evidence is committed is indeterminate, the person committing tampering with evidence is guilty of a fourth degree felony."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2013.



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