(Angelo Artuso, Tara Shaver and Fr. Imbarrato at the NM AG Office)
By Tara Shaver
Santa Fe, NM- In addition to visiting New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas's office during our "Investigate and Prosecute" the New Mexico Abortion Cartel Campaign Launch, Protest ABQ's Senior Attorney testified in Santa Fe on Wednesday during a House Education Committee hearing.
New Mexico Political Report covered the hearing,
Angelo Artuso warns that a move by lawmakers to shield some university research from the public eye could lead to harrowing consequences.
The bill was rolled over from Friday at the request of the bills sponsors, Reps. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, and Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, after Protest ABQ raised concerns about the language used in the bill being so broad that UNM and others could shut down Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) requests, seeking transparency and accountability over experimental research projects conducted at tax payers expense.
This is extremely troubling in light of the recent revelations of the University of New Mexico using aborted baby remains in experimental research obtained by notorious late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women's Options in possible violation of both state and federal laws.
The New Mexico Political Report continues,
There’s also another dimension to Artuso’s opposition. Artuso filed a complaint with the state nursing board last year on behalf of Protest ABQ, an anti-abortion advocacy group, against a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood for wrongly prescribing the drug mifepristone, which causes abortions. The women’s health provider countered that under state law, nurse practitioners are allowed to prescribe the drug.
Protest ABQ would like to thank everyone who called and sent emails expressing their concerns about HB- 267. Despite the fact that some expressed their disapproval of Protest ABQ's "tactics" of urging the public to contact Republican Rep. Jason Harper to amend the bills wording, the House Education Committee agreed with our concerns and decided to send the bill back to the sponsors to be further amended.
Read New Mexico Political Report's full coverage: Effort to make college research secret stalls over fears it goes too far