By Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato explains why New Mexico needs a Late-Term Abortion Bill with NO exceptions for rape, incest, or health.
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato with Priests for Life and founder of several pro-life ministries in New Mexico including: Life Ministries NM, Protest ABQ, and Project Defending Life released the following statement:
“I am very excited about the plan laid out by the [Senate-NM] to get a late term abortion ban passed in New Mexico. It is my hope that it is a bill that has no exceptions. I made it clear last year and again this year to the sponsors of the bill that I cannot support a bill with exceptions. Rape, incest, and health of the mother exceptions are not tolerable in pro life legislation. It is important that our Catholic leadership insist that our Catholic legislators support a late term ban with no exceptions. I recently submitted a ban bill to appropriate parties without exceptions that is law in 20 states. Let us unite around a late term ban with no exceptions.”
Father Stephen is a priest with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, ordained 10 years as a late life vocation. Fr Stephen has been given permission to do full-time national pro-life ministry and is currently a member of the Pastoral Staff of Priests for Life. Fr Stephen is the founder of several pro-life ministries including St Gerard’s CPC in Connecticut and Project Defending Life also Protest ABQ in New Mexico.