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State ex. rel. Raúl Torrez v. Board of County Commissioners for Lea County

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Petitioner claims that the ordinances effectively ban abortions in violation of the state constitution’s 1) Equal Rights Amendment (Art. II, § 18), 2) guarantees of liberty and due process, which include privacy and bodily autonomy (Art. II, §§ 10, 18), and 3) protection of inherent rights (Art. II, § 4). Petitioner also claims that the ordinances are preempted by state law. In a summary order, the New Mexico Supreme Court temporarily blocked the ordinances pending a decision on the merits.

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