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Friday, January 18, 2008

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National Abortion Federation Commends the New Mexico Legislature for Recognizing the Work of Law Enforcement

Washington, DC - This week, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a unanimous resolution commending federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on their collaboration, investigation, and quick response in arresting two suspects in connection with arsons and vandalism at abortion and reproductive health clinics in Albuquerque in December 2007. An identical resolution has also been introduced in the state Senate.

"We commend the New Mexico legislature for recognizing law enforcement's swift and successful investigation into the arsons and vandalism and apprehending and arresting the suspects," said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). "Law enforcement's response should send a clear message that violence against abortion providers and clinics will not be tolerated and that perpetrators of such crimes will be apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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For information and statistics on abortion clinic violence, please visit NAF's website: www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/violence/

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. Our members include health care professionals at clinics, doctors' offices, and hospitals, who together care for more than half the women in both countries who choose abortion each year. For more information, visit our website at www.prochoice.org.

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