Lawmakers have bodily autonomy; so should constituents
Bold Futures NM’s Kat Sánchez writes for the La Cruces Sun News about the importance of bodily autonomy.
“I’ll be damned if I’m going to allow somebody to jab a Q-tip up my nose every five days.” As soon as state Rep. Ezzell so emphatically asserted her right to bodily autonomy in the recent Legislative Council meeting on Jan. 6, I found myself in a place I never thought I would be: agreeing with her.
New Mexico State Representative Candy Spence Ezzell is a legislator who has served District 58 since 2005. In that time she has consistently voted against protecting and expanding access to reproductive health care, so you can imagine my surprise when I found myself in agreement with this particular stance.”