Voters in New Mexico’s largest city of Albuquerque yesterday soundly defeated a ban on late-term abortions. And it just breaks my heart.

Think about it. People had the opportunity to vote to protect unborn children who are old enough to feel pain from late-term abortions. And people simply didn’t care enough. Voters on Tuesday rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent. How? I mean seriously, how does this happen?

There’s a few logical reasons. According to The SBA-List, Planned Parenthood and other national pro-abortion groups, including Organizing for America, spent $1 million to defeat it. And the city of Albuquerque is a deep blue city that chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 15-point margin.

I knew all that going in to yesterday but I’ve got to admit, in my heart I just didn’t see how anyone could go in to the voting booth and vote against this bill. Wait. It’s not that I didn’t think anyone could vote against a bill that says once babies can feel pain they shouldn’t be ripped apart in the womb, I just didn’t think a majority could. But a majority did.

And that unsettles me terribly. I think people are further gone than I even thought they were. And I thought they were pretty far gone before.

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