Crazy Night In the (D) Controlled Senate for Pro-Life SB 437

Crazy Night In the (D) Controlled Senate for Pro-Life SB 437


Pro-Life Senate Bill 437 KILLED In (D) Controlled Senate

By Bud Shaver

Santa Fe, NM — In a crazy night of drama in the democratically controlled Senate Public Affairs Committee hearing, chaired by ravenous pro-abort Sen. Gerald Ortiz Y. Pino. The democrats were successful in tabling Pro-Life bill SB 437 Physician Admitting Privileges for Abortions.

Pino played politics from the outset of this particular Senate hearing by pushing the pro-life bill SB 437 dead last (even though it was scheduled 4th in line). The bill was finally heard at 10:30pm.

SB 437 had been “rolled over” from a previous date due to an appendicitis attack suffered by Senator Gay Kernan (R). Due to the shenanigans of Sen. Pino, Sen. Kernan was not able to stay and hear SB 437 since she was in severe pain and physically not able to endure the long night.

Chairman Pino also cut off the testimony of expert witness Tara Shaver, Senior Policy Advisor of Protest ABQ when she attempted to introduce 911 calls made from Albuquerque abortion facilities. Sen. Pino objected and threw a “tantrum,” claiming that the 911 calls were “too emotional” when Sen. Brandt asked for the 911 calls to be played, which documented severe injuries sustained by women from Albuquerque abortion clinics.

Tara Shaver issued the following statement after the committee hearing, “When facts are disregarded as emotion you know there’s a problem. Quote of the night ‘women need and want [to kill their children by] abortion.’ There you have it my friends: insanity. Hospital privilege bill was tabled and hearts were exposed. Jesus is Lord and that’s where I cast my crown.”

Protest ABQ sponsored both the key testimony introduced by Sen. Brandt and testimony in support of the bill provided by Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Melanie Hathorne.

Michael Norton, of Alliance Defending Freedom, was planning on attending the hearing last Friday but was not able to make it tonight. Here is an excerpt of the testimony he submitted to the committee members:

“Dear Mr. Chairman:

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is pleased to represent Protest Albuquerque in regard to its support of Senate Bill 437.

ADF is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that promotes religious liberty, sanctity of life, marriage and the family. While ADF itself does not engage in lobbying, ADF is able to explain the legal impact of a legislative proposal.

Protest Albuquerque is a peaceful awareness campaign launched to educate and stand against the injustice of abortion through a strategic and sustained presence. Protest Albuquerque strives to educate Albuquerque and New Mexico residents on what abortion really is and what it looks like.

While Protest Albuquerque is opposed to abortion and seeks reversal of Roe v. Wade and its progeny, Protest Albuquerque acknowledges that it must do all it can to protect the lives, health, and safety of vulnerable women who are subjected to an abortion and to protect and preserve the life of the unborn child.

That is why Protest Albuquerque urges you to pass Senator Brandt’s bill – Senate Bill 437. SB 437 would require that a physician may not perform or induce an abortion unless that physician has active admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location at which the abortion is to be performed or induced. Violation of this provision of SB 437 is punishable as a misdemeanor crime which carries only a fine of $1,000.

SB 437 is important to the health and safety of women of New Mexico.

-It acknowledges the critical need for there to be continuity of care by the physician who performed the abortion to the patient in the event of post-abortion complications.

-It would enhance doctor-patient communications and the transfer of information about the patient and the post-abortion complications problems the patient is experiencing.

-It would support the ethical duty of the abortionist to care for the physician’s patient and not engage in patient abandonment.

-It would assure that there was a thorough evaluation mechanism of the abortion doctor’s competency to practice medicine and better protect patient safety.”

Several members of the public endured the LONG night and circus atmosphere and testified in support of the pro-life bill. Cliff Severson, 40 Days For Life Coordinator of Rio Rancho and also proud member of Protest ABQ, shared his testimony of personally witnessing two ambulances transporting injured women from the late-term abortion clinic, Southwestern Women’s Options. He urged the committee to pass the bill to provide a measure of safety protocols for New Mexico women.

Alan Sanchez, spokesman for the three Bishops of New Mexico urged the committee members to pass the bill stating that, “the Archdiocese of Santa Fe fully supports this bill.”

Sen. Pino continued his belligerent attitude by throwing out a supporter of the bill after his testimony!

Needless to say the Democrats voted on party lines to kill SB 437!

We would like to thank Sen. Craig Brandt of Rio Rancho for introducing and sponsoring this bill and for his patience and graceful attitude that he displayed through this long ordeal.

“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4

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SB 437: Hospital Admitting Privileges Committee Hearing TOMORROW Tuesday, March 3rd

Your voice is needed in support of this important SENATE bill!

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- On Tuesday, March 3rd SB 437 will be heard in the Senate Public Affairs Committee in Santa Fe. This Pro-Life bill needs your support through email, phone calls and in Santa Fe on Tuesday. Your presence is also needed to be a visible and vocal support of this bill.

We just got word that the Pro-aborts are busing in people from out of state to testify at the committee hearing in opposition of this IMPORTANT Pro-Life bill!

SB 437 will be heard in Room 321 in the Roundhouse. Please be there by 12:00pm since this is a small room and we need as many people (at least 30) in support of this bill inside as possible.

Each week out of state abortionists fly or drive into New Mexico from California, Arizona and Texas to perform abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.

Most women who seek abortions at these clinics do not have any relationship with the physician who performs the abortion either before or after the procedure.

In most instances, the woman’s only actual contact with the abortion provider occurs simultaneously with the abortion procedure, with little opportunity to ask questions about the procedure, potential complications, and proper follow-up care.

The bottom line is that when life threatening abortion injuries occur, every second counts. 

Hospital admitting privileges will ensure that the abortion provider will be held accountable to get proper care for women the fastest. 

-SB 437 will provide the minimum protection and continuity of care that women deserve here in New Mexico. When life threatening abortion injuries occur, every second counts.

-SB 437 will also prevent abortion providers in New Mexico from ditching their patients on local Emergency Rooms where other physicians are left in the dark about the woman’s condition. This wastes precious time in diagnosing the problem and bringing in specialists to deal with it.

Please contact these committee members and ask them to support SB 437.


Sponsored by Craig Brandt

The Physician Admitting Privileges for Abortions bill requires that abortionists obtain hospital admitting privileges at a hospital no more than thirty miles from the abortion facility.


Title Name Party Role
Sen. 505-986-4482

Gerald Ortiz y Pino:

D Chair
Sen. 505-986-4260 Bill B. O’Neill: D Vice Chair
Sen. 505-986-4391

Jacob R. Candelaria: D Member
Sen. 505-986-4276 Ron Griggs: R Member
Sen. 505-986-4270 Daniel A. Ivey-Soto: D Member
Sen. 505-986-4274

Gay G. Kernan: R Member
Sen. 505-986-4856 Mimi Stewart:

D Member

“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4

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Meet Zack, He Was Saved From Abortion

Meet Zack, He Was Saved From Abortion

20141212_144813Dear Friends and Partners in the battle for LIFE,

The sweet boy above is Zack and his birth announcement is well overdue. Zack’s mom was intercepted by Bud in 2013 outside of the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion clinic.Zack’s mom was cut to the heart when she saw an abortion victim photo and even though she hitch hiked to her appointment after canceling 2 previous appointments, SHE CHOSE LIFE for her son who was born in May 2014.

There are countless Zack’s out there that are scheduled to die, however, with your help we can save them all by making New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”

Click here to make a secure online donation to our ministry.

(Our DONATE page has been under construction. It is working NOW)

When our small family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico five years ago, virtually no one knew about late-term abortions taking place up to the day of birth here. In fact most people we talked to didn’t even know that these abortions were even legal!

Our tireless work, groundbreaking research, and implementation of proven strategies has launched Albuquerque, New Mexico into the national spotlight…As the “Late-Term Abortion Capital of the Nation!”

We have redefined the American “Mission Field” and our efforts as Pro-Life Missionaries have been featured in virtually EVERY major news source in the country: CNN, MSNBC, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, TIME, Talking Points Memo, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, National Review, Breitbart, World Net Daily, WORLD Magazine, and COSMOPOLITAN…just to name a few!

Since moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2010 our work has consistently been featured among national Pro-Life efforts in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014:

Top Ten Victories of 2011:  National Pro-Life Victory #3 New Mexico Abortion Cartel Exposed: Together, the Shavers and Operation Rescue, uncovered and exposed a series of 911 calls that were evidence of life-threatening abortion complications at two Albuquerque abortion clinics. Complaints were filed with the Medical Board and the investigation into these unsafe clinics is progressing. In addition, the role of the University of New Mexico in the abortion industry has been fully documented, and efforts are underway to convince the UNM Regents to cease all participation in abortion and abortion training.

Year in Review: Top Ten Victories from 2012 Shelley Sella, faced a disciplinary hearing before the New Mexico Medical Board in November for gross negligence in a 35week abortion where Sella overused uterine contracting drugs on a woman with a history of a previous Caesarian Section, resulting in a ruptured uterus. The injury was discovered when former OR intern Tara Shaver obtained the 911 call records. OR and Mrs. Shaver filed complaints resulting in the Board action.

2013:  Bud and Tara Shaver Named Operation Rescue’s 2013 Pro-Life Persons of the Year.

2014:Group launches new anti-abortion campaign” (KOB Eyewitness News 4) Protest ABQ The Protest ABQ campaign culminated in the First EVER National Pro-Life Strike Jan. 22-23, 2015. The Protest ABQ campaign has been attributed by national pro-life groups for the dramatic political reversal in New Mexico, “Dramatic Reversal: Abortion Protests Lead to Promising Public Policy Shift in New Mexico” also, “Tectonic Political Shift in New Mexico Prompts Life-Saving Pro-Life Legislation.”

In fact, as I am writing this, the 20 week Late-Term Abortion Ban just passed the second NM House committee and will now proceed to the House floor for a vote! This is one of the ONLY pro-life bills to ever make it to the NM House floor for an up or down vote in New Mexico in over 60 years!

Read more about TWO Pro-Life Bills to reach the House here: Late Term Abortion Ban REACHES NM House Floor

As our ministry efforts have grown, so has our family. We are now considered a “mid-sized” family with three precious children. We are resolved more than ever to fight the Abortion Cartel that is so DEEPLY entrenched in New Mexico!

We need your HELP to continue our fight for LIFE.

Please send your best gift today and PRAYERFULLY consider becoming a monthly financial partner. We are committed to making New Mexico “Abortion Free!” Your gift of $5, $25, $50 or even $100 will help us accomplish our goal of no more children needlessly dying in our state.

WITHOUT YOU babies like Zack wouldn’t be here today! We thank God for you!

Please make your checks out to Bud or Tara Shaver and mail them to:
PO Box 50351
Albuquerque,  NM 87181

Click here to make an online one time or monthly donation to our ministry.

Read Tara Shaver’s latest report: Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Also in the news this month: Tectonic Political Shift in New Mexico Prompts Life-Saving Pro-Life Legislation

Thank you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement in 2015! We are so blessed and humbled by all of our partners in this ministry to save lives here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

family 2014
Because of Christ we stand,
Bud and Tara Shaver
Pro-Life Missionaries

“Seek the well being of the city to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well being you shall find your own.“ Jeremiah 29:7

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