Protest ABQ Condemns Violent Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood

Protest ABQ Condemns Violent Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood

By Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ and Pro-Life Missionary at Pro-Life Witness

Our prayers go out to all those involved today in the senseless shooting at the Planned Parenthood located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We continue to pray for the law enforcement officers and all of those who were shot and for the safety of those currently responding to this ongoing situation.

Pro-Life Witness, Protest ABQ and Protest Child Killing stand in solidarity with Pro-Life groups condemning acts of violence. ‪#‎AllLivesMatter‬ Peaceful protest and prayer NOT Violence will end abortion. Stop ALL the Killing!

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, founder of Protest ABQ and Director of Protest Child Killing issued the following statement, “Those of us who protest pre-born child killing with Protest ABQ and Protest Child Killing never condone any act of violence, indeed we are protesting the violent act of abortion that kills pre-born children in the womb. We are committed to peacefully protesting this violence. Our prayers go out to all victims of violence.”


Operation Rescue and the Christian Defense Coalition issued the following press release:

Pro-Life Groups Condemn Violence at Colorado Planned Parenthood, Pray for Safety

Colorado Springs, CO — Operation Rescue and the Christian Defense Coalition are denouncing the violence that appears to be in progress at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Details are still sketchy regarding the motives of the perpetrator and we urge the public not to draw any conclusions until police can make an official determination.

“Operation Rescue unequivocally deplores and denounces all violence at abortion clinics and has a long history of working through peaceful channels to advocate on behalf of women and their babies. We express deep concern for everyone involved and are praying for the safety of those at the Planned Parenthood office and for law enforcement personnel. We pray this tragic situation can be quickly resolved without further injury to anyone,” said Troy Newman President of Operation Rescue.

“Although we don’t know the reasons for the shooting near the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs today, the pro-life movement is praying for the safety of all involved and as a movement we have always unequivocally condemned all forms of violence at abortion clinics. We must continually as a nation stand against violence on all levels.,” said Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, based in Washington, D.C.

As of this writing, the situation remains active and fluid. Operation Rescue and the Christian Defense Coalition urges people of good will everywhere to pray for a speedy and peaceful resolution to this situation and tweet their thoughts for the safety of those in danger under the hashtag #AllLivesMatter.

At the time of publishing this several other Pro-Life groups issued statements:

Fr. Frank Pavone and Pastoral Team of Priests for Life,

“Fr. Frank Pavone calls for Calm and Avoidance of Rash Judgment. Information is very sketchy about the currently active shooting situation in Colorado Springs. The Planned Parenthood was the address given in the initial call to the police, but we still do not know what connection, if any, the shooting has to do with Planned Parenthood or abortion.

As leaders in the pro-life movement, we call for calm and pray for a peaceful resolution of this situation.

What is motivating this shooting will become clearer in due time. We ask that in the meantime, nobody jump to conclusions regarding the connection between this violence and the controversy over abortion and Planned Parenthood, and we ask that people do not use this situation to inflame emotions on either side of the abortion issue.”

Fr. Terry Gensemer, Director, CEC For Life,

“The tragic situation in Colorado is still active, though details remain sketchy. CEC For Life has and always will use non-violent, peaceful means in our continued efforts to declare that All Life is Sacred. We condemn in the strongest way possible violence against those people who disagree with us on the issue of abortion. We are praying for a peaceful and speedy end to the situation in Colorado and pray for the safety of everyone on the scene.”

Rev. Katherine Marple, Keep Life Legal,

“At this time, it is unclear if the shooter(s) in ‪#‎ColoradoSprings‬ was targeting ‪#‎PlannedParenthood‬ or was just within proximity of it. In any event, it is abhorrent to us at KeepLifeLegal that anyone would use violence at any abortion facility for any reason in the United States. We are in continued prayer that this situation will come to a peaceful end.”

Rev. Rob Schenck, Faith and Action,

“Pray for an end to violence and especially for those injured in the ongoing Colorado Springs shooting. No one yet knows the motive of the shooter, but, violence against the innocent for any reason violates the Commandment against killing, contradicts the gospel and the model of Christ, and is inimical to the principle of the Sanctity of Life. God help us.”

UPDATE: Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Gunman Surrenders, 3 Dead Including Police Officer

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Happily Thankful For YOU!

Happily Thankful For YOU!

By Bud and Tara Shaver

Today as we spend time with our children cooking, playing and just being together as a family we are reflecting upon all that we have to be thankful for.

At the top of our list is YOU! 

You make it possible for us to make sure that New Mexico’s leaders are being held accountable so that they know we want them to stand for life. God has placed each leader in their position of authority for such a time as this.

You make our weekly protest presence incredibly powerful and effective.

You are the reason why the general public is being educated and we are able to keep the pressure on as a pro-life ministry.

We thank God for each of you who sacrifices to stand with us for our pre-born neighbors, and for those who faithfully pray and give with cheerful hearts.

In spite of efforts to thwart and silence our Christ centered, life affirming message we press forward! We are thankful to be in this fight for life.

Because of your support we will be sharing with you a new development this next week about our effort to ensure that presenting the pro-life message in the public square remains constitutionally protected in Albuquerque.

You are invaluable in this battle for life and to furthering the kingdom of God as lights shining in the darkness.

Thank you for all that you do for Jesus and the “LEAST of His children,” may you be richly blessed today.

“As God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.”  2 Corinthians 4:15

For more information about our Christ centered, Pro-Life ministry efforts in Albuquerque, New Mexico please visit: and


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#StateOfABQ: Protest ABQ Calls On Mayor Berry to Address Abortion Crisis

#StateOfABQ: Protest ABQ Calls On Mayor Berry to Address Abortion Crisis

By Tara Shaver

Recent Report: State of the City: ABQ- Late-Term Abortion Capital Under Mayor Berry 

Protest ABQ called on Mayor Richard J. Berry during his 2016 State of the City address today. We urged his constituents, supporters and friends to encourage him to speak up for and act to protect the most defenseless citizens of Albuquerque…children in the womb.

Today as attendees of this event went inside to eat, network and hear from Mayor Berry, babies were murdered in their mothers wombs right across the street from the venue. Yes, right across the street is where Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest late term abortion facility in America is located.

Protest ABQ thinks that it’s inexcusable for another day to go by without hearing what Berry intends to do about it. Albuquerque has a shameful reputation and we should not be the only ones saying so, Mayor Berry needs to take ownership of the bloodshed in his city.

Please join us in contacting Mayor Berry’s office and ask him:

–How does he feel about the fact that ABQ is known nationally as the late term abortion capital since abortions are performed up to the day of birth in HIS city?

-Why are abortion facilities are operating out of zone? The late term facility is not properly zoned to do the 4 day late term procedure. It is actually supposed to be done in a hospital setting per the criminal abortion statute.

-Does it concern him that abortion facilities are never inspected for cleanliness and safety in ABQ?

-Why he is ignoring the women who have been and continue to be injured by Albuquerque abortion facilities?

-When does he plan to openly oppose the out of control abortion industry in HIS city and take proactive steps to change it?

Mayor Richard Berry’s Office:

Phone: (505) 768-3000


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