By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- On Friday, July 10, 2020 Abortion Free New Mexico joined Michelle Garcia Holmes for U.S. Congress, Dinah Vargas for New Mexico House of Representatives District 10 and Stefani Lord for New Mexico House District 22 on location at the UNM free-standing abortion facility to let the community know that abortionists are not heroes. Within 24 hours of announcing a press conference at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health, launching an online petition with emails going directly to UNM President Garnett Stokes, in addition to weeks of overflowing public outcry, we received word that the “Heroes Work Here” banner had been taken down!

Our collective voices matter, thank you for letting yours be heard by calling, emailing and signing our petition! Your voice matters.

At the press conference Michelle Garcia Holmes announced that in response to the University of New Mexico’s removal of the “Heroes Work Here” banner that the UNM President and the UNM Regents now need to defund and close down the UNMCRH abortion facility,

“We are once again going to take our plea to the people and encourage them to call, write, email all of the UNM Board of Regents. The University of New Mexico is an institution of higher learning, our hope is that the regents disassociate the university from this facility because the intentional taking of an innocent persons life should never be associated with our university’s policies or mission. Let’s keep the fight going, let’s shut this clinic down, let’s defund this facility. The University of New Mexico is currently thirteen million dollars in debt, let’s start here.”

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Dinah Vargas, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 10, where the UNM Center for Reproductive Health is located, issued the following statement today, 

“It’s real simple for me, I’m against abortion because God is against abortion. For far too long it seems that New Mexicans have been pushed around and been told that the unborn aren’t human beings and all that the world hears about New Mexico is that we kill the unborn in great numbers. This abortion clinic happens to be in my district and I want to end abortion. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself to never be silent, never to be passive and never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement and to never stop defending life until all of my brothers and sisters are protected and we are a nation that is about liberty and justice, not just for some but, for all. As a campaign promise I will do my part to end abortion.”

As a strong woman and pro-life defender, Stefani Lord, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 22. shared her personal testimony. She is opposed to abortion because her birth mother went to an abortion facility to abort her life, but the state in which she was born had restrictions that prevented her from being killed, unlike New Mexico where you can be aborted through all nine months. She shared how her adopted mom was the abortionist who would have killed her and that she grew up and saw first hand the devastation that abortion took on women’s lives. She stated, 

“My adopted mom was an abortionist, and she was no hero. It tore her up inside, I saw their faces and I saw their tears. I know exactly first hand from birth on, how abortion affects people including the doctors, the nurses and the staff that are doing it. They can pretend all they want, but it is eating them up inside. No matter how much they want to say that killing a child is normal, it’s not normal. I want to be very clear, abortion doctors are not heroes and this abortion facility should never have had that banner on there. It’s an insult to people like me. It’s offensive. Abortion is not normal and abortionists are not heroes.”

For 10 years Abortion Free New Mexico has exposed UNM as the heart of the New Mexico abortion cartel. The removal of the “Heroes Work Here” banner was the first step in the right direction and it is our hope that UNM will abandon it’s radical abortion agenda. Together we are a stronger voice for LIFE in New Mexico.

Abortion Free New Mexico fully supports and endorses their campaigns! Learn how you can support them and start by making a donation to their campaigns.

  • Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) U.S. Congressional Candidate (CD1): GarciaHolmes4Congess.com
  • Dinah Vargas (R) New Mexico House of Representatives for District 10: DinahVargas.com
  • Stefani Lord (R) New Mexico House of Representatives in District 22: Lord2020.com
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BREAKING: UNM Press Conference And Sign The Petition!

BREAKING: UNM Press Conference And Sign The Petition!

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico joins the Garcia Holmes for Congress campaign in calling for the University of New Mexico (UNM) to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from their free-standing abortion facility. This banner was placed on the building sometime after the coronavirus outbreak.

A press conference will be held Friday, July 10th at 10:30am at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE.

 “This banner that currently hangs at the University of New Mexico’s free-standing abortion clinic is simply promoting a falsehood that abortionists are heroes. Just the opposite is true, abortionists have betrayed true medicine and take innocent lives everyday. Join us in contacting UNM President Garnett S. Stokes by signing our online petition. When you do, an email will be sent to her requesting that the banner be removed. This is a small step in letting leadership at UNM know that the pro-life community expects more from the states flagship university,” stated Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico. 


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  • Here is a press release sent out today by Congressional candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes.


Date:  Friday, July 10, 2020
Time:  10:30 AM
Location: 2301 Yale SE

The Michelle Garcia Holmes Congressional Campaign Calls for the “Heroes Work Here” Banner to be Removed from University of New Mexico Abortion Clinic 

The University of New Mexico tax payer funded abortion clinic, (University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health) is claiming that they are heroes for providing abortions during the Covid-19 crisis. The clinic hoisted a large banner with the message “Heroes Work Here” covering their permanent sign. Our Congressional Campaign found out the clinic proudly posted the banner several weeks ago. The clinic is located at 2301 Yale SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Michelle Garcia Holmes said, “My shock quickly turned to sadness when I saw this banner.” “I know so many heroes in our community who are fighting to save lives amidst this pandemic. The work our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals have been doing, has been challenging, high-risk and a huge personal sacrifice. Many are working long hours and have been separated from their families for extended periods of time.” 

From the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, our Governor deemed abortion clinics as essential businesses. “I disagree, at a critical time such as this, I believe the clinics should have been closed and deemed non-essential.” “We have had numerous people coming in from out of state to visit the abortion clinics in our state, because they are open and will do abortions up to a baby’s date of birth.” 

“For an abortion clinic, whose sole purpose is to take life, to blatantly compare itself to hospital medical staff caring for covid-19 patients is shocking and insulting.” Garcia Holmes continued, “We do have medical heroes, saving lives every day while risking their own safety and well-being, however they are not working at these abortion clinics. I have the highest respect for our medical community and the work they have done to protect all New Mexicans during these difficult times.” 

The Garcia Holmes Congressional Campaign and our supporters have notified by telephone and mail, asking the University of New Mexico President, Garnett Stokes, to immediately have the management of the UNM sponsored abortion clinic to take down that banner. As of today, the offensive banner remains posted. Garcia Holmes stated, “This attempt for the UNM abortion clinic to steal the honor and praise of truly dedicated medical staff at our hospitals and clinics should stop now. The intentional taking of another innocent person’s life should never be rewarded, celebrated or honored.” 


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Top 10 Highlights of 10 Years of Ministry in New Mexico

Top 10 Highlights of 10 Years of Ministry in New Mexico

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- It has been a privilege and a blessing to serve New Mexico as its only full time pro-life missionary family since 2010. It’s actually hard to believe that this July marks a decade of our life saving, culture changing, transformational ministry because the time has simply flown by.

10 Years of Ministry: Top 10 Highlights

#10 Nation’s Most Strident Activists

Awarded Operation Rescue’s Pro-Life Person’s of the Year in 2013 

Due to our high profile efforts, we are considered by the radical left as, “some of the country’s most strident activists opposed to abortion!” 

We have redefined the American mission field and our efforts have been featured in virtually every major news source in the country! 

#9 Our Greatest Reward

We have been given four beautiful blessings (Tirzah 10, Eden 7, Moriah 5 and Azariah 1). Raising them to love the Lord is the most important and rewarding job that we have been entrusted with.

Commissioned by Operation Rescue to Albuquerque in 2010, we are implementing several proven strategies, in an effort to make New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”

#8 Lives Saved and Death Exposed

We exposed the death of Keisha Atkins at Southwestern Women’s Options after receiving an anonymous tip. It was the late term abortion method that made her septic and killed her. 

While one death is tragic, countless babies lives have been saved due to our faithful advocacy on the sidewalk and investigative research. 

Here are some testimonies from our sidewalk counseling ministry over the past 10 years:

#7 Undercover Investigations

Over the past 10 years we have conducted over 50 undercover investigations and have exposed late term abortion across America. 

New Mexico is the nation’s Late Term Abortion Capital but with the help of Priests for Life, we revealed that abortions after 20 weeks do occur all across the country.

Our investigations have been utilized to effect public policy reform efforts both locally and nationally!

  • Nearly all of our undercover investigations can be watched at Abortion Free New Mexico’s video archive here.

#6 Documented Abortion Injuries

With the help of Operation Rescue, local sidewalk counselors and local pro-life groups, we have confirmed, a staggering, 41 abortion related injuries at 4 New Mexico abortion clinics. 

Documenting these abortion injuries helps us educate the public and file subsequent complaints.

As pro-life missionaries to New Mexico since 2010, our goal is to close down the state’s last five abortion facilities through investigative research, public exposure, and proper oversight and accountability. 

#5 Filed Formal Complaints 

Due to our comprehensive research and undercover investigations, we’ve filed formal complaints against every abortion center and abortionist in the state! 

Accountability matters!

Our goal is to close down the state’s last five abortion facilities through investigative research, public exposure, and proper oversight and accountability. 

#4 Successful Public Awareness

Our high profile efforts with Protest ABQ and Abortion Free New Mexico, with the help of several national groups, has solidified Albuquerque’s reputation as ground zero in the national abortion debate.

We have redefined the American mission field and our efforts have been featured in virtually every major news source in the country.

#3 Dramatic Public Policy Shift 

In 2010, openly pro-life politicians were no where to be found. In 2020, EVERY Republican candidate running for office is publicly Pro-Life! Many of them are our friends!

As Pro-Life Missionaries to New Mexico since 2010, we are working towards an Abortion Free New Mexico where every pre-born child is valued and protected.

#2 Abortion Expansion Thwarted

In 2010, New Mexico was ground zero for the radical left. Due to our public pressure, three abortion centers have closed and abortion expansion has been thwarted.

No new abortion centers!

Read our 6 Part Series exposing the New Mexico Abortion Cartel and highlighting how their plans of expansion throughout New Mexico have been stifled here: 

#1 Late Term Abortion Capital

With the help of Operation Rescue and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, director of  Life Ministries U.S. we exposed New Mexico to the world as the Late Term Abortion Capital. A designation we coined based on our groundbreaking research.

A reputation we are working tirelessly to reverse!

Thank you for believing in us and supporting our mission!

Your partnership with us has been invaluable and together we have truly made an impact in the late term abortion capital of the nation. Each new day provides new hope that New Mexico will value life, especially those nestled within their mothers wombs. Thank you for believing in us, our mission to make New Mexico Abortion Free and for blessing us with your time, talents and your treasure.

May we all continue to sow into a culture of life in 2020 as we anticipate a pivotal moment in our country. May God bless you, keep you and may His face shine upon you and give you peace!

Celebrating 10 years of what the Lord has done!
A gift for you!

We ordered pens to help in our efforts to get out the pro-life vote right before the country shut down. Needless to say, we have not been able to pass them out at any events. We don’t want them to go to waste so we’d like to gift you some pens to use at your church, events or just simply to give to like minded friends as a reminder to get out and vote on November 3rd. 

With any online donation this month we’ll send you some, just tell us how many you’d like in the notes section online. (Max 25 per donation)

We are so grateful to those of you who through faithful prayer and support have made 10 blessed years of ministry possible for our family.

  • Please consider setting up a secure tax deductible monthly donation online here.

A monthly gift of $20.20 would be such a blessing to us and the babies we are working to save in New Mexico!

Abortion Free New Mexico leaders, Bud and Tara Shaver are Pro-Life Missionaries serving in Albuquerque, NM. Commissioned by Operation Rescue to Albuquerque in 2010, we are implementing several proven strategies, in an effort to make New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”


“I’m calling for The University of New Mexico – UNM president to ask the UNM abortion clinic to take down that banner! I don’t believe those are heroes. We don’t believe in late term abortion here in New Mexico, and we need to stand up against this industry.” Michelle Garcia Holmes (R), U.S. Congressional Candidate (CD1) 

Heroes don’t work at abortion clinics.

The UNM Center for Reproductive Health performs late term abortions through 6 months gestation!

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility. Join us this Friday for Faith To Action Friday and let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.

  • Join us  for “Faith to Action Friday” on Friday July 3rd from 10-11AM 
  • The UNMCRH free standing abortion clinic is located at 2301 Yale Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Parking is available on Renard (off Yale)
  • ​Everyone is welcome to join us for this peaceful presence.​

Learn more about UNM’s radical abortion agenda at AbortionFreeNM.com

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