U.S. House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

U.S. House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

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By Bud Shaver

The U.S. House approved  H.R 36 The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on a 242-184 vote!

This vote comes just days after National Pro-Life Groups Protested at House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Capital Hill demanding that Republican leaders #FreeTheBan and put it up for a vote. Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ stood in solidarity with Pro-Life leaders from all across the country and also delivered signatures collected from a petition by New Mexicans and voices from all across the nation calling for a Ban on Late-Term Abortion to House Speaker Bohener’s office despite his office remaining closed and locked.

Read the full report of our Prayer and Protest in Washington D.C. here: Prayer and Protest Produce Promising Results in Washington D.C.

When House Speaker John Boehner gave his speech in support of the 20-wk Late-Term Abortion Ban on the House Floor urging Congress to pass the bill he noted, “And I want to take a moment to recognize all of the Americans who spoke out for this bill. Your voices have been heard.”

Well the U.S. House heard our collective voices and we thank them for passing this bill, though not perfect, it will save thousands of lives and will end barbaric Late-Term abortion’s in New Mexico and all across the nation. We will continue to take peaceful and prayerful steps of faith until the mountain of Abortion in our country is cast into the abyss of history!

WND reports,  “The bill now goes to the Senate, although there are no immediate plans there to address the measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., backs a Senate version of the legislation. Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, blasted the vote as “disgraceful,” threatening a veto from Obama should it reach his desk.”

But according to LifeNews.com, “Pro-life groups hope to use the measure as an election tool in 2016 in an attempt to wrest control of the White House and approve a pro-life president who will sign it into law.”

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Prayer and Protest Produce Promising Results in Washington D.C.

Prayer and Protest Produce Promising Results in Washington D.C.

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Albuquerque, NM- Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ and Apostle Manny Lardizabal, New Mexico Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) State Leader, stood in solidarity with pro-life groups and leaders from all across the country in Washington D.C. urging the passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

On January 22, the date of the Roe v. Wade Memorial, Republican House Leadership broke a promise and cancelled a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. If passed it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy nationwide.

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Pastor Manny Lardizabal (Left) and Bud Shaver (Right) attempt to hand deliver a petition by New Mexicans and voices from all across the nation calling for a Ban on Late-Term Abortion

Pastor Manny Lardizabal issued the following statement: “I can’t help but meditate on what is at stake, Life and death, lives of millions of children. It’s that fact that motivates us to travel out of our comfort zones into Washington DC. We will join other pro-life leaders from around our nation to hold a protest at the office of House Speaker John Boehner on May 7, urging the passage of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This is a life and death situation.”

The protest coincided with the National Day of Prayer, 2015. This provided a great opportunity to join together at our nations capital in prayer for our country and it’s leaders…then to get up off of our knees and put our faith into action by protesting the lack of action by House Speaker John Boehner and Republican leadership to introduce a Late-Term Abortion Ban that will save thousands of lives. Everyday that passes means that babies are dying!

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Prayer outside of House Speaker John Boehner’s office in Washington D.C.

Unfortunately, House Speaker Boehner’s office did not provide an opportunity for the Pro-Life leaders to present their concerns which included a petition gathered by Protest ABQ, in fact, Boehner’s office was locked and no one came to the door after repeated attempts by EVERY Pro-Life leader gathered.

One of the event organizers, Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition issued the following statement in response,  “It is with a sense of profound sadness that…Speaker Boehner…did not even have the decency or courtesy or decorum to even answer the door” for the activists “who helped make him Speaker.”

LifeSiteNews.com journalist Dustin Siggins reported the following from on location:

“The diverse coalition of pro-life leaders held a press conference in front of the building, then walked to Boehner’s office. There, approximately a dozen people prayed, made brief statements about the lack of action on this legislation, and knocked on the locked door. Mahoney, one of the organizers of today’s protest, noted that Boehner’s door is consistently locked. He also criticized the speaker’s staff for not answering the door, which Mahoney said they have done in the past, and which was done when LifeSiteNews.com knocked on the door nearly two hours before the protest started.”

Rev. Patrick Mahoney explained to WND who also covered the event:

“Mahoney said the protesters are following Jesus’ example as outlined in the parable of the widow and the unjust judge in the Bible. The poor widow kept coming to the judge to beg him to grant her justice, and he eventually relented because of the woman’s persistence.

‘That is what we plan to do with Speaker Boehner and House leadership, ‘Mahoney explained. ‘We will not stop ‘knocking’ until this legislation is voted on.’”

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Rev. Patrick Mahoney knocking on House Speaker, John Boehner’s door.

Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust’s James Conrad, Director of Training and Apologetics summarized our protest in Washington D.C. to urge Republican leadership to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, “This is a good bill to get behind, not because it is perfect, but because it shows the Democratic party’s platform for what it is: abortion on demand, any reason or no reason, to the day of birth!  It will also protect thousands of children right now from being callously and heartlessly killed! And yet, even if this bill is passed, the children will not have attained justice, because it will still be legal to kill them before 20 weeks or if their father was a rapist.  It is wrong to kill defenseless people, even if they cannot feel it and even if their father was a rapist. So we will continue to knock. We will not stop knocking until all children are protected!”

Bud Shaver agrees and as Executive Director of Protest ABQ he and Protest ABQ is committed to stand side by side Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, national pro-life organizations, leaders, and individuals until ALL of the babies receive justice!

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James Conrad knocking on House Speaker, John Boehner’s door.

Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ and others attempted a second time to hand deliver signatures collected from a petition by New Mexicans and voices from all across the nation calling for a Ban on Late-Term Abortion, and stated to a journalist from Saynsumthn’s Blog that, “House speaker Boehner refused to open his constituents office to hear the desire of people representing states all across the nation who want to see an end of Late-Term Abortion in our country.”

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Bud Shaver traveled from New Mexico to urge Congress to pass the Late-Term Abortion Ban

“Boehner and his staff were well aware of our desire to speak with them today,” Shaver told Saynsumthn.

It’s a huge disappointment that House Speaker Boehner closed his public office in Washington D.C. to the organizations, Pastors, and leaders from all across the country. In New Mexico it is the Radical pro-abortion Democrats that refused to allow a vote to end Late-Term Abortion. Now it’s the Republican majority in D.C. who are apparently doing the same thing,

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House Speaker Boehner’s office remained locked without anyone willing to open the door…so Bud Shaver left the signatures there at his door.

No Coincidence! Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban Set for This Week!

Operation Rescue reported Friday morning, “Just hours after 20 pro-life leaders held a press conference seeking an immediate vote on the delayed Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it has been announced that a vote will now take place next week.”

The Weekly Standard published an article Friday morning, May 8, 2015 with this headline, “House to Vote on 20- Week Abortion Limit Next Week.”

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Pastor Manny Lardizabal issued the following statement in response to this encouraging BREAKING development, “This comes a day after many of us pro-life leaders gathered at Speaker Boehner’s office to pray and urge the ban on late term abortion. To God be all the glory.” …if my people who are called by my Name will humble themselves and pray.” …continue in agreement and prayer!”

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The full coalition that protested in favor of the Late-Term Abortion Ban Act- H.R. 36 included:

CEC For Life
Christian Defense Coalition
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society
Created Equal
Defend Life
Issues4Life Foundation
JillStanek.com
Operation Rescue
Maryland Coalition for Life
Pro-Life Action League
Pro-Life Action Ministries
Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust
Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ
Apostle Manny Lardizabal, New Mexico Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) State Leader

(NOTE: Pictures courtesy of Protest ABQ, Saynsumthn’s Blog, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, and Pastor Manny Lardizabal)

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Dear Friends and Partners in the battle for LIFE,

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! You will never know how much your partnership has made a tremendous difference in New Mexico.

Last month we made a big announcement about the fact that we are working on THREE projects that have the potential to bring Late-Term Abortion to an end in New Mexico!

This month we began the process of consulting with attorneys and coming up with a plan of action. Have you ever worked so hard to get something done and in those moments have everything seem to go wrong? Things break down, emails won’t send and it becomes obvious that Satan is attempting to thwart your efforts. Thankfully with diligence, perseverance and God’s mighty working power we were able to overcome these obstacles this month! However, this is common place for us here in New Mexico, which is why your prayers play an integral part in saving lives.

James 5:16 tells us that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Prayer is the most powerful tool we have in “our struggle that is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Will you commit to praying for us? In fact, will you please stop reading this newsletter right now and lift up the following requests to our Father in heaven?

-For God’s strategy and guidance in making New Mexico abortion free to be clear to us.
-For God’s blessing on our projects that will bring late term abortions to an end in New Mexico.
-For open hearts and minds of New Mexicans to embrace LIFE.
-For legislators and church leaders who hold positions of authority.
-For clarity of mind and wisdom of the attorneys assisting us.

You are invaluable to the pro-life efforts we are doing here in New Mexico, we thank God for you and want to pray for YOU. Please share your prayer requests in the comment section!

New Mexico, “Is it OK to Kill a 7lb Baby?”

This past legislative session New Mexico Senate Democrats killed all of the Pro-Life Bills introduced. Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino was the chair of the Senate Committee in which three of the four bills were heard in.

The late term abortion clinic in is Ortiz y Pino’s district as are the hotels that house abortion patients undergoing the 3-4 day procedure.

Presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul, recently posed this question to the Democratic National Convention, “Is it okay to kill a 7 pound baby in the uterus?” Protest ABQ thought that was a reasonable question to also ask of Democrat Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino and the other Democrat politicians attending a local town hall meeting.

It’s long overdue that New Mexicans held their pro-abortion legislators accountable, Protest ABQ is doing just that and our hope is that hearts will be changed in such a way that we will begin to see results at the legislative level.

Here are articles highlighting Protest ABQ efforts this month:

Protest ABQ Exposes UNM’s Dirty Little Secret

Sen. Pino (D), “Is it Okay to Kill a 7 lb. Baby?”

“New Mexico, is it OK to kill a 7lb baby?” Bud Shaver of Protest ABQ is Dewey’s Guest.

Stripper Reacts To Abortion, “How Could Anyone Do That!”
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P.S.- We want to pray for you! Please share your prayer requests in the comment section!

Because of Christ we stand,
Bud and Tara Shaver
Pro-Life Missionaries
www.prolifewitness.org

About Us:

Bud and Tara Shaver are Pro-Life Missionaries serving in Albuquerque, NM. Commissioned by Operation Rescue to Albuquerque in 2010, they are implementing several proven strategies, in an effort to make New Mexico, “Abortion Free.” Bud and Tara have redefined the American mission field and their Pro-Life efforts have been featured in virtually EVERY major news source in the country. Bud and Tara strive to keep Christ at the center of their efforts.

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