UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester and more…

UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester and more…

October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We have had an incredible month of service to our Lord in many ways here in Albuquerque. Two things that have resonated with us throughout everything we have done is how important perspective and principle are. Having an eternal/kingdom perspective is so vital as we live Christian lives and as we fulfill God’s purposes in our ministry. This has become abundantly clear as we have waged battles on various fronts this month. It is so easy to think with a worldly mindset and to put what we think God can use for His glory into a little box. It reminds us of how an angel responds to Sarah in Genesis 18:14,

“Is there anything too extraordinary for the Lord?”

The Lord can use small efforts, big efforts and even those that seem trivial or out of the ordinary to accomplish mighty things through His faithful servants. Our hearts and minds must be sensitive to how the Holy Spirit is moving and we must allow the Spirit to guide our every step of faith for the glory of God.

This month we have also had to cling to doing what’s right based principle instead of popularity. Proverbs 11:3 tells us that,

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

As God’s people we must exhibit and preserve our integrity even in the face of attacks and those who seek to undermine our efforts. God’s word and your prayers have built us up this month as we move forward toward an Abortion Free New Mexico. We have confidence in knowing that our perspective is kingdom focused and that our allegiance is to the God who has made us and called us to this important work of saving lives. Thank you for standing with us.

Join Us In Our Prayer for New Mexico

We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. Hebrews 6:11

Four brave Pro-life Priests endorse Mayoral Candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes, this has never happened before in Albuquerque!

“As a woman, wife and mother who is a resident of Albuquerque, I recognize the need for a mayor who is going to work to turn our city around in the right direction and has the experience to bring the positive change that our city desperately needs. There are many things that plague our city like crime, corruption and late term abortion. In February of this year a 23 yr old woman died during an abortion at 6 months of pregnancy at Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion center. Late term abortions have no place in our city and put the lives of women at risk who need love and assistance, not abortion. We need a mayor like Michelle Garcia Holmes who truly cares for our city and the people who live here. Michelle Garcia Holmes has made the commitment to work to make our city safe and prosperous for all. We hope that we can count on your support for the first woman mayor of Albuquerque on October 3rd,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

#RedRoseRescue

Albuquerque was one of three locations nationwide to participate in the Red Rose Rescue on September 15th.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico two faithful sidewalk counselors decided to set aside the arbitrary boundary outside local abortion centers and peacefully entered the University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health abortuary and gave a red rose to a client waiting inside. In addition, the client was lovingly offered life affirming alternatives to abortion. The University of New Mexico is a publicly funded institution and is currently under criminal investigation by the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.  No rescuers were arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“As pro-life missionaries we have been called to defend life and to rescue those being led to the slaughter. Peaceful direct action to save the lives of these innocent babies and persuading their mothers to choose life is such a beautiful sacrifice. We were blessed to stand in solidarity with the babies, Mary Wagner and fellow Red Rose Rescuers today in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester
  • This month we had our long anticipated meeting with New Mexico Archbishop John C. Wester. It was a good opportunity for us to hear his heart and for him to get to know us and our Abortion Free New Mexico team. It was a very productive meeting, the Archbishop committed to forming a Pro-Life Commission ensuring that pro-life issues will receive equal status throughout all of New Mexico’s parishes!
In Light of Abortion Patient Death, New Mexico Rep. Pearce Seeks Federal Investigation

Excerpt from a report by Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue

Rep. Steve Pearce has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seeking an investigation and prosecution of the University of New Mexico and its partner, Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest full-term abortion facility in the U.S. Pearce’s letter expresses urgency for a Federal investigation.

Pearce was especially troubled about the February 4, 2017, death of Keisha Atkins from a botched late-term abortion she received at Southwestern Women’s Options.

“On February 4, 2017, a woman tragically died at SWWO facilities after receiving a late-term abortion. This raises more questions about the reckless behavior of the SWWO. In 2016 alone, the National Abortion Federation reportedly referred more than 200 Texas patients to New Mexico for abortion related procedures. With hundreds of women flocking to New Mexico to receive these dangerous procedures, something must be done” Pearce wrote.

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico uncovered the death of Keisha Atkins, 23, and obtained her UNM autopsy report that wrongly indicated Atkins’ pregnancy – not her abortion – caused her death. However, an analysis of the autopsy report clearly shows that determination was a cover-up of the truth that Atkins died a painful, panic-filled death as the result of complications that could only have resulted from the late-term abortion.

Buying or selling a home or commercial property?

You can support Pro-Life Witness at no cost to you by taking advantage of the Real Estate for Life program.

Call 1.877.543.3871 or email proliferealestate@yahoo.com for more information Visit www.realestateforlife.org to find a Pro-life Realtor!

Love and Blessings, Bud and Tara

As full time Pro-Life Missionaries we are funded by everyday people like you. Help us continue to stand for life and expose the abortion industry in New Mexico by donating online or by sending a check made out to “Life Ministries U.S.” P.O. Box 50351, Albuquerque, NM 87181

  • You may also schedule a convenient monthly donation here.

Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of our ministry and our family. We love you all and keep you in our prayers.

“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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Local Pro-Life Priests and Women Support Michelle Garcia Holmes For ABQ Mayor

Local Pro-Life Priests and Women Support Michelle Garcia Holmes For ABQ Mayor

Albuquerque, NM- Four local pro life priests, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Priests for Life, Fr. Leo Padget of Saint Bernadette Parish in Albuquerque, Fr. Rick Zerwas of Sacred Heart Parish in Albuquerque, and Fr. John Carney of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for 25 years (retired) stood publicly in support of Michelle Garcia Holmes for Mayor of Albuquerque.

“We support Michelle Garcia Holmes for Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico! Catholics support life here in Albuquerque, the late term abortion capital of the country,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato at a press conference held in Albuquerque today.

Michelle Garcia Holmes has the experience and heart needed to turn Albuquerque around. Our city will not change unless we elect Godly leaders. Please tell your friends and family to check out her website and vote on October 3rd for the first woman Mayor of Albuquerque.

(From Left: Fr. John Carney, Fr. Leo Padget, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, and Fr. Rick Zerwas)

Watch the full press conference here:

Women March to the Polls for Michelle Garcia Holmes

After the press conference local Albuquerque women joined Michelle Garcia Holmes in a march to the polls to vote together for the 1st Female Mayor of Albuquerque! It is no coincidence that the 1st Female Mayor of Albuquerque can be found on the 1st line of the ballot!

“As a woman, wife and mother who is a resident of Albuquerque, I recognize the need for a mayor who is going to work to turn our city around in the right direction and has the experience to bring the positive change that our city desperately needs. There are many things that plague our city like crime, corruption and late term abortion. In February of this year a 23 yr old woman died during an abortion at 6 months of pregnancy at Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion center. Late term abortions have no place in our city and put the lives of women at risk who need love and assistance, not abortion. We need a mayor like Michelle Garcia Holmes who truly cares for our city and the people who live here. Michelle Garcia Holmes has made the commitment to work to make our city safe and prosperous for all. We hope that we can count on your support for the first woman mayor of Albuquerque on October 3rd,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

Michelle Garcia Holmes Pro-Life Statement

Check out Michelle Garcia Holmes’ official Pro Life statement on her website: http://www.michelle4mayor.org/about/

  • Born and raised in Albuquerque
  • 8 Years Chief of Staff in NM Attorney General’s Office
  • 20 Years Experience Albuquerque Police Department
  • Non Politician; independent and unencumbered
  • Pro-life, pro-family, pro-business, anti-crime
  • Visit Michelle4Mayor.org for more information

From now, leading up to October 3rd, vote for Michelle Garcia Holmes for mayor and let’s turn this city around!

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Pro-lifers Conduct Red Rose Rescues at Three Clinics in Defense of the Unborn

Pro-lifers Conduct Red Rose Rescues at Three Clinics in Defense of the Unborn

BREAKING: Red Rose Rescue in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM- On Friday, September 15, 2017 in three different cities across the United States, pro-lifers entered abortion centers to talk to women scheduled for abortions and offered an act of non-violent defense of unborn children about to be aborted.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico two faithful sidewalk couselors decided to set aside the arbitrary boundary outside local abortion centers and peacefully entered the University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health abortuary and gave a red rose to a client waiting inside. In addition, the client was lovingly offered life affirming alternatives to abortion. The University of New Mexico is a publicly funded institution and is currently under criminal investigation by the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.

Those defending the unborn also entered Northland Family Planning, 3810 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI; Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, 101 S Whiting St. #215, Alexandria, Virginia. Once inside, small teams of pro-lifers quietly approached mothers seated in the waiting rooms and offered them red roses as a symbol of life. Attached to each rose was a card which stated on one side, “You were made to love and to be loved… your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change.  A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” and a national hotline phone number directing to them to local pregnancy help centers on the other.

The Red Rose Rescue is modeled after the pro-life rescue activity of well-known Canadian activist Mary Wagner, who has repeatedly entered Toronto abortion centers and offered red roses to mothers waiting to have their children aborted.​

Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society who participated in the rescue at the Michigan clinic, explains:

“The Red Rose Rescue is an act of charity for women who feel for whatever reason they must have their innocent unborn children killed. Those who took part were willing to embrace risks for these women and their babies. We will go into the very places where the unborn are put to death and extend help to the moms. Should this help be refused—we will not leave the abortion centers but remain in solidarity with the helpless victims oppressed by the injustice of abortion. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that her work was “to go into the dark holes of the poor.”  The Red Rose Rescue is an action of going into the dark holes of the poor—namely abortion centers where the innocent are rejected—and in these dark holes we seek to bring hope, true peace and the presence of God.”

According to LifeSiteNews, “10 pro-life activists, including two Catholic priests, were arrested this morning at a Michigan and a Virginia abortion facility while attempting to persuade women not to abort their unborn children.”

No rescuers were arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“As pro-life missionaries we have been called to defend life and to rescue those being led to the slaughter. Peaceful direct action to save the lives of these innocent babies and persuading their mothers to choose life is such a beautiful sacrifice. We were blessed to stand in solidarity with the babies, Mary Wagner and fellow Red Rose Rescuers today in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

Read the reports from LifeSiteNews and watch video’s from the Red Rose Rescues:

 

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