Major Pro-Life Groups Call for a National Strike and Protests to End Abortion

Major Pro-Life Groups Call for a National Strike and Protests to End Abortion


By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Protest ABQ is joined by national Pro-Life organizations, including Operation Rescue, Created Equal, and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust in declaring a national call to action: a National Strike and Protests on January 22-23, 2015.

America has endured 41 years of legalized abortion, now is the time to stand together in solidarity as a people of conscience to end the killing of children in the womb, says Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, founder of Protest ABQ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The use of strikes in various venues have been and continue to be effective in producing change. This one-of-a-kind call for two days of national strike and protests has the potential of sending a resounding message to the leaders of this nation that the American people want abortion to end.

The yearly anniversary of Roe vs. Wade continues to be a day of mourning across the pro-life community. Each year thousands gather in Washington D.C. to protest against this evil.

However, to step up our call to end abortion, we are encouraging all like-minded people throughout the country not to go to work or school nor spend money on Thursday, January 22nd and Friday, January 23rd, 2015, but instead to join together for prayer, fasting and PROTEST in their localities.

All participants must commit to following the model of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in their protests.”Even if we were to be beaten, screamed at, or abused, we will not respond in kind,” stated Fr. Imbarrato.

Protests will be held in front of state capitol buildings, busy intersections, and abortion facilities. No place is off limits and no one who profits from, supports, or condones pre-born child killing is immune from these protests.

Together, we are calling on national religious and pro-life leaders to join us and encourage all like-minded people to participate in a national strike.

Fr. Imbarato stated, “Let January 22, 2015, be the start of the national strike, which shuts this country down so that our government and the American people understand the urgency of ending legalized pre-born child-killing. It is time that the successful strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Polish Solidarity Movement led by Lech Walesa and Fr.Jerzy Popieluszko be implemented in the United States to end this injustice!”

We will not condone violence of any kind by anyone in this National Strike. Indeed, we are protesting the use of violence — against children in the womb. We will peacefully and prayerfully protest this violence.

In the coming weeks and months leading up to January 22-23, 2015 Protest ABQ will be calling on all Pro-Life groups to commit to joining this historic effort.

For more information visit and join our Facebook event page: National Protests & National Strike Jan. 22-23rd, 2015

Contact Information:

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato,

Media Spokesperson:
Tara Shaver, (505)- 319-7825


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Nov. Newsletter: Called To Be Faithful

Nov. Newsletter: Called To Be Faithful

“God Has Not Called Us To Be Successful, He Has Called Us To Be Faithful” ~Mother Teresa

This month we have continued to put the pressure on UNM through protest and public awareness. We also educated the masses who came to ABQ for the International Balloon Fiesta through protests primarily at Plaza Inn hotel which houses Boyd’s late term abortion patients.

Our consistent group of faithful protesters, who are merely trying to be the hands and feet of Jesus, continue to encourage us with their passion and participation in various outreaches. Thank you to everyone who stands with us in prayer, support and encouragement!

Sometimes the fruit of our efforts is SIMPLY being the catalyst for a conversation about abortion. When abortion is brought to light in any public way, especially through the media, WE ALWAYS WIN! Abortion is after all…indefensible.

This month, unexpectedly, our steadfast and faithful efforts have caused both a local…and a national storm! The whole city was buzzing about a sign  that has been used outside of the the late term abortion clinic for 4 years. The local news media even covered the story and we thought the coverage was fair.

Several other Christian and secular media covered the story as well. People are talking about and considering their position on abortion as a result. God is good and always at work.

Click here for our newsletter from this month

In the News This Month:

On a national level, the Protest ABQ efforts reached a pro-abortion journalist for COSMOPOLITAN who wanted to write a piece about governor Martinez being a potential GOP candidate in 2016. We’ve included the article below and praise God with us for the fairness of the article in light of the author.

Click here to read the SURPRISINGLY fair and hard-hitting article by COSMOPOLITAN: New Mexico governor Susana Martinez has come under fire from anti-abortion groups for not doing enough to help their cause.

Our continued faithful efforts of prayer, protest, and outreach at late-term abortion clinic Southwestern Women’s Options stirred quite the conversation this month…both Locally and Nationally!

Watch local CBS coverage from KRQE-13 here: Parents upset over graphic anti-abortion ad near school

Read a national story from Mad World News here: Pro-Life Sign Near School Causes Outrage, But Makes A Good Point

National Pro-Life Coverage by Jill Stanek: Media complains pro-life sign at abortion clinic “near a school”

…More News From this Month:

Plaza Inn Hotel…”Dead Babies Delivered In Toilets Here”

Research project Tara helped with…Caught Red-Handed: New Mexico Abortion Business Was Operating Illegally

Take Action: High Priority Abortion Cases Need Your Voice! 

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

Keep our efforts in your prayers as we continue to move forward to end abortion in New Mexico…to God alone be the glory!

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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Caught Red-Handed: New Mexico Abortion Business Was Operating Illegally

Caught Red-Handed: New Mexico Abortion Business Was Operating Illegally


By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue


Operation Rescue urges the City of Las Cruces to revoke the abortion facility’s business permit due to deception and possible zoning violations.

Las Cruces, NM – A new abortion facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, operated by the Texas-based Whole Women’s Health abortion chain, was caught “red-handed” operating without a valid business permit in an area that may not be properly zoned for that business.

Seeking to avoid safety standards in Texas that shut down two of its five Texas abortion centers, Whole Women’s Health targeted New Mexico where an absence of abortion laws allows even the most disreputable to run abortion businesses without fear of inspection or oversight.

Whole Women’s Health (WWH) soon set up shop in Las Cruces where it could continue its substandard operations without accountability.

Operation Rescue, working with Protest ABQ and local pro-life leaders in Las Cruces, has documented that Whole Women’s Health, operating as “William H. Richardson, MD, PC” opened for business and conducted surgical abortions prior to applying to the City of Las Cruces for a business permit.

In fact, recorded phone conversations show that the facility staff used deception first to pass off an invalid business permit as their own, then to deny that it had opened for business.

In phone call placed by Tara Shaver of Protest ABQ on October 16, 2014, a clinic employee told Shaver that they had been open about a week. She then scheduled Shaver for a surgical abortion on October 21.

However, records show that the abortion facility did not even apply for a permit until October 23 and did not receive a valid business permit until October 27.

There are also concerns that Whole Women’s Health and Richardson are operating in a building that is not zoned for major surgeries such as late-term abortions, which are soon to be available at the Las Cruces center.

“There can be no doubt that Whole Women’s Health was conducting business and providing surgical abortions prior to applying for a valid business permit,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We caught them red-handed breaking the law and using deception to cover it up.”

Operation Rescue is encouraging the public to contact the City of Las Cruces and ask that they immediately revoke the business permit issued to Richardson due to safety concerns and given the checkered history of the Whole Women’s Health abortion chain in Texas with which his abortion business is affiliated.

Building & Development Services
Robert Kyle, Administrator
Voice: 575-528-3106

Read Operation Rescue’s exclusive report with documentation.

About Operation Rescue,

Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.

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