Archives for February 2015



$500k Annually to Prevent Teen Births?

Action Needed Contact Committee Members NOW!

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- On Tuesday, February 24th the Senate Public Affairs Committee will hear testimony on Senate Bill 137 sponsored by Linda Lopez. SB 137 titled “Prevention of Births Among Adolescents” which appropriates $500,000 a year to the NM Department of Health to implement statewide “programming” to prevent births among adolescents.

The Fiscal Impact Report for this bill gives further insight into what this “programming” entails. Apparently the funds will be utilized by the DOH Family Planning Program (FPP) which promotes population-based strategies: service learning and positive youth development programs, adult/teen communication programs, and comprehensive sex education programs.

Furthermore the report states that, “These strategies work in concert with clinical family planning services to prevent teen pregnancy. Clinical family planning services are provided in public health offices statewide and in some community and School-Based Health Centers (SBHC). Clinical services include birth control, counseling, and laboratory tests.”

“This bill is merely a way to further indoctrinate adolescents with sex education that is well known for promoting casual “safe” sex as long as one is using birth control. Young people need proper direction and guidance on self worth, and to be taught that abstaining from sexual activity is the only way to prevent pregnancy 100% of the time,” stated Bud Shaver.

Our last expose’ on the University of New Mexico’s radical abortion agenda included the fact that UNM also has a presence through School Based Health Centers. These centers are currently in two Albuquerque high schools, three middle schools, and one elementary school. The Adolescent Division of UNM proudly boasts that their “physicians are comfortable seeing teenagers with any sort of problem, from acne to contraception.”

The pro-life community should also be concerned that Planned Parenthood may be a recipient of some of these funds. An undercover investigation conducted back in 2013 revealed that Planned Parenthood of New Mexico was willing to cover up the sexual exploitation of minors. In light of this Bud Shaver, issued the following statement, “Young girls in New Mexico cannot trust Planned Parenthood to do the right thing, so we are calling on New Mexico legislators to protect our young girls from sexual predators…and from Planned Parenthood!”

Listen to the Undercover call here:

We ask that you contact the committee members below and ask them to oppose SB 137. People of conscience should not be forced to foot the bill for sex education that will inevitably lead to more pregnancies among our youth. These pregnancies will then most certainly turn into tax funded medicaid abortions which will further perpetuate the culture of death in our state.

Please act now with a phone call and email to let your voice be heard. We encourage you to attend this hearing if possible tomorrow as well at 1:30 in the Santa Fe Roundhouse Rm 321.

Contact these committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 137.




Title Name Party Role
Sen. 505-986-4482

Gerald Ortiz y Pino:

D Chair
Sen. 505-986-4260 Bill B. O’Neill: D Vice Chair
Sen. 505-986-4391

Jacob R. Candelaria: D Member
Sen. 505-986-4276 Ron Griggs: R Member
Sen. 505-986-4270 Daniel A. Ivey-Soto:

D Member
Sen. 505-986-4274

Gay G. Kernan: R Member
Sen.505- 986-4856 Mimi Stewart:

D Member
Sen. 505-986-4267

Craig W. Brandt: R Ranking Member


“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4


Read more about Abortion in New Mexico here: Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

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TWO Pro-Life Bills PASSED House Committee Hearing

TWO Pro-Life Bills PASSED House Committee Hearing

By Bud Shaver

Late-Term Abortion BAN HB 390 which will restrict abortions after 20 weeks (based on viability) PASSED the first of two House Committee hearings 4-3 on Friday February 20, 2015. It was amended during the committee hearing to go into IMMEDIATE effect once signed into law by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

There were over 5 hours of public testimony with people testifying from all across New Mexico, the youngest of which was 12 (testifying in support of the bill.) HB 390 does contain a broad “health” exception and a “sexual abuse, rape, or incest” exception. Testimony was presented regarding the exceptions in the bill for rape, incest, and sexual abuse. Everyone is encouraged to attend future hearings and to give their testimony.

This bill, though not perfect, does have the potential of saving the lives of many viable babies currently scheduled for death in New Mexico. You can read the bill in its entirety here: LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN.

The second bill to pass the House REGULATORY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE was HB 391 (PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION ACT). This bill, “protects minors from sexual predators, protects parents’ rights and establishes an abortion doctor’s responsibility to notify parents before underage girls undergo an invasive abortion procedure.” ‪You can read this bill in it’s entirety here: HB 391.

Both bills will now go to one more House Committee hearing and if passed then onto the House floor. If the bills pass the House floor then it is scheduled for two Senate Committee hearings before going to the Senate floor. Once passed by the Senate they will go the the desk of Gov. Susana Martinez for her signature.

This is the first of a long process, please continue to pray for everyone involved in this process.

For more information about these bills or to address questions about these bills contact NM Alliance for Life.

“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4

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Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- The New Mexico Vital Statistics has released its annual Selected Health Statistics Report that includes data on abortions performed in the state. This data shows that abortions in New Mexico increased 8% from 3,134 in 2012 to 3,408 abortions in 2013.

The report shows that minority Hispanic women are disproportionately targeted by the abortion cartel, accounting for 53% of all abortions in the state while Hispanics account for only 42.1% of the population.

In addition, abortions rose amongst Hispanic women by 9% from 1,643 in 2012 to 1,798 in 2013. This represented a larger percentage than the overall statewide trend.

According to Life Dynamics’s report, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” New Mexico has the highest concentration of Hispanics of all 50 states.

Pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood, Young Women United and even the University of New Mexico have exploited this demographic in the worst possible way by targeting them for elimination by abortion.

As documented in previous reports, the University of New Mexico has a sordid reputation of targeting Hispanics for elimination by abortion thanks to UNM’s Eve Espey, Professor and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN, and Medical Director at UNM’s off-site abortion facility, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health.

Espey has also worked on the faculty of the Health Sciences Global Health Program (GHP), which collaborates with the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) on education, service and research. Espey’s focus with the GHP was family planning and abortion in Mexico and Central America.

Espey performs abortions up to 22 weeks and is Medical Director at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility. Eve Espey is not modest when it comes to promoting a radical pro-abortion agenda at UNM, she is the main catalyst for this agenda according to her medical students.

As an avid promoter of abortion expansion in New Mexico and worldwide, Eve Espey received the 2014 Margaret Sanger award at the New Mexico Planned Parenthood’s 50 year celebration. Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, whose beginnings were deeply rooted in a racist, eugenics agenda, as evidenced by her own writings.

Sanger once stated, “Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.” (The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda. Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.)

“Hispanic women are being lulled to their cultural extinction by following the ‘Abortion Pied Piper’ in New Mexico to the demise of their progeny. Unfortunately, pro-abortion groups in the state are doing a better job of marketing death to these women than they are in actually helping women through their pregnancies,” stated Bud Shaver.

It is up to those of us who support life-affirming alternatives to abortion to see that this deadly trend is reversed.

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