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Bud and Tara Shaver’s 2015 Year In Review

Bud and Tara Shaver’s 2015 Year In Review

By Bud and Tara Shaver

Happy New Year from our family to yours! God has been faithful this past year. It has been quite eventful this year as we continue to push back the darkness of the New Mexico abortion cartel, hold leaders accountable and work to save the lives of pre-born babies.

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Here is our 2015 Year in Review:

#5- NM House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban

We moved here to New Mexico in 2010 to expose late-term abortion since nearly 90% of Americans oppose late-term abortions. We helped launch the first ever citywide referendum that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in 2013. In 2015, five years of groundbreaking research and a public exposure campaign through Protest ABQ was the catalyst of the first pro-life bill to EVER pass the New Mexico House…a Late-Term Abortion Ban!

Read more here: Dramatic Reversal: Abortion Protests Lead to Promising Public Policy Shift in New Mexico 

#4- Bud Goes to Washington D.C. City, State and…Federal Efforts to Ban Late Term Abortion

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In a monumental national effort to ban late-term abortions, Bud traveled to Washington D.C. to stand in solidarity with pro-life leaders in calling for a vote on H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Coinciding with the National Day of Prayer (May 6, 2015), pro-life leaders gathered at U.S. House Speaker, John Boehner’s office to pray and urge the passage of a National Ban on Late-Term Abortions. Bud hand delivered signatures collected from a petition by New Mexicans and voices from all across the nation calling for an end to abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy to House Speaker Boehner’s office…and just days later the U.S. House did just that!

Read more here: Local, State and Federal Efforts to Ban Late Term Abortion

#3- A Tale of Two Babies

The pro-life community from all across the world came together in prayer and action in an attempt to help a divided family from the United Kingdom who traveled to Albuquerque for a late-term abortion. Unfortunately, despite all of our best efforts, the mother aborted her 30-week old baby. Despite this tragic loss, national awareness was raised about the need to end late-term abortions in New Mexico.

Read more here: Woman 30 Weeks Pregnant Traveled From U.K. to U.S. to Have Abortion

A separate opportunity arose when we were contacted by the pro-life community in Lubbock, TX about a Christian family traveling to ABQ to kill their 5 month old daughter who had recently been diagnosed in the womb as having Down Syndrome.

We contacted their church and mobilized a prayer network, as a result, we were notified that the family changed their mind and did not end up killing their precious little girl.

Read more here: Mother 5 Months Pregnant Decides at Last Minute Not to Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome

#2- 600+ Protest Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque

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In conjunction with national protests sponsored by #ProtestPP, New Mexicans held the largest protest EVER against the killing business of Planned Parenthood in their state. The Albuquerque protest drew over 600 New Mexicans out to protest the only Planned Parenthood surgical abortion center in the state.

Protest ABQ sponsored the Albuquerque protest and co-lead it with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life. The historic protest sent a strong message of solidarity and resounding declaration to political leaders in New Mexico that New Mexicans want to end pre-born child killing in this state.

Read more here: Largest Protest Of Planned Parenthood in New Mexico and Across USA

#1- Protest ABQ’s Year of Accountability

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In 2015 our protest efforts were cranked up into full gear as we protested both pro-abortion politicians and soft PLINO (Pro-Life In Name Only) Republican politicians who both only serve to perpetuate the radical pro-abortion climate in New Mexico. We also continued to highlight and protest the University of New Mexico (UNM).

We wrapped up a productive year of pro-life ministry by filing a formal complaintwith the Attorney General asking for a thorough investigation of the harvesting of aborted baby body parts at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO). The ABQ Journal newspaper published a great article that confirmed SWO is the sole provider of fetal remains to UNM.

Please join us in prayer that the AG will follow through and that in 2016 we will see SWO close down and UNM will  abandon its radical abortion agenda.

Read ALL of our Protest efforts from 2015 at our News page at ProtestABQ.com.

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We are so grateful for each one of you who gives each month to our ministry. We could not do this important life saving work without you! 

We rely on regular monthly donations to meet our needs as a ministry and family. In 2016 would you consider setting up a monthly recurring donation to help us start the new year strong? Or perhaps a one-time gift?  Please visit prolifewitness.org

Bud and Tara are contributing writers at For God’s Glory Alone Ministries-FGGAM. You can read all of their articles here.

Also be sure to visit: ProtestABQ.com

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Two Leading Voices in New Mexico Call On Gov. Susana Martinez to Resign

Two Leading Voices in New Mexico Call On Gov. Susana Martinez to Resign

By Bud Shaver

Two prominent leaders in New Mexico, Pastor Dewey Moede and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, are leading the charge by calling on New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to resign.

Pastor Dewey Moede, News Director at fggam.org For God’s Glory Alone Ministries- FGGAM reported that according to Peter St. Cyr, an award winning watchdog journalist, Gov. Susana Martinez may have committed a fourth degree felony when she pressured an emergency dispatcher and repeatedly demanded witness information after a noise complaint was made to hotel staff during an after-party hosted by the Governor at a posh Santa Fe hotel.

According to Peter St. Cyr:

“10-16-3. Ethical principles of public service; certain official acts prohibited; penalty.
A. A legislator or public officer or employee shall treat the legislator’s or public officer’s or employee’s government position as a public trust. The legislator or public officer or employee shall use the powers and resources of public office ONLY TO ADVANCE THE PUBLIC INTEREST and NOT to OBTAIN PERSONAL BENEFITS or PURSUE PRIVATE INTERESTS. Note: It’s a fourth degree felony.”

On December 22, 2015 Pastor Dewey Moede issued the following statement after new information came to light contradicting Gov. Susana Martinez’s account of the events that took place after a hotel staff party:

“Time  for Gov. Martinez to resign. Her story does not add up. I no longer trust her to lead our state, our Children and the effort to defeat drunk driving and work with Law Enforcement Officials.”

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According to audio captured by Santa Fe police Sgt. Anthony Tapia contradicts Governor Martinez’s account and indicated that she was clearly “inebriated.” (Audio files released by New Mexico Political Report)

 

KRQE 13- Audio: Santa Fe police, hotel security agree governor ‘inebriated’

 

KRQE-13 reported that Governor Martinez’s actions could warrant, “disciplinary action.”

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Local and National Pro-Life Activist on staff with Priests For Life also publicly called on Governor Martinez to resign on December 23, 2015 issuing the following statement,

“Isn’t it time for New Mexican conservatives especially the Prolife community to unite and demand Susana Martinez’s resignation. It is time to let [Lieutenant Governor] John Sanchez restore integrity and true family and life values to our state. Will the Prolife community remain as silent about Martinez as she has been about the out of control abortion industry in our state? John Sanchez would be a much more respectable Governor and leader of the Republican Party. Please resign so the Republican Party can regroup from your embarrassing tenure as Governor.”

In addition to this current scandal, Protest ABQ has been sounding the alarm about Governor Susana Martinez and her administration. Find out why here: Silent Susana

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New Mexico is currently ranked the worst state in the nation in almost all the polls…and Albuquerque is known nationally as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America

Albuquerque is the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America

New Mexico ranks as the worst-run state in the nation! 

NM has nation’s highest unemployment

New Mexico ranks worst in U.S. for poverty

Report: NM ranks 2nd in nation for violent crime

NM still ranks 49th in child well-being

New Mexico ranks near the bottom in yet another national report on educational achievement.

Albuquerque ranks near bottom in list of best, worst cities for families

Fortune: ABQ rock bottom for home ownership

New Mexico drivers rank second-worst in U.S.

RELATED: Susana Runs For Cover From Cameras As Pizza Party Cover-Up Erupts, Plus: Our Wish List From Santa And Merry Christmas, New Mexico! joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com

NM Gov. Martinez Tells Santa Fe Police Dispatch: “Call Off Your Officers” Who Respond to Party Complaint

NM Taxpayers Paid For Guv’s Booze and Pizza Party, Police Sgt. Says Guv Was ‘Inebriated’

Fr. Imbarrato Calls On Governor Susana Martinez to Resign

Audio and More Here

Governor Parties While State Burns

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Fr. Imbarrato Calls On Governor Susana Martinez to Resign

Fr. Imbarrato Calls On Governor Susana Martinez to Resign

By Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Local and National Pro-Life Activist on staff with Priests For Life

Isn’t it time for New Mexican conservatives especially the Prolife community to unite and demand Susana Martinez’s resignation. It is time to let John Sanchez restore integrity and true family and life values to our state. Will the Prolife community remain as silent about Martinez as she has been about the out of control abortion industry in our state?

PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!! We need to let the entire country know how horrible our Governor is. This news report is only part of her terrible tenure here in NM. She is the worst PLINO (pro-life in name only) politician in the country.

 

How is Susana Martinez not the Hillary Clinton of the Republican Party? Anyone listening to this news report [Here] can clearly see she is dodging, weaving, and lying just like Hillary does. Has anyone asked who else was at the party? Time to go, Susana! John Sanchez would be a much more respectable Governor and leader of the Republican Party. Please resign so the Republican Party can regroup from your embarrassing tenure as Governor.

“Audio files and [all of] the fallout from the infamous 2015 holiday party and post-party in a hotel room that caused hotel to call the police on a loud room—one that happened to include Gov. Susana Martinez. Martinez also spoke to police and security” Compiled by New Mexico Political Report here.

“In new audio [below], officer, security guard say Gov. Martinez appears ‘inebriated’” (Audio files released by New Mexico Political Report)

 

“Audio below: The first clip is the front desk calling police. The second clip has the woman at the front desk saying Martinez is there to speak to police and Martinez speaks to a dispatcher. The third clip features Martinez speaking to a dispatcher and police.” (Audio files released by New Mexico Political Report)

 

Protest ABQ has been sounding the alarm about Governor Susana Martinez and her administration. Find out why here: Silent Susana

New Mexico is currently ranked the worst state in the nation in almost all the polls…and Albuquerque is known nationally as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America.

Albuquerque is the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America

New Mexico ranks as the worst-run state in the nation! 

NM has nation’s highest unemployment

New Mexico ranks worst in U.S. for poverty

Report: NM ranks 2nd in nation for violent crime

NM still ranks 49th in child well-being

New Mexico ranks near the bottom in yet another national report on educational achievement.

Albuquerque ranks near bottom in list of best, worst cities for families

Fortune: ABQ rock bottom for home ownership

New Mexico drivers rank second-worst in U.S.

Related: Two Leading Voices in New Mexico Call On Gov. Susana Martinez to Resign

NM Gov. Martinez Tells Santa Fe Police Dispatch: “Call Off Your Officers” Who Respond to Party Complaint

NM Taxpayers Paid For Guv’s Booze and Pizza Party, Police Sgt. Says Guv Was ‘Inebriated’

Audio and More Here

Governor Parties While State Burns

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