Archives for December 2016

2016 Year In Review: Top 5 Highlights 

2016 Year In Review: Top 5 Highlights 

Dear Friends,

As 2016 comes to an end, we’d like to share with you a glimpse into the past year of ministry here in New Mexico. Each year as we look back, we are amazed by how God has moved and worked to further peel back the layers of New Mexico’s stony heart. The battle for life is fierce here in the desert but the Lord keeps moving us forward and blessing our efforts. Thank you for standing with us and for your prayers and support!

#5 – Albuquerque’s anti-abortion crusaders: Bud and Tara Shaver take no prisoners in their ‘culture of life’ campaign.

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(Picture from the Albuquerque Journal)

2016 marked 6 years of ministry in New Mexico. We’ve worked tirelessly to expose and oppose the New Mexico Abortion Cartel. This year started off with a front page pro-file piece by the state’s largest newspaper: The Albuquerque Journal. We were surprised by how fair and balanced this report on us was and we were grateful that our efforts and our primary focus as missionaries was conveyed accurately.

Read the full article here: Albuquerque’s anti-abortion crusaders

#4 – Presentation to Legislators: Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

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(Photo of Fr. Stephen Imbarrato and Tara Shaver)

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato and Tara Shaver introduced a compilation video and presentation of 5 years of investigative research into New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics at the Capital in Santa Fe for New Mexico legislators during the start of the 2016 legislative session.

Read the presentation recap and watch the full feature presented to legislators here: Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

#3 – New Mexico Baby Body Parts Scandal Timeline Recap 

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(July, 18, 2015 Protest and Press Conference sponsored by Protest ABQ)

Since July 2015 we have been involved in seeking accountability for the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options regarding their collaboration in the use of aborted baby remains for experimental research. We will continue to keep the pressure on our New Mexico Attorney General in 2017.

See the full timeline of our efforts here: New Mexico Baby Body Parts Scandal Timeline Recap

#2 – #OperationRNC was a HUGE Success

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Bud joined a coalition of the nations leading pro-life activist organizations led by Created Equal for #OperationRNC which included: Operation Rescue, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, Citizens for A Pro-Life Society, Rev. Mahoney and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest of Priests for Life in Cleveland, Ohio (July 13-15) for the run-up to the Republican National Convention (RNC).The goal of #OperationRNC was to demand that the RNC address defunding Planned Parenthood in the GOP party platform. In addition #OperationRNC was a public awareness campaign which included public prayer and several events designed to raise awareness of the injustice of abortion. As a result of #OperationRNC the Republicans Adopted the most Pro-Life party platform EVER condemning abortion and Planned Parenthood!

See all of the highlights of #OperationRNC here:  #OperationRNC was a HUGE Success

#1 – New Mexico Vote Pro-Life

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With 2016 being a major election year for both New Mexico and the nation, we worked tirelessly to encourage New Mexicans to vote pro-life. One of New Mexico’s greatest hurdles and strong holds are Catholic politicians who are placing their party before their faith. We worked alongside Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest to expose and oppose several pro-abortion Catholic Democrats. We sent thousands of postcards throughout their districts and conducted numerous protests leading up to and including election day. In a major upset, the pro-life community successfully opposed pro-abortion Catholic Senator (D) Michael Sanchez who for years ensured that pro-life bills never saw the light of day. Protest ABQ set the stage for this monumental defeat with postcards and co-lead two key protests in this district leading up to election day.

See all of our focuses and protest efforts here: New Mexico Vote Pro-Life

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Why Protest? Why Albuquerque?

For more information about our protest campaign launched in 2014 to expose and oppose the radical abortion agenda deeply entrenched in New Mexico visit: ProtestABQ.com

Join the national movement: ProtestChildKilling.com

Honorable Mention: Complaint Filed Against Planned Parenthood Nurse For Performing Illegal Abortions Under New Mexico Law

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In April of 2016, Tara filed a formal complaint with the New Mexico Nursing Board against Vivianne Clark. Clark is a Registered Nurse who is employed by Planned Parenthood of New Mexico. New Mexico law states that only licensed physicians can perform abortions. Vivianne Clark is not a licensed physician and is therefore in violation of New Mexico’s Criminal Abortion Statute, NMSA Section 30-5-1, et seq. As we await the nursing board’s decision, please pray that Clark loses the ability to kill babies in New Mexico.

Full report by Live Action News: Pro-life group says New Mexico nurse performed illegal abortions

Related: Abortion drug at center of complaint

Highlights of the Past 5 Years of Ministry in New Mexico:

2015 Bud and Tara Shaver’s Year In Review
2014 Year In Review: Top 5 Highlights

2013 Year In Review (5 post highlights)

2013 The Year of Public Awareness- ABQ Year In Review Highlight #1
2013 The Year of Public Awareness- ABQ Year In Review Highlight #2
2013 The Year of Public Awareness- ABQ Year In Review Highlight #3
2013 The Year of Public Awareness- ABQ Year In Review Highlight #4
2013 The Year of Public Awareness- ABQ Year In Review Highlight #5

In 2013 Bud and Tara Shaver were named Pro-Life Persons of the Year

2012 Year in Review: Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness
2011 Year In Review: Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness

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Thank YOU for standing with us, for your prayers and for making our pro-life efforts in New Mexico possible!

We love you all and keep you in our prayers. May you each be blessed in this new year 2017!

Ways to be a blessing for life in the new year:

-Become a monthly financial partner

-Give a one-time financial gift from your income tax return.

-Host us for a “Missionary Meet and Greet” in your home by inviting friends to learn about our family and our work here in New Mexico. 

Recurring and tax deductible donations can be made online here.

“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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U.S. Congress Issues SECOND Criminal Referral To NM Attorney General

U.S. Congress Issues SECOND Criminal Referral To NM Attorney General

Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Congress Select Investigative Committee has issued a SECOND criminal referral to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. Let’s take a look back at how the Abortion Cartel’s atrocities catapulted New Mexico into the national spotlight…

Protest ABQ’s TIMELINE RECAP: New Mexico Baby Body Parts Scandal Timeline Recap

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December Newsletter 2016: New Focus For 2017

December Newsletter 2016: New Focus For 2017

Dear Pro-Life Friend,

Greetings! November was an amazing month on many fronts. Locally we announced our new focus for the coming year: Catholic Democrat New Mexico Attorney General (AG), Hector Balderas.

We have teamed up with national organizations  Operation Rescue and Priests for Life to call on our Attorney General to investigate and prosecute the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options for their involvement in the use of aborted baby remains, and more.

Even though a criminal referral has been handed down to AG Balderas from Congress, he has failed to act swiftly and pursue justice for the babies who are a mere commodity to the New Mexico abortion cartel.

The reality remains that New Mexico continues to be in the spotlight due to our non-existent laws on abortion, our leaders who support and condone abortion and the University of New Mexico’s entrenched abortion agenda.

Our message is clear, “Stand Up For The Babies and We Will Stand Down.” We want nothing more than for our leaders to do what is right, on their own, but the corruption runs deep…

In the coming months we will be prayerfully and peacefully exposing AG Balderas and holding him accountable for his poor leadership and for ignoring the plight of the pre-born children who die daily in his state.

Please join us in prayer that just as God moved the heart of Pharaoh to let his people go, that he would also move New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas to place as a top priority protection for ALL children in New Mexico… including those who are, absolutely, the most vulnerable-those living in their mother’s wombs.

More details here: National Anti-Abortion Coalition Joins Protest ABQ Demanding Accountability In New Mexico

Hopeful Victory For Pre-Born Children In Our Country and New Mexico

We applaud Donald Trump for stepping into the arena and taking on the evil and corruption that has dominated American politics for some time now. Moving forward we must come together as a unified voice in our cities across this nation to make sure that Trump follows through with his campaign promises. We must not allow him to be like so many other leaders who say one thing to get elected and then fail to act to save the lives of pre-born children. We must all work harder to do what we can to stop the killing today by how we live our lives and obey God’s call to be salt and light in this world.

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(Here we are as a family picking up signs to get out the vote for pro-life candidate Diego Espinoza in Sandoval County, New Mexico.)

Victory in Valencia County: Sen. Michael Sanchez Has Fallen

We are proud to congratulate those in New Mexico Senate District 29 who successfully opposed pro-abortion Catholic Senator (D) Michael Sanchez who has dominated the NM senate and continuously ensured that pro-life bills never see the light of day. Protest ABQ set the stage for this monumental defeat this summer as we sent postcards to his constituents letting them know that he is putting politics before his faith. We also co-lead two key protests in this district leading up to election day. It is very encouraging to see others take our lead and be successful in protesting evil and corruption that has such a strangle hold in New Mexico.

This victory is a testimony to the power we as citizens have when we unify and expose evil outside of the four walls of our churches.

Read more about our election efforts in New Mexico here…

ABQ RAW Interview

A local videographer from ABQ RAW contacted us this month asking for us to do a video to educate the public about the ins and outs of Roe v. Wade and abortion in New Mexico.

He was surprised that the Christians he knew were clueless about the laws of our country regarding abortion and that many of them had no idea how abortion devastates entire families.

Tara met up with him where we keep the truth truck and had a great time talking with him and making an informative video.

You can watch Tara’s interview with ABQ RAW here: ABQ RAW: Albuquerque, New Mexico late term ABORTION capital of America

Testimony From a Faithful Donor and Colaborer…

You make the impact of our divine calling to be missionaries in New Mexico a reality in the lives of countless moms we’ve helped over the years and the babies who are alive today because you give financially.

New Mexico is a different place than it was when we arrived 6 years ago and that is because of YOU!

One gracious donor asked us if she could make an appeal for us. We had no idea what she would write but we had to share it with you. Above all else this note will let you know how to pray for us and if you are so lead we hope that you will choose to partner with us this #GivingTuesday with a monthly financial gift to our ministry.

“The definition of a champion is a person who fights or argues for a cause or stands up on behalf of someone else.   

I am writing you making an appeal on behalf of two champions that many of us have had the privilege of meeting and getting to know through the prolife community…”

Read her full appeal here

Thank YOU for standing with us, for your prayers and for making our pro-life efforts in New Mexico possible!

Recurring and tax deductible donations can be made online here

“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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