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Not Enough Votes, Pro-Death Agenda Tabled This Session

Not Enough Votes, Pro-Death Agenda Tabled This Session

By Bud Shaver

Santa Fe, NM- As New Mexico’s short 30 day legislative session kicks off in Santa Fe this week, it appears that the radical pro-abortion agenda that was defeated last year has been tabled this legislative session due to the lack of votes! 

  • See below for a recap of the last legislative session.

According to news reports,

“A new version of the abortion bill pushed last year by Lujan Grisham is not included on the governor’s agenda for this year’s session.

The bill died on the Senate floor last year when eight Senate Democrats joined the chamber’s Republican members in voting against it and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, recently said during a pre-session event that “we simply do not have the votes” to pass the legislation during this year’s 30-day session, according to a Santa Fe New Mexican report.

The legislative session begins Tuesday and goes until Feb. 20.”

THIS GREAT NEWS HAS PROGRESS NOW NM TOTALLY UNHINGED! 

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery! Apparently, Progress Now NM realizes how effective our tactics have been over the years and are distastefully implementing a few tactics out of our playbook with billboards and a “Truth Truck” this session! 

According to the New Mexico Political Report,

“The two billboards, from ProgressNow New Mexico*, will be on I-25 near the Budagher Drive exit, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The signs face both north and south so drivers traveling in either direction will be able to see the message. 

The two highway billboards both say, ‘Rape is about power and control. So are abortion bans.’

The second billboard will be on the side of a truck driving around the state Capitol building and downtown Santa Fe Tuesday.” 

For the duration of the last legislative session Abortion Free New Mexico sponsored the billboard (pictured below) on I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We also mailed thousands of postcards to churches throughout the state and hand delivered postcards to every legislator urging them to oppose HB51 and HB90.

Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico, issued the following statement,

“Progress Now NM appears to be totally unhinged this session after the amazing defeat of all pro-death legislation last year. While it is true that rape is about power and control, so is abortion.

This messaging does not resonate with the majority of New Mexicans who value life and family.

The pro-abortion community always touts a woman’s right to have control over her body, however,  the control they demand is inevitably used to kill the innocent child within the womb during every abortion. On the other hand, abortion restrictions aim to protect the innocent, the one whom pro-abortion advocates impose their power and control over to the point of death.”

Thanks to those who are standing together in solidarity to defend the sanctity of LIFE including the Republican legislators and the Pro-Life Catholic Democrat legislators, Governor Lujan Grisham’s radical pro-abortion agenda has been tabled this session and LIFE once again prevails!

BREITBART RECAP FROM LAST SESSION 2019…

Catholic Democrats Join GOP to Defeat ‘Pro-Death’ Agenda in New Mexico

By Dr. Susan Berry

Pro-life advocates and Republicans in New Mexico are thanking the Catholic Democrats and other “patriots” who joined them [in] ending what was referred to as the “Pro-Death” agenda in the state legislature.
Bud Shaver, who leads AbortionFreeNM.com, told Breitbart News the defeat of House Bill 51 was “pretty miraculous.”

“With the Democrat party in total control of both chambers of the legislature, and the power to sign any law into effect with newly elected governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, a radically pro-abortion Democrat, we knew that if there was to be any hope of opposing their pro-death agenda, it was vital to activate the voice of the people of New Mexico and reach the hearts of the Catholic Democrats and urge them to vote their faith,” Shaver said.

He added that one of the “most encouraging developments” for members of his group during this legislative session was the connection they made with the patriot community of New Mexico.

“We were proud to stand together and protest in the capital against the push by fringe leftist democrats to destroy the values that most New Mexicans hold so dear,” he said. “Patriots from all across New Mexico joined together as one voice for prayer for New Mexico and to support President Donald J. Trump, stand up for life, the Constitution, the Second Amendment, Free Speech, the wall and against illegal immigration, rigged elections, higher taxes and corruption running rampant in New Mexico!”
The “Pro-Death” agenda consisted of HB 51, which would have decriminalized abortion, and HB 90 and an identical state Senate bill, SB 153, which would have legalized assisted suicide.

HB 51 would have compelled doctors and nurses in New Mexico to perform abortions and – similar to New York’s new abortion law and the controversial Virginia legislation – would have removed all restrictions to abortion.

While New Mexico already allows abortion up until birth, HB 51 would have removed a criminal ban on abortion that has remained on the books since before the Supreme Court’s invention of a right to abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.

“The criminal abortion law that was enacted by the legislature in 1969 doesn’t need to be stripped from New Mexico law, but strictly enforced,” Shaver said.

“We needed six Democrats to oppose HB 51, which was the attempt by the radical elements within the Democrat party of New Mexico to remove the partially unenforceable criminal abortion law enacted by the legislature in 1969,” he explained. “In the end, eight Democrats voted to oppose HB 51.”

“We applaud the eight Democrats who voted their faith values in defense of life and broke rank with their radical extremist party that currently controls New Mexico,” he added.

Shaver said pro-life advocates are especially grateful for the efforts of the Catholic bishops of New Mexico who worked in defense of life. In addition to several official statements from the bishops. Abortion Free New Mexico noted the prayer vigil organized by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in the rotunda of the capitol building. Archbishop John Wester welcomed people of all faiths to join in prayer to “move the hearts of the Democrat legislators to oppose pro-death legislation,” the pro-life group said.

Continue reading the full recap by Breitbart

(We put this Billboard up last year during the entire 2019 session!)

​We hit the ground running several months before the legislative session even began in 2019 by laying the foundation for our primary focus, reaching the hearts of Catholic Democrats. 

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UNM UPDATE: The Pro-Life Voice Was Heard, Exclusively

UNM UPDATE: The Pro-Life Voice Was Heard, Exclusively

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By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Abortion Free New Mexico had a protest presence to stand in opposition to the tax funded University of New Mexico’s radical abortion agenda, outside of the UNM Domenici Center, on Friday January 17, 2020… and then members of the group joined the committee that has been appointed to find a replacement for Dr. Paul Roth, Executive Vice President/Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center. 

According to an internal email from the University of New Mexico,

“Your feedback will help create the leadership profile used to develop the candidate pool for the next EVP/Chancellor​ of UNM Health Sciences.”

Apart from a representative of a sitting U.S. Congresswoman, the Pro-Life Community (which included several UNM alumni) were the only ones that showed up to speak to the committee!

The Pro-Life Voice Was Heard, Exclusively!

It was a great intimate setting where members of the pro-life community were able to EXCLUSIVELY voice their concerns about the radical abortion agenda that the University of New Mexico (UNM) has taken under Dr. Paul Roth’s tenure as Executive Vice President/Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center.

Tara Shaver, of Abortion Free New Mexico, was able to voice her concerns about UNM’s free standing abortion facility that performs abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, the U.S. Congressional Criminal Referral related to the use of aborted baby remains in research and was able to convey the fact that as we stood outside and spoke with medical students before the meeting, the majority of them were in agreement with our position and want UNM to change its direction to be more life affirming! Ultimately, she was able to encourage the committee to reform the University of New Mexico and help rebuild its reputation.

Please keep this committee in prayer as the seeds for life have been planted. Also, keep the University of New Mexico in prayer as they choose a new Executive Vice President/Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center, one that will take a more life affirming and morally conscientious direction under new leadership!

Faith To Action Friday

AbortionFreeNM.com

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence out at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion clinic. In addition to educating the general public about how the University is spending their tax dollars, Abortion Free New Mexico also reaches out to women by providing them support, encouragement, information, and life-affirming alternatives to the abortion services provided at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE in Albuquerque.

  • Join us  for Faith to Action Friday on January 24th and 20th from 12-1PM
  • The UNMCRH free standing abortion clinic is located at 2301 Yale Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Parking is available on Renard (off Yale)
  • ​Everyone is welcome to join us for this peaceful presence.​

Let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.

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UNM And Abortion Free New Mexico Seeks The Public’s Help In Dr. Paul Roth’s Replacement

UNM And Abortion Free New Mexico Seeks The Public’s Help In Dr. Paul Roth’s Replacement

AbortionFreeNM.com

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Paul Roth, the godfather of the radical abortion agenda at the University of New Mexico has announced his retirement and the University of New Mexico is asking for the public’s input regarding his replacement!

An internal email from UNM states:

“UNM Health Sciences is looking for a new Executive Vice President/Chancellor, as Dr. Paul Roth has announced his retirement. WittKieffer, the firm selected to assist in the search for the next UNM Health Sciences EVP/Chancellor, will hold a forum at Domenici Auditorium this Friday, Jan. 17 at 5:15 p.m., and they want to hear from you! 

The HSC EVP/Chancellor oversees the educational, clinical, and research activities of UNM Health Sciences, including the UNM School of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Population Health, as well as clinical and research centers throughout the state. 

Dr. Roth will remain in his position until a new EVP/Chancellor is in place.

Your feedback will help create the leadership profile used to develop the candidate pool for the next EVP/Chancellor​ of UNM Health Sciences.”

Abortion Free New Mexico is encouraging the public to participate and provide their feedback during the public forum session hosted at the Domenici Auditorium on Friday, January 17.2020 at 5:15PM to help build a pro-life profile for the next candidate for Executive Vice President/Chancellor of UNM Health Sciences.

In addition, Abortion Free New Mexico will be outside of the Domenici Auditorium beginning at 4:30PM on Friday January 17, 2020 protesting and exposing the REAL abortion victims killed and exploited for their body parts conducted by experimental research activities during Dr. Paul Roth’s leadership as Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center.

  • PROTEST OUTSIDE UNM DOMENICI AUDITORIUM ON UNM CAMPUS FROM 4:30PM- 5:30PM
  • PUBLIC FEEDBACK SESSION INSIDE THE DOMENICI AUDITORIUM BEGINS AT 5:15PM

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,

“The concerned members of the pro-life and pro-faith community of New Mexico have an opportunity to help reform the University of New Mexico and to help rebuild the University’s reputation by providing public feedback regarding the nomination of the next Vice President/Chancellor candidate for the UNM Health Sciences Center.

We are encouraging members of the public to come on Friday, January 17th at 5:15PM and voice their concerns about the radical abortion agenda that the University of New Mexico (UNM) has taken under Dr. Paul Roth’s tenor as Executive Vice President/Chancellor of the Health Sciences Center.

This extreme abortion agenda has tarnished UNM’s reputation as the University of New Mexico was subject to a U.S. Congressional Investigation based on fetal body parts harvesting and experimental programs conducted by the UNM Health Sciences Center. In fact, the Select Panel on Infant Lives concluded their investigation alleging criminal conduct.

While New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas dismissed those criminal referrals, Dr. Paul Roth’s admission to experimental programs, where whole brains from aborted babies were used for dissection by ‘summer camp’ students, shocked the nation and has placed a dark stain upon UNM’s reputation.

Now is the opportunity for the concerned members of the pro-life and pro-faith community to be an active participant in taking the publicly funded University of New Mexico in a more life affirming and morally conscientious direction under new leadership.”

  • Domenici Center Address: 1001 Stanford Dr NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (SEE MAP)
  • Free Street parking in surrounding neighborhoods or park in Lot M. 
(Due to the lack of any common sense legislation, New Mexico law does not even protect minors with parental notification requirements. So minors aka… “Young Women” are currently the subject of UNM’s targeted focus for their radical abortion agenda!)

Background

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico has published and contributed to several articles documenting and exposing the University of New Mexico’s Radical Abortion agenda under Dr. Paul Roth’s leadership. Not only has Dr. Paul Roth tarnished the reputation of the University of New Mexico during his tenor as Executive Vice President/Chancellor by promoting and expanding an extreme abortion agenda, but women’s lives have potentially been placed at risk during UNM’s experiential abortion training rotations conducted by medical residents. 

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence out at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion clinic. In addition to educating the general public about how the University is spending their tax dollars, Abortion Free New Mexico also reaches out to women by providing them support, encouragement, information, and life-affirming alternatives to the abortion services provided at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE in Albuquerque.

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