Archives for August 2020

Taxpayers funding school’s ‘systematic racism’

Taxpayers funding school’s ‘systematic racism’

This report was published by One News Now and features Abortion Free New Mexico’s, Tara Shaver. Thank you for standing with us for the babies of New Mexico and for making an abortion free New Mexico possible with your partnership. 

By Charlie Butts

A pro-life group in New Mexico is working to shut down what it considers to be a racist abortion facility.

Abortion Free New Mexico has researched and kept a watchful eye on the University of New Mexico (UNM) Center for Reproductive Health, an off-site late-term abortion facility where more than half of the abortions are done on Hispanic women.

Pro-life spokeswoman Tara Shaver tells OneNewsNow UNM is the state’s flagship taxpayer-funded university.

“For years they have been what we consider to be the heart of the abortion cartel in New Mexico because they train abortionists, they were harvesting fetal baby body parts and using them for vaccine research, and things like that,” Shaver reports. “They’re very deeply entrenched in the abortion industry.”

UNM’s Eve Espey, professor and chair of the Department of OB-GYN and medical director at the abortion facility, has a sordid history. In 2014, for example, she was awarded the Margaret Sanger Award for her eugenic population control efforts targeting the Hispanic community.

“Earlier in her career she really focused on … abortions done on women in South America and also in the Native American tribes here in New Mexico,” Shaver notes.

Abortion Free New Mexico is calling on the university, which is currently $13 million in debt, to close its free-standing abortion facility, which performs abortions through the six month of pregnancy. The pro-life organization is also calling for Espey, who receives an annual salary of $505,388 for her work at UNM, making her the school’s sixth highest paid employee 2019, to step down.

Faith To Action Friday

Dinah Vargas is the real deal DinahVargas.com

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility. Join us this Friday for Faith To Action Friday and let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.

  • Join us  for “Faith to Action Friday” on Friday August 14th from 10-11AM 
  • 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.​
Abortion Free New Mexico stands with Dinah Vargas

Dinah is a fierce pro-life warrior who wants to build a culture of life in New Mexico. The UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility is in her district and she has joined us in our call for UNM to abandon its radical abortion agenda. In her lifetime, district 10 has only ever had two representatives, career politicians, who’ve failed to meet the needs of the people. 

“As one of four daughters, I am grateful that UNM’s practice of targeting Hispanic communities for abortion did not exist during my mother’s and my grandmother’s generation. 

I find it it deeply troubling that, today, because of UNM’s radical abortion agenda, the most dangerous place for Hispanic New Mexicans is in the womb. According to New Mexico Vital Statistics in 2017, the trend continues where Hispanic women account for more than half of all of the abortions performed in the state. The University of New Mexico, as a taxpayer funded and public entity should not be involved in promoting the systemic racism of targeting Hispanic babies in the womb. 

I am ashamed that UNM’s free standing abortion facility is located in my district, just a few miles from where I grew up in San José. As a Hispanic woman and candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives I proudly support the rights of all Hispanic women born and unborn. I will always fight for the oppressed and marginalized and will stand against every entity that targets Hispanics in the womb.” Dinah Vargas for NM House of Representatives (R) District 10

New Mexico House District 10 also includes the South Valley, South Broadway, San José, Kinney Brick and the forgotten Pajarito Mesa.

Dinah Vargas is one of  the (101) Respect New Mexico Republican candidates that we are working with to help take back our legislature and turn the state red in November. 

The time to change the direction of our state is long overdue, we know that New Mexico shouldn’t be at the top of every bad list and bottom of every good list of national ranking statistics. We have such a great opportunity, like never before, as the pro-life community to make sure that strong godly leaders are elected in New Mexico. 

As pro-life missionaries to New Mexico since 2010, we are working towards an Abortion Free New Mexico where every pre-born child is valued and protected. 

Supporting the Respect New Mexico candidates is a vital piece of that puzzle and when they are elected on November 3rd, we will be closer to that goal.

Learn more and find your Respect New Mexico candidate at RespectNewMexico.org

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End Systemic Racism At UNM

End Systemic Racism At UNM

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Planned Parenthood, in an effort to address systemic racism within its organization, is distancing itself from their founder, Margaret Sanger by removing her name off of their flagship abortion facility in New York City and according to Yahoo News, 

“Planned Parenthood will also work with the City Council and community members to strip nearby Margaret Sanger Square of that name—a designation they had initially pushed for.”

Yahoo News states why this drastic measure is needed,

“Sanger, who devoted her life to legalizing and increasing access to contraception, coined the term “birth control” in 1914. After being arrested for opening the nation’s first birth control clinic in 1916, she founded the American Birth Control League, the predecessor to Planned Parenthood, just four years later. But during her crusade, Sanger also aligned herself with the then-popular eugenics movement, which supported attempting to ‘improve’ human populations by controlling reproduction. In the years before the Holocaust made it impossible to ignore where that notion could lead, ideas from eugenics were often wielded in the service of white supremacy and other forms of discrimination.”

In 2014 Eve Espey, the Medical Director of the UNM Center for Reproductive Health, was awarded the Margaret Sanger Award for her eugenic population control efforts targeting the Hispanic population.

Eve Espey receives an annual salary  at of  $505,388 for her work at UNM! In fact, she was the sixth highest paid employee at UNM in 2019.

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

“As the racist history of Margaret Sanger and her ties to eugenics comes to light, it’s time for the University of New Mexico to end the systemic racism within the state’s flagship institution by firing Eve Espey and shutting down the UNM Center for Reproductive Health. 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. 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.” 

Tara Shaver went on to state,

“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. At a time when UNM is currently 13 million dollars in debt, let’s start with firing Eve Espey, defunding and closing the UNM Center for Reproductive Health late term abortion facility.”

Dinah Vargas, candidate for New Mexico House District 10 where the UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility is located, issued the following statement,  

“As one of four daughters, I am grateful that UNM’s practice of targeting Hispanic communities for abortion did not exist during my mother’s and my grandmother’s generation.  

I find it it deeply troubling that, today, because of UNM’s radical abortion agenda, the most dangerous place for Hispanic New Mexicans is in the womb. According toNew Mexico Vital Statistics in 2017, the trend continues where Hispanic women account for more than half of all of the abortions performed in the state. The University of New Mexico, as a taxpayer funded and public entity should not be involved in promoting the systemic racism of targeting Hispanic babies in the womb.

I am ashamed that UNM’s free standing abortion facility is located in my district, just a few miles from where I grew up in San José. As a Hispanic woman and candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives I proudly support the rights of all Hispanic women born and unborn. I will always fight for the oppressed and marginalized and will stand against every entity that targets Hispanics in the womb.”

New Mexico House District 10 also includes the South Valley, South Broadway, San José, Kinney Brick and the forgotten Pajarito Mesa.

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

Minority Hispanic women are disproportionately targeted by the [New Mexico] 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.

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.

ACTION ITEM: Encourage the University of New Mexico to end systemic racism!

Contact UNM President Garnet Stokes and the UNM Regents and respectfully ask them to fire Eve Espey and defund and close the UNM Center for Reproductive Health late term abortion facility. Tax funded UNM should not be promoting a eugenic population control agenda by targeting Hispanics for elimination through abortion and birth control.

UNM President Garnet Stokes:
Phone- 505-277-2626 
Email- PresidentStokes@unm.edu

UNM Regents: 
Phone- (505) 277 7639
Email- regents@unm.edu

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Heroes Don’t Work At Abortion Clinics

Heroes Don’t Work At Abortion Clinics

Dear Friends,

Another month of ministry has come and gone but we are building momentum. There is so much positive energy right now in New Mexico as more people are getting involved in the pro-life movement. This is all building hope for life affirming change when we finally have the opportunity elect a historic 101 pro-life leaders all across New Mexico in November.

Even though New Mexico is known as the late term abortion capital, we only have 5 abortion facilities statewide. While we continue our investigative research, look for weak links, file complaints that bring accountability, pro-life legislation is the final piece of the puzzle.

Please pray with us that godly candidates win the overwhelming majority on election day so that we can get a super majority to override our current radical pro-abortion governor’s veto power and pass 100% pro-life legislation, because Baby Lives Matter (BLM).

Thank you for standing with us as we serve New Mexico as pro-life missionaries. Everything we do helps us to get closer to our goal of an abortion free state. You are a blessing and together we are a stronger voice for the Lord and His precious children.

We appreciate each of you and know that the Lord will continue to bless our efforts to make our state abortion free. We couldn’t do it without you!

AbortionFreeNM.com

When the UNM Center for Reproductive Health placed a banner over their building stating, “Heroes Work Here” Bud and I didn’t really think too much of it. After so many years of ministry we have come to understand the mentality of those in the abortion industry. Abortionists operate as if they are above the law and any accountability, which is no surprise, since they have lost their moral compass and have betrayed true medicine.

Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) who is running for US Congress (CD1), however, was taken aback and very disturbed by this message that was being sent into the community. She took it upon herself to do facebook live videos with the message that heroes do not work in abortion clinics. It was really a God thing that she became so passionate and launched a petition to the President of UNM to ask to have the banner removed. 

After several weeks of the petition, which we helped to circulate, a press conference was scheduled featuring Michelle and other pro-life legislative candidates. Within 24 hours of sending out a press release about the press conference we received word that the banner had been taken down. So, on Friday, July 10th we held a press conference believing that UNM was taking a step in the right direction and listening to the people.

The press conference was awesome as Dinah Vargas who is running in House District 10 (HD10) where this UNM abortion clinic is located and Stefani Lord (HD22) shared their hearts about why they are pro-life and running for office in New Mexico. Michelle Garcia Holmes, in her speech, called for the defunding of UNM as the next step. UNM is in a financial crisis and it makes perfect sense for them to take funding from their abortion facility that takes lives and put those funds where they can be used to save lives.

Unfortunately, the next Friday, the banner was back up. We are drafting a new petition where emails will be sent to both UNM president Garnett Stokes and the Board of Regents. 

The petition will be online but you can email them directly at the email addresses below.

Your Voice Matters! Contact UNM President and UNM Regents 

Please join us in reiterating that abortionists are not heroes and that UNM as a tax funded public university needs to defund the UNM Center for Reproductive Health and use those funds for saving lives. 

UNM President Garnet Stokes:
Phone- 505-277-2626 
Email- PresidentStokes@unm.edu

UNM Regents: 
Phone- (505) 277 7639
Email- regents@unm.edu

Support Pro-Life Candidates

The Land of Enchantment is facing an unprecedented general election in 100 days. A record breaking 101 republican candidates (all of them are solidly pro-life) have been recruited to take back our legislature and turn the state red in November. 

The time to change the direction of our state is long overdue, we know that New Mexico shouldn’t be at the top of every bad list and bottom of every good list of national ranking statistics. We have such a great opportunity, like never before, to make sure that candidates who share our conservative Christian values are elected.

There is too much at stake to sit on the sidelines so we are going door-to-door each week after Faith to Action Friday (click link below), please let us know if you’d like to join us.

AbortionMemorials.com

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Abortion Free New Mexico will be joining national pro-life organizations for the 8th annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, to honor the memory of over 60 million unborn victims of abortion.

Solemn prayer vigils will be held simultaneously at gravesites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

Join us for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and ensure that our unborn brothers and sisters will not  be forgotten.

Location: 
Sandia Memory Garden, 9500 San Pedro Drive NE. Albuquerque, NM 87112

Speakers: 

  • Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Founder of Life Ministries U.S.
  • Pastor Luis Garcia, Praise and Worship Center
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, U.S. Congressional Candidate CD1
  • Lisa Meyer-Hagen, NM State Senate Candidate District 12
  • Dinah Vargas, NM House Candidate District 10

Date and Time: Saturday, September 12, 10:00am

Join Us: Faith To Action Friday In August

AbortionFreeNM.com

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” John Wesley

This quote rings so true of the culture we find ourselves in today, doesn’t it? When abortion was legalized in 1973 there was so much passion within the Christian community to stand against the bloodshed and stand up for the babies. 1000’s of people were arrested in the 80’s but where did that passion go? We are determined as God’s people to never lose sight of what is happening behind the closed doors of abortion facilities in New Mexico. 

Now is our chance to make sure that we do not tolerate injustice so that the next generation is even bolder than we are today.

Join Us In August!

Stand Up For Life in front of the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility.

  • Faith to Action Fridays, 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Location: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. in Albuquerque.
  • Use street parking on Renard.
  • Click here to learn more

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility.  Let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.  

Support Our Pro-Life Ministry by Using Real Estate for LIFE! 

  • Buying or Selling a House or Property?
  • Use a Pro-Life realtor and support our ministry at no cost to you! 
  • Just mention that you want to support Pro-Life Missionaries Bud and Tara Shaver
  • Call Real Estate for Life: 1-877-543-3781
  • Email: info@RealEstateForLife.org
  • Visit their website for more information: RealEstateForLife.org

Please pray with us for New Mexico 

  • For: The University of New Mexico to hire a pro-life person for their Health Sciences Center position and for them to defund and close their free standing abortion facility.
  •  The Texas Board of Nursing complaint that we have filed against Gloria Martinez to result in the loss of her license.
  • For: Abortionist Franz Theard’s conversion and for him to abandon his abortion businesses. (1 in NM and 1 in TX) 
  • For: New Mexicans to vote for godly candidates on November 3rd.
  • For: Fellowship and unity for the pro-life community in New Mexico.

Thank you for standing with us for life! 

We are a Christian missionary family serving in Albuquerque, NM. Putting our faith into action, for the past 9 years we have exposed Albuquerque as the late term abortion capital of the nation and have worked to bring accountability to an unregulated abortion industry that is killing children in their mothers wombs up to the day of birth.

In order to be the most effective in our pro-life ministry, we do this important work full time while homeschooling our children and raising them to have a biblical worldview. We rely solely on the provision of the Lord and individuals like you to provide for our daily needs.

We are pursuing and working toward an abortion free New Mexico, where every pre-born child is valued and protected.

  • We couldn’t do this important work without God’s calling and hand upon us as well as your faithful prayers and support. 

We would be blessed to have you partner with us in this ministry. Your prayers and support are invaluable.

Ways to partner with us as we work to build an Abortion Free New Mexico

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