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Breaking: Hill Top Abortion Facility Closes in the Wake of Complaints and COVID Shutdown

Breaking: Hill Top Abortion Facility Closes in the Wake of Complaints and COVID Shutdown

By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- A perfect storm created by formal medical and nursing board complaints filed against abortionist Franz Theard and his clinic manager, Gloria Martinez, in addition to Texas deeming abortions non-essential, has caused Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic, an abortion facility in El Paso, TX to close its doors for good. Southwest Coalition for Life announced this weekend that after many months of seeing hints at the facilities closure, they have confirmed that Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic of El Paso is for sale and will not reopen. 

Exactly one year ago (September of 2019) Abortion Free New Mexico announced Hill Top as the weak link of the abortion cartel in New Mexico. Franz Theard, an abortionist of 36 years, has dominated the borderland region of New Mexico and Texas with his abortion businesses in El Paso, TX and right across the border in Santa Theresa, NM. While his New Mexico facility will remain open, it is an answer to prayer and the fruit of a lot of hard work done by the pro-life community, that his El Paso facility will no longer be killing innocent children.

For years, Theard has utilized his Santa Theresa, New Mexico location to circumvent Texas abortion laws by directing minors to obtain abortions without their parents knowledge across state lines. Abortion Free New Mexico exposed this with documentation obtained by an undercover investigation and recorded phone calls.

Abortion Free New Mexico’s investigations brought much scrutiny to Hill Top and prompted further investigations into these abortion businesses on both sides of the border. In another undercover investigation conducted by Abortion Free New Mexico it was discovered that Gloria Martinez, a registered nurse was performing illegal medical abortions. This was being done in defiance of Texas laws that state that only licensed physicians may perform abortion procedures, both medical and surgical. The formal complaint filed against Gloria Martinez with the The Texas Board of Nursing, by Abortion Free New Mexico, is currently ongoing.

Southwest Coalition for Life filed a separate Texas medical board complaint against Franz Theard in March of this year for circumventing Governor Greg Abbott’s order that deemed abortions non-essential. After Hill Top in El Paso could no longer operate, Theard was seen moving his surgical abortion machine across state lines to his New Mexico clinic. He subsequently injured a woman during an abortion procedure and she was taken to a Texas hospital for emergent care.

One Year Ago This Month

Abortion Free New Mexico was blessed to travel to Santa Theresa, NM and El Paso, TX last September for a public awareness campaign to expose Franz Theard and Hill Top’s grisly abortion business. Pictured below.

In addition to a public presence on the ground in El Paso, TX and Santa Teresa, NM Abortion Free New Mexico mailed over 2,000 postcards throughout the two borderland communities letting them them know about Franz Theard’s double life as an abortionist and OBGYN doctor delivering babies at TWO local hospitals!

“The closure of Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic in Texas can only be attributed to the relentless efforts of the borderland pro-life community, with whom Abortion Free New Mexico was thankful to collaborate with, as well as the mounting pressure of two formal Texas complaints filed against Theard and his clinic manager Gloria Martinez. This compounded with the actions of both the Texas Governor and Lieutenant Governor to deem abortion clinics non-essential highlights how perseverance, formal complaints and strong political leadership matters and can permanently shut down abortion clinics and save lives,” stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Unfortunately, due to New Mexico’s lack of accountability by state agencies and the fact that the New Mexico Governor has deemed abortion facilities essential, Franz Theard has moved his abortion business across the border from Texas into New Mexico and will continue to kill babies until the leadership in New Mexico drastically changes.

In addition to our investigative projects and public awareness campaigns, Abortion Free New Mexico is also working hard to make sure that happens this November 3rd by supporting pro-life candidates so that they win their races.

(Pictured above) “Hitting the streets in the Kirkland Addition of Albuquerque, New Mexico and going door to door for pro-life candidates including Dinah Vargas for NM House of Representatives District 10, Lisa Meyer-Hagen for New Mexico Senate District 12,  Michelle Garcia Holmes for Congress CD1 and the conservative judges. This area is the epicenter in Bernalillo County where Senate District 12 and New Mexico House District 10 merge and overlap. These NM House and Senate Districts are home to Southwestern Women’s Options the nation’s largest late-term abortion killing center and UNM Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH) the University of New Mexico’s tax funded free standing late-term abortion facility. By flipping these crucial seats in November, it will have the greatest impact of building a culture of Life in New Mexico.” Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

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Two Major Events  Featuring Pro-Life Candidates Hosted By Abortion Free New Mexico

Two Major Events Featuring Pro-Life Candidates Hosted By Abortion Free New Mexico

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- This week has been a busy week as our New Mexico Republican candidates are boldly standing up to represent our Pro-Life Values and to support the most pro-life President in our lifetime, President Donald Trump! Over 200 supporters greeted the “Women For Trump” campaign bus as it stopped in Albuquerque on Wednesday on its way through New Mexico which is one 10 states that the Women For Trump Bus is visiting in an effort to flip them Red and elect Donald J. Trump on election day November 3rd. 

(Pictured above are Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) for US Congressional District 1, Dinah Vargas (R) for House District 10 and Lisa Meyer-Hagen (R) for Senate District 12.)

The Associated Press covered the event and interviewed Michelle Garcia Holmes who will represent our pro-life values and help advance President Donald Trump’s America First agenda in Washington D.C., ​

“I believe the Senate has put together a very good package,” said Michelle Garcia Holmes, a former police detective who is running against first-term U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland in the 1st Congressional District the encompasses Albuquerque. “I think it’s time to start getting the American people back to work and start moving forward and jump back in to Trump’s economy.”

The political rally was part of a three-day tour by Garcia Holmes and other GOP political candidates and officials in a pink bus emblazoned with the slogan “Women for Trump.”

Join Us On Friday for a Press Conference At UNM Abortion Facility 

Abortion Free New Mexico will be holding a press conference this Friday, September 11th at 10:30am at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. Local candidates including the Garcia Holmes for Congress campaign, Dinah Vargas for House District 10, and  Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26 will speak and call for the University of New Mexico (UNM) to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from their free-standing abortion facility. This banner was placed on the building within the last few months as abortions were deemed essential services in New Mexico.

UNM REMOVE THAT BANNER AND CLOSE ABORTION FACILITY (UNMCRH)
Click Here To Sign The Petition

Join Us For a
Press Conference 
Friday, September 11, 2020

What: To ask UNM to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from UNMCRH.
Time: 10:30am
When: Friday, September 11, 2020
Where: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE (South of Gibson/Yale)

Speakers:
Michelle Garcia Holmes for New Mexico Congressional District 1
Dinah Vargas for House District 10
Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26

Join Us on Saturday for The National Day of Remembrance For Aborted Children 

Back in 2018, the University of New Mexico rejected our request to properly burry 72 aborted babies that were harvested from Southwestern Women’s Options for experimental research. 

The Associated Press reported back on September 10, 2018,

“The Albuquerque Journal reports Tara and Bud Shaver, of Abortion Free New Mexico, asked Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, to transfer 72 ‘aborted baby remains’ to an Albuquerque mortuary “so that they may receive a proper burial. Roth told the Shaver group that he couldn’t agree to turn over the “tissue,” which was anonymously donated by women who sought abortion care at an “outside facility.”

Unfortunately, the University of New Mexico did not see humanity in these children and refused to allow us to give them a resting place.

It is heartbreaking to realize that abortion victims are often simply disposed of, as Abortion Free New Mexico reported on last week. Companies like New Mexico Waste Recovery and Stericycle make a good living off of the discarding of these children as “biohazard waste.” We, however, must see these babies for who they are, precious masterpieces created in the image of God.

Join us this Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10AM-11AM at Sandia Memory Garden as the pro-life community will hold a solemn memorial service to remember America’s aborted children and to renew our resolve to always fight for them and to be their voices.

This solemn memorial service will last approximately one hour. 

Event: Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion
When: Saturday, September 12 at 10:00AM
Location: Sandia Memory Garden
Address: 9500 San Pedro Drive NE. Albuquerque, NM 87112
Map:GOOGLE MAP OF THE LOCATION

Special guests participating in the event include:

  • 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

Please come out for this important pro-life event, prayerfully witnessing to the humanity of our unborn brothers and sisters, together with our fellow pro-lifers throughout the country.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord promised us: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

On September 12, we seek that divine comfort as we mourn for the victims of abortion. Let us never forget their precious lives as we continue to work and pray for an end to abortion.

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BREAKING: Candidates Take A Stand Against UNM’s Radical Abortion Agenda

BREAKING: Candidates Take A Stand Against UNM’s Radical Abortion Agenda

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico will be holding a press conference this Friday, September 11th at 10:30am at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. Local candidates including the Garcia Holmes for Congress campaign, Dinah Vargas for House District 10, and  Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26 will speak and call for the University of New Mexico (UNM) to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from their free-standing abortion facility. This banner was placed on the building within the last few months as abortions were deemed essential services in New Mexico.

“The banner that currently hangs at the University of New Mexico’s free-standing abortion clinic is simply promoting a falsehood that abortionists are heroes. Just the opposite is true, abortionists have betrayed true medicine and take innocent lives everyday. Join us in contacting UNM President Garnett S. Stokes, UNM Medical Group and the UNM Regents by signing our online petition. When you do, an email will be sent to them requesting that the banner be removed. This is a small step in letting leadership at UNM know that the pro-life community expects more from the states flagship university,” stated Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

The petition reads in part, 

We the People of New Mexico, citizens, taxpayers, University of New Mexico Alumni, are disgusted that the University of New Mexico, our state’s flagship institution, has publicly deemed abortionists heroes by means of a banner attached to one of its buildings with the message “Heroes Work Here”. This facility is located at 2301 Yale SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Heroes do not work at abortion clinics. 

For an abortion facility, whose main purpose is to take life, to blatantly compare itself to hospital medical staff caring for COVID-19 patients is shocking and insulting. We do have medical heroes, saving lives every day while risking their own safety and well-being, however, they are not working at this abortion clinic. The UNM Center for Reproductive Health performs late term abortions through 6 months gestation!

The University of New Mexico is an institution of higher learning, in addition to removing the “Heroes Work Here” banner, our hope is that UNM will disassociate the university from this facility because the intentional taking of an innocent person’s life should never be associated with our university’s policies or mission.”…. ​

UNM REMOVE THAT BANNER AND CLOSE ABORTION FACILITY (UNMCRH)
Click Here To Sign The Petition

Join Us For a
Press Conference 
Friday, September 11, 2020

What: To ask UNM to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from UNMCRH.
Time: 10:30am
When: Friday, September 11, 2020
Where: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE (South of Gibson/Yale)

Speakers:
Michelle Garcia Holmes for New Mexico Congressional District 1
Dinah Vargas for House District 10
Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26

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