Violence in Albuquerque Spills Outside Of the Womb

Violence in Albuquerque Spills Outside Of the Womb

Dear Friends-

During the month of May we had some much needed time away from New Mexico in the mountains of Colorado for some R&R.

While we were away, we found out that our friend Travis who had come to Albuquerque from Artesia, NM to do pro-life ministry had been shot at work! Our work over the years of EXPOSING Albuquerque as the Late-Term abortion Capital has traveled far and wide throughout the state and Travis came to do sidewalk counseling and share his testimony of being a post-abortive father and minister to those seeking abortion… This month, however Travis was the one needing to be ministered to! 

Our work as pro-life missionaries encompasses the full LIFE spectrum and this month we were able to serve our brother in Christ in HIS most darkest hour and time of need. Please keep Travis in your prayers during his recovery. 

  • PICTURED: Travis joined us for #ProtestPP in Albuquerque on April 28th. Three days later he was shot while working nights as security on May 1, 2018.

From Travis: “Last day of therapy I discharge tomorrow. My leg has come along a lot and I’ve been able to utilize this time to touch a few lives. I thank God for allowing me to do so as a reminder of no matter where we are and no matter our situation. God can still use us if we take the focus off ourselves and remember it’s all about Him.

Thanks to Bud and Tara Shaver since I couldn’t go to a service Sunday they came and shared scripture, prayed and shared the Lord’s supper with me… it was a wonderful time of fellowship and planning and looking some at the future, they are such a blessing!”

  • If you would like to help support Travis during his recovery you can make a tax deductible donation online here just select Abortion Free NM from the drop down Ministry menu and write “FOR TRAVIS’ RECOVERY” in the comment field.

From Michelle Garcia Holmes: “Thank you Tara Shaver for helping us stuff envelopes today! www.Ltgov2018.com

During this political season we continue to work alongside Michelle Garcia Holmes who is running for Lt. Governor of New Mexico. Michelle is a godly Christian woman whose faith steers her life and ignites her passion for protecting pre-born babies and for making the state of New Mexico a better place for everyone. 

Please keep her and the other pro-life candidates running for office in New Mexico in your prayers. This election will determine which way our state proceeds, whether it is a blessing for life or not. If you’re in New Mexico please consider how you can help let others know how important this election is and where the candidates stand. To help with Michelle’s or Steve Pearce’s (Republican Governor candidate) campaign see contact information below.

We are working to help Michelle Garcia Holmes in her campaign for Lt. Governor and also Congressman Steve Pearce’s campaign for Governor, but we need your help. Please give your best gift today to help us elect pro-life leaders in the late term abortion capital of the nation.

  • To further help with MGH’s campaign visit: LTgov2018.com
  • To further help with Steve Pearce’s campaign contact: joaquin@pearcefornm.com
  • For more information visit: pearcefornm.com
Real Estate For Life: Support Pro-Life Missionaries…At NO Cost to You!

Summer is almost here, are you planning a move or do you know someone who is?  Now, at no cost, you can work with Realtors who share your values & in doing so you will help support Pro-Life Missionaries to the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America!  Real Estate For Life (REFL) makes it easy for you to support Traditional Values.  

Here is how it works: You or a friend…  

  • Decide to purchase/sell a home or commercial property anywhere in the world. 
  • Call Real Estate For Life first, before you call a Real Estate Company (e.g., an Independent Broker, C-21, Remax, etc.), and REFL will make the necessary arrangements to market your home. 
  • One phone call to Real Estate For Life and you will be supporting pro-life efforts. 
  • With that one call, Real Estate For Life donates money already being spent on the services of a professional broker. 

Contact Real Estate For Life today and mention that you would like to help support Pro-Life Missionaries Bud and Tara Shaver.  It’s as simple as that!  

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 7 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.

Blessings, Bud and Tara Shaver

Please pray with us for:

  • Strongholds to be broken that are keeping abortion in New Mexico.

  • Open doors to share our ministry with others and in churches.

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ.” (Philippians 1:21-22) 

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May Newsletter 2018: SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT…

May Newsletter 2018: SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT…

Dear Friends-

The month of April has been truly blessed as we continue to serve as pro-life missionaries in the late term abortion capital of the nation. While we are used to sending missionaries overseas, Bud and I remain acutely aware of how much Christ must be proclaimed in America. Our culture, our cities, our leaders all need to hear the good news of Jesus and what living for him looks like. This is why our family serves and daily strives to light up the darkness in New Mexico in a relevant way. Without life we have nothing, if a child isn’t born they don’t get to choose to live for Jesus on earth, they don’t get the chance to be loved, they are robbed of that which we can all take for granted. Thank you for standing with us for the precious gift of life that comes from the LORD!

Surprise! He’s a Boy!!!

Our family is blessed to announce that the Lord has added a new member to our family, Azariah Shaver! We anticipate his arrival to the outside world on or around October 11th 2018. Big sisters Tirzah (8yrs) and Moriah (3yrs) and big brother Eden (5yrs) are very EXCITED as are we!

The scriptures tell us that children are a reward from the Lord and that they are a gift. It is an amazing journey to experience the life of a child in your womb and to consider how intricately the Lord knits them together with such purpose.

As with all of our children, we pray that our second son grows up to surrender his life to Christ. Please join us in praising Yahweh for Azariah and for the blessings a new life brings into the world.

Great Turnout to #ProtestPP in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM- Albuquerque, New Mexico joined 149 locations across the Nation in 39 states to protest Planned Parenthood…the nation’s largest abortion provider.

In Albuquerque more than 75 people joined in solidarity through prayer and protest to stand for LIFE, and in opposition to their hard earned tax dollars being spent to subsidize a failing child killing industry that more and more Americans reject.

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

“The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with taking healthcare away from poor women and families. It’s about taking tax dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain. Until Planned Parenthood stops killing children they shouldn’t receive one more cent of taxpayer funding. We will continue to use our voices and every peaceful legal means necessary to ensure that we are not willfully complicit with the government sanctioned killing business of Planned Parenthoods across this nation.”

Abortion Free New Mexico Co-Sponsors HUSH Documentary Screening with Students For Life UNM

(Pictured- Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Tara Shaver, physician Maryrose Turner, and Emily President of Students for Life UNM)

On April 16, 2018 Abortion Free New Mexico and Students for Life UNM hosted a FREE screening of the HUSH – Feature Documentary and held a Q&A session afterwards at The University of New Mexico – UNM.  This event was not Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life… but PRO-INFORMATION!

THE HUSH DOCUMENTARY PROVIDES COMPELLING EVIDENCE OF THE FOLLOWING:  Preterm Birth & Breast Cancer Risk, Abortion & Premature Birth Studies, Abortion & Psychology Studies, Sex Selective Abortions and Female Infanticide, Late Term Abortion Significantly Increases Risk of Complications Versus Early Abortions

We extended an invitation to several pro-abortion student groups at UNM and even asked them to include a physician of their “Choice” for the Q&A session…but they only showed up to protest and steal ALL of our information off our table!

IRONICALLY the Director of HUSH, Punam Kumar Gill, is a Pro-Choice feminist who produced the HUSH film to begin a healthy conversation about how LEGITIMATE fact-based scientific research proving the harmful effects of abortion is being suppressed by the “Pro-Choice” community. She saw that the BIAS among her own base must be addressed if there will ever be a chance to truly #StartAHealthyConversation about abortion and women’s health.

Producers of  HUSHfilm.com, “In ‘Pro-Life’ circles, hearing about the negative effects of abortion is a common thing. Churches and Crisis Pregnancy Centres will tell you about the psychological trauma, potential for physical damage, and even breast cancer, that abortion may cause.  On the other hand, in ‘Pro-Choice’ circles, and at abortion clinics it is commonly told that the procedure is much safer than childbirth, that the psychological effects are the same as if you deliver the child, and the breast cancer connection is a closed case.  One way or another, someone is lying to women.” 

Tara Shaver issued the following statement,

“Abortion always ends the life of a child, but women have no idea how abortion will effect them in the years to come. The majority of ‘pro-choice’ proponents and abortion mills in this nation are not informing women of the true nature of abortion when it pertains to women’s health. This is why I applaud Punam Kumar Gill, the director, of HUSHfilm.com and the producers who had the courage and strength to go against the tide amongst her own ‘pro-choice’ community.

The information presented in HUSH is invaluable and relevant in today’s culture where abortion is used as birth control and is often the only choice that women with unplanned pregnancies are offered help for among the radicalized ‘pro-choice’ community.

I’ve witnessed this firsthand. A few months ago I took a teenage pregnant mother to her first OBGYN prenatal appointment at a University of New Mexico health clinic. That morning right before her appointment she had an argument in the waiting room with her teenage boyfriend and when we were taken back to visit with a doctor this mom was visibly upset. Pregnancy can be a difficult and emotional time for any woman, but how do you think the doctor responded to this situation?

Instead of providing positive reinforcement that this too shall pass, the University of New Mexico doctor immediately questioned if she wanted to keep the baby and assured her that she still had options and could terminate the pregnancy! If life throws the smallest curveball at a young mom who is pregnant the ‘pro-choice’ world tells her that having an abortion will somehow remedy her situation. However, all the abortion will do is rob her from indescribable joy and potentially leave her scarred both physically and emotionally in ways that are never explained to her beforehand.

When women are 20 and have an abortion they don’t think about how it will negatively effect their physical or mental health when they are 30, 40 or 50. All women need to unite together and stand for the truth about how abortion profoundly impacts those who obtain them. I proudly stand with those like Punam who are willing to use their voice for what is best for women despite any presuppositions.”

In the news this month: “New Mexico for nearly a decade has been the declared “mission field” for some of the country’s most strident activists opposed to abortion.  Bud and Tara Shaver, an activist couple with ties to Operation Rescue, relocated to Albuquerque in 2010 upon invitation from Father Stephen Imbarrato, a Catholic Priest Associate with the group Priests for Life.” continue reading…

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 7 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.

Blessings, Bud and Tara Shaver

Please pray with us for:

  • Strongholds to be broken that are keeping abortion in New Mexico.

  • Open doors to share our ministry with others and in churches.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. (Hebrews 6:10)

We need your help to get Pro-life candidates elected in New Mexico. Please consider how you can volunteer:

  • Steve Pearce for Governor- Sign up to volunteer at his website: PearceForNM.com 
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes for Lieutenant Governor- Sign up to volunteer at her website: LTGOV2018.com

 

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April Newsletter 2018: Strongholds Are Being Broken In New Mexico

April Newsletter 2018: Strongholds Are Being Broken In New Mexico

Dear Friends- This month, our prayer and fasting campaign extended from New Mexico into Texas, the epicenter of legalized child killing in America and of Curtis Boyd’s child killing empire! Sometimes it seems that evil continues to triumph especially in such a corrupt state like New Mexico. However, we witnessed two breakthroughs that we believe can be attributed to the concentrated prayers and fasting of many over the past 5 weeks. We received a call from a relative of Curtis Boyd who is praying and fasting for him and the removal of the generational curse that Curtis Boyd’s legacy of death has brought upon her family. We also received confirmation that Boyd is under investigation by the New Mexico Medical Board!

Thank you for standing with us for the babies and for seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting as we ask Him to break the strongholds that are keeping abortion in New Mexico. We know from Psalm 37 that there is no future for the wicked and we look forward to the day when there is no future for Curtis Boyd nor any abortionist in our state to kill babies who are created in the image of God.

Survivors: Dallas Mini Camp 2018

(Tara Shaver in Dallas with the Survivors: Dallas Mini Camp 2018)

This month, Tara was in Dallas, Texas with Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, helping to train the next generation to take ownership and lead the charge to end abortion in America- in the very city that this injustice began. The Dallas federal court case known as Roe v. Wade brought us abortion on demand. Dallas is also home to Curtis Boyd’s other abortion mill that he opened and operated illegally PRIOR to the 1973 Supreme court ruling! This camp could not have been more timely, as pressure mounts against Curtis Boyd not only in New Mexico but also in Dallas, Texas, as the Survivors took to the streets of Dallas after receiving top notch pro-life training. It was a blessing for Tara to speak at this training camp and be a part of what the Lord is doing to end abortion throughout this nation.

(Tara Shaver in Dallas with the Survivors: Dallas Mini Camp 2018)

(Survivors premiers Guerrilla Projection in Dallas, TX. The possibilities are endless!)

“Wait patiently for the LORD! Wait confidently for him! Do not fret over the apparent success of a sinner, a man who carries out wicked schemes! …Evil men will soon disappear; you will stare at the spot where they once were, but they will be gone.” Psalm 37:7;10
BREAKING: Curtis Boyd Under Investigation by New Mexico Medical Board

We received confirmation from the New Mexico Medical Board (NMMB) this month that they have launched an investigation into the death of a local Albuquerque woman who died on February 4, 2017 as a result of complications suffered during a late term abortion performed by Curtis Boyd.

Curtis Boyd owns Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest late term abortion center in the country, which is located in Albuquerque, NM. An undercover investigation done by Abortion Free New Mexico exposed that at Southwestern Women’s Options a woman can obtain an abortion up to 37 weeks of pregnancy for $17,000. Curtis Boyd has readily admitted on national television that he knows that he is killing babies.

The letter from the New Mexico Medical Board dated March 2, 2018 addressed to Tara Shaver states in part,

“[The] New Mexico Medical Board received your complaint against Curtis Boyd, M.D. on 12/18/2017, and was forwarded to the Executive Committee for their review and determination on whether or not a formal investigation is warranted. The Board’s Executive Committee have reviewed the complaint and have determined that the allegations contained in it warrant further formal review to determine whether the licensee is in violation of the Medical Practice Act.”

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue issued the following statement,

“We commend Tara Shaver and Abortion Free New Mexico for their diligent work in documenting this abortion patient death and the suspicious circumstances that surrounds it. The fact that the very liberal NMMB is pursuing an investigation into Boyd’s possible violations of the Medical Practice Act validates Shaver’s concerns and ours about his negligent conduct,” said Newman. “Keisha Atkins deserves justice and her family deserves closure. We are cautiously hopeful that this new investigation will accomplish both.”

Congressman Steve Pearce who is running unopposed on the Republican ticket for Governor of New Mexico in 2018 issued the following statement,

“New Mexico Medical Board has officially launched an investigation into Curtis Boyd, owner of Southwestern Women’s Options, following the death of an Albuquerque woman who suffered from complications during a late term abortion. This investigation into Boyd, who performed the abortion, is rightfully happening after much delay. I have been in the fight to uphold the law and protect freedoms and liberties of women in New Mexico and across the nation. No one is above the law, and it is time we hold those accountable for their wrongful actions.”

We need your help to get Pro-life candidates elected in New Mexico. Please consider how you can volunteer:

  • Steve Pearce for Governor- Sign up to volunteer at his website: PearceForNM.com
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes for Lieutenant Governor- Sign up to volunteer at her website: LTGOV2018.com
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 7 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.

Blessings, Bud and Tara Shaver

Please pray with us for:

  • Strongholds to be broken that are keeping abortion in New Mexico.

  • The opportunity to continue visiting pro-life churches to inspire and encourage fellow believers in the battle for life. *Tara is also now a third party voter registration agent and is able to register voters (and update voter registration) in churches and at events until May.
“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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