UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester and more…

UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester and more…

October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

We have had an incredible month of service to our Lord in many ways here in Albuquerque. Two things that have resonated with us throughout everything we have done is how important perspective and principle are. Having an eternal/kingdom perspective is so vital as we live Christian lives and as we fulfill God’s purposes in our ministry. This has become abundantly clear as we have waged battles on various fronts this month. It is so easy to think with a worldly mindset and to put what we think God can use for His glory into a little box. It reminds us of how an angel responds to Sarah in Genesis 18:14,

“Is there anything too extraordinary for the Lord?”

The Lord can use small efforts, big efforts and even those that seem trivial or out of the ordinary to accomplish mighty things through His faithful servants. Our hearts and minds must be sensitive to how the Holy Spirit is moving and we must allow the Spirit to guide our every step of faith for the glory of God.

This month we have also had to cling to doing what’s right based principle instead of popularity. Proverbs 11:3 tells us that,

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”

As God’s people we must exhibit and preserve our integrity even in the face of attacks and those who seek to undermine our efforts. God’s word and your prayers have built us up this month as we move forward toward an Abortion Free New Mexico. We have confidence in knowing that our perspective is kingdom focused and that our allegiance is to the God who has made us and called us to this important work of saving lives. Thank you for standing with us.

Join Us In Our Prayer for New Mexico

We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. Hebrews 6:11

Four brave Pro-life Priests endorse Mayoral Candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes, this has never happened before in Albuquerque!

“As a woman, wife and mother who is a resident of Albuquerque, I recognize the need for a mayor who is going to work to turn our city around in the right direction and has the experience to bring the positive change that our city desperately needs. There are many things that plague our city like crime, corruption and late term abortion. In February of this year a 23 yr old woman died during an abortion at 6 months of pregnancy at Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion center. Late term abortions have no place in our city and put the lives of women at risk who need love and assistance, not abortion. We need a mayor like Michelle Garcia Holmes who truly cares for our city and the people who live here. Michelle Garcia Holmes has made the commitment to work to make our city safe and prosperous for all. We hope that we can count on your support for the first woman mayor of Albuquerque on October 3rd,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

#RedRoseRescue

Albuquerque was one of three locations nationwide to participate in the Red Rose Rescue on September 15th.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico two faithful sidewalk counselors decided to set aside the arbitrary boundary outside local abortion centers and peacefully entered the University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health abortuary and gave a red rose to a client waiting inside. In addition, the client was lovingly offered life affirming alternatives to abortion. The University of New Mexico is a publicly funded institution and is currently under criminal investigation by the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.  No rescuers were arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“As pro-life missionaries we have been called to defend life and to rescue those being led to the slaughter. Peaceful direct action to save the lives of these innocent babies and persuading their mothers to choose life is such a beautiful sacrifice. We were blessed to stand in solidarity with the babies, Mary Wagner and fellow Red Rose Rescuers today in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico.

UPDATE on Our Long Awaited Meeting with New Mexico Archbishop Wester
  • This month we had our long anticipated meeting with New Mexico Archbishop John C. Wester. It was a good opportunity for us to hear his heart and for him to get to know us and our Abortion Free New Mexico team. It was a very productive meeting, the Archbishop committed to forming a Pro-Life Commission ensuring that pro-life issues will receive equal status throughout all of New Mexico’s parishes!
In Light of Abortion Patient Death, New Mexico Rep. Pearce Seeks Federal Investigation

Excerpt from a report by Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue

Rep. Steve Pearce has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seeking an investigation and prosecution of the University of New Mexico and its partner, Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest full-term abortion facility in the U.S. Pearce’s letter expresses urgency for a Federal investigation.

Pearce was especially troubled about the February 4, 2017, death of Keisha Atkins from a botched late-term abortion she received at Southwestern Women’s Options.

“On February 4, 2017, a woman tragically died at SWWO facilities after receiving a late-term abortion. This raises more questions about the reckless behavior of the SWWO. In 2016 alone, the National Abortion Federation reportedly referred more than 200 Texas patients to New Mexico for abortion related procedures. With hundreds of women flocking to New Mexico to receive these dangerous procedures, something must be done” Pearce wrote.

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico uncovered the death of Keisha Atkins, 23, and obtained her UNM autopsy report that wrongly indicated Atkins’ pregnancy – not her abortion – caused her death. However, an analysis of the autopsy report clearly shows that determination was a cover-up of the truth that Atkins died a painful, panic-filled death as the result of complications that could only have resulted from the late-term abortion.

Buying or selling a home or commercial property?

You can support Pro-Life Witness at no cost to you by taking advantage of the Real Estate for Life program.

Call 1.877.543.3871 or email proliferealestate@yahoo.com for more information Visit www.realestateforlife.org to find a Pro-life Realtor!

Love and Blessings, Bud and Tara

As full time Pro-Life Missionaries we are funded by everyday people like you. Help us continue to stand for life and expose the abortion industry in New Mexico by donating online or by sending a check made out to “Life Ministries U.S.” P.O. Box 50351, Albuquerque, NM 87181

  • You may also schedule a convenient monthly donation here.

Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of our ministry and our family. We love you all and keep you in our prayers.

“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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Sept. 2017 Newsletter: The Inevitable has Happened

Sept. 2017 Newsletter: The Inevitable has Happened

Albuquerque, NM- This month Tara had the opportunity to speak to a group of ladies in Texarkana, TX. She was invited by a couple who attended the same Bible College as us. Our friends have been inspired by our ministry efforts in New Mexico and asked Tara to share some of the ways we have been bold and courageous in our ministry over the years.

Proverbs 28:1, tells us that “The righteous are as bold as a lion.” God can and does use our boldness as Christians to transform cities and save lives. Our pro-life journey is a testimony to this truth and it is our hope that others will be inspired to boldly live out their faith and impact their communities for life.

From San Francisco, CA where we spoke last month to Texarkana, TX this month, when you partner with us in this ministry, you are sowing into our mission of making communities all across this nation Abortion Free.

Tara in Texarkana, TX this month.

Join Us In Our Prayer for New Mexico

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant us to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together we may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

New Undercover Recording

On August 14th we released a new video with Priests for Life taken from an undercover phone call placed to Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion facility that clearly explains how second and third trimester abortions are performed in New Mexico.

“Late term abortions are not as some say, ‘only done to save the lives of women’, they are performed to make Curtis Boyd huge profits at the expense of precious human lives,” stated Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico. In this call a $8,500 fee is quoted for an abortion at 25 weeks of pregnancy. A Manta.com search of Curtis Boyd in Albuquerque shows that his abortion business has an “annual revenue of $1 to $2.5 million.”

Watch video: This Is Late Term Abortion

“Americans continue, in large majorities, to reject late term abortion,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We will continue to expose it by undercover phone calls, so that the existence of these procedures, and their utter barbarity, will be indisputable in the minds and hearts of more and more of our fellow citizens, and that they will take action to end abortion.”

In our report detailing late term abortion Tara also forewarned the dangers posed to women by the late term abortion procedure…

“Southwestern Women’s Options uses an injection to stop the hearts of pre-born babies and a concoction of several medications to artificially induce labor in women and then sends them away to wait for their child to be born dead. This precarious cocktail of medications is and has resulted in serious life threatening complications. In May 2011 a patient at Southwestern Women’s Options was rushed to the emergency room after her uterus ruptured during the very same procedure documented in this call.”

To read the full report: This Is Late Term Abortion

The Inevitable has Happened…

We received an anonymous tip from someone who cared very much about a 23 year old woman who died during a late term abortion procedure. Through a public records request we confirmed this woman’s death and what appears to be a coverup of what really happened to her at Southwestern Women’s Options.

The deaths of women during abortion are inevitable and happen more often than one might think. Women come from all across the world to Albuquerque for late term abortions and those considering coming here deserve to know the dangers they face in doing so.

We were blessed to work with Operation Rescue to uncover and alert the public to this abortion death.

Please join us in prayer that this woman’s death will bring accountability to the abortion industry in New Mexico.

“We join the family of Keisha Atkins as they grieve her death from serious complications during a late term abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options. She was a 23-year old vibrant woman with her whole life ahead of her that was tragically cut short,” stated Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico. “For years we have worked to expose the barbaric nature of late term abortion in New Mexico and sought to bring accountability to the unregulated and unaccountable Abortion Cartel. Now more than ever, we need leadership in our city and state to take a bold stand and the necessary steps to prevent the needless deaths of women and their children through late term abortion.”

Please join us for the annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children in Albuquerque

This Year our Prayer service will take place at a site in Albuquerque where two abortion victims, Ryan and Eve are buried.

  • When: Saturday, September 9th from
  • Time: 10am-11am
  • Location: Sandia Memory Garden
  • Address: 9500 San Pedro Drive NE ABQ 87113

This solemn memorial service will last approximately one hour. Special guests participating in the event include Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest.

To find a location near you visit abortionmemorials.com

Buying or selling a home or commercial property?

You can support Pro-Life Witness at no cost to you by taking advantage of the Real Estate for Life program.

Call 1.877.543.3871 or email proliferealestate@yahoo.com for more information Visit www.realestateforlife.org to find a Pro-life Realtor!

Love and Blessings, Bud and Tara

As full time Pro-Life Missionaries we are funded by everyday people like you. Help us continue to stand for life and expose the abortion industry in New Mexico by donating online or by sending a check made out to “Life Ministries U.S.” P.O. Box 50351, Albuquerque, NM 87181

  • You may also schedule a convenient monthly donation here.

Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of our ministry and our family. We love you all and keep you in our prayers.

“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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Aug 2017 Newsletter: Pressure Mounting for Southwestern Women’s Options

Aug 2017 Newsletter: Pressure Mounting for Southwestern Women’s Options

Dear Friends,

This month, we released a new undercover recording with Priests for Life that exposed an unholy alliance between Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) late term abortion mill and local clergy. The New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is the organization that is responsible for facilitating contact between clergy and abortion patients…

“These are false prophets,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, which commissioned a book about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. “Any religion that justifies the killing of a baby is not a religion worthy of belief. Those who pretend it is are using the Lord’s name in vain.”

Read the full report here: Unholy Alliance: Clergy Conspires with Late term Abortion Clinic to Sell Abortions 

Latest Undercover Recording

Pressure Mounting for Southwestern Women’s Options

Two liberal pro-abortion news outlets, The Santa Fe Reporter and The New Mexico Political Report worked together to do a profile piece on late-term abortionist and owner of SWO, Curtis Boyd, with the twist of highlighting his religious convictions titled: A Moral Choice: As pressure mounts, faith sustains veteran ABQ doctor who performs third-trimester abortions

We were interviewed and our work over the past 7 years was featured in the article as the “mounting pressure” opposing him,

“Bud and Tara Shaver, a Christian couple who describe their strong-willed advocacy against abortion as a calling from God, represent the face of Boyd’s opposition, an ever-present foil…the Shavers came to New Mexico with the goal of shutting down Boyd’s newly expanded practice. The couple allied with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, a priest and then-director of Project Defending Life, and have since pushed a variety of anti-abortion efforts and causes.”

The timing of the article was perfect as we had just released our undercover report highlighting the “Unholy Alliance” being utilized at SWO and it confirmed the religious component being used to market late-term abortions. It was also an opportunity to look into the psyche of Boyd who rarely does public interviews. The article mentioned that he is 80 years old and nearing the end of his career…

Bud got a great quote in the article that sum’s it all up perfectly,

“Shaver describes Boyd bringing his religious beliefs into his practice as ‘an emotional manipulation of spirituality.’”

Read the full report here: A Moral Choice: As pressure mounts, faith sustains veteran ABQ doctor who performs third-trimester abortions

20th Annual Survivors Camp San Francisco, California

(Ten years after attending our first Survivors camp we returned as trainers)

The article mentioned above that profiled Curtis Boyd included the pivotal role that Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust had on us early on in shaping our, “strong willed advocacy against abortion.” The article was published on July 19th the same day we were flying out to San Francisco, CA for the Survivors 20th annual pro-life training camp! Ten years after attending our first Survivors camp we returned as trainers.

It was a blessing to be in the company of seasoned pro-life veterans and to be a part of how God is moving in California and through the young people who are the future of the pro-life movement. We shared our own story of how we became pro-life missionaries and how to create an abortion free community.

A common theme that Survivors leaders, Jeff White and Cheryl Conrad imparted to the campers was that the work we are doing to close down abortion mills is absolutely vital to ending abortion once and for all. That was very encouraging to hear and affirms the work we are doing with your help to make New Mexico abortion free.

We spent 6 days in the trenches with passionate young people visiting UC Berkeley, the San Francisco commissioner meeting to oppose the opening of a mega Planned Parenthood and even helped to save a life outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion mill.

#SurvivorsCamp20 Slideshow

We look forward to implementing some new ideas and strategies we picked up along the way. Thank you for standing with us for the lives of pre-born babies and their mothers in the late term abortion capital of the nation.

Buying or selling a home or commercial property?

You can support Pro-Life Witness at no cost to you by taking advantage of the Real Estate for Life program.

Call 1.877.543.3871 or email proliferealestate@yahoo.com for more information Visit www.realestateforlife.org to find a Pro-life Realtor!

Love and Blessings, Bud and Tara

Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of our ministry and our family. We love you all and keep you in our prayers.

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

  • Become a monthly financial partner securely online here.
  • Give a one-time financial gift.
  • Host an Abortion Free New Mexico Strategy Seminar for your Church, Home Group or Organization.

“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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