April 2017 Newsletter: Spirit Led Roller Coaster of a Month in New Mexico…

April 2017 Newsletter: Spirit Led Roller Coaster of a Month in New Mexico…

By Bud and Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- When God is in control, you simply have to hold on and enjoy the ride! March was a Holy Spirit led roller coaster of a month, beginning on March 6th when Tara and our attorney had a meeting with the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. We wrapped up the month by ENDING the Protest ABQ campaign after 3 years of productive non-stop activism.

We are ready to launch the next phase of our ministry: Abortion Free New Mexico, and realize that God is the one in control and guiding our efforts!

Please join us on April 18th for our official launch joined by local and national leaders. The Christian community is vital to making New Mexico abortion free, come find out how you can be an integral part of this new effort.

Click Here for a PDF version of this month’s Newsletter

Read about our meeting with the New Mexico Attorney General’s office: Confirmed: UNM and Nation’s Largest Late-Term Abortion Center are Under Criminal Investigation for Body Parts Scheme

Read more about why we wrapped up our Protest ABQ campaign: Protest ABQ Campaign Comes to an End

Read more about the next phase of our ministry efforts in New Mexico: Official Launch of Abortion Free New Mexico on April 18th

More from this past month: 

Catholics Expanding Abortion in New Mexico

Archbishop Wester Rebukes Pro-Abortion Democrats Attempt to Invoke Their Catholic Faith

NMCCB Releases Official Statement on the Dignity of Human Life

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 from your income tax return.

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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March 2017 Newsletter: Protest ABQ Triggers New Season With New Campaign…

March 2017 Newsletter: Protest ABQ Triggers New Season With New Campaign…

By Bud and Tara Shaver

The abortion cartel in New Mexico has been operating by it’s own standards for far too long, and now the state’s publicly funded university, UNM is involved in an unspeakable scandal of using aborted baby remains, for experimental research, from one of the most notorious late term abortion facilities in the nation. This requires immediate action and without peaceful and prayerful pressure there may never be any progress in this matter of life and death that weighs heavily on the state.

Protest ABQ sponsored a press conference and peaceful protest at the state capital building in Santa Fe this month for our official launch of “Investigate and Prosecute” the New Mexico Abortion Cartel campaign. This campaign is aimed at urging New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate complaints and referrals submitted to him regarding the out of control abortion cartel in the state. New Mexico politicians have forgotten that they work for us and have been entrusted with the task of enacting and enforcing laws that bring justice to the oppressed. Our leaders will continue to turn a blind eye unless we show them that this is unacceptable in New Mexico.

Highlights  (Pictures and Video): ‘Investigate & Prosecute’ Protest and Press Conference

(Santa Fe, NM- Protest and Press Conference “Investigate and Prosecute” Campaign Launch)

(Prayer and Protest outside NM Attorney General’s Santa Fe Office)

#DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood Albuquerque, NM

The national #DefundPP protest in Albuquerque, was a huge success. The event was sponsored locally by Protest ABQ. Close to 300 turned out to protest Planned Parenthood!

Full recap with pictures and video: #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood Albuquerque, NM 

(Albuquerque, NM- #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood)

(Albuquerque, NM- #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood)

“Investigate and Prosecute”

Several other protests were held throughout the month as we debuted new signs on the truth truck. We lit up the darkness in Albuquerque neighborhoods, overpasses and thousands saw the truth about what abortion does to children and who is perpetuating this injustice in NM.

Highlights from this past month: 

On the Streets With Protest ABQ

AG Campaign Triggers Catholic Democrats…

(Refitted Truth Truck)

Protest ABQ Is Impacting New Mexico Policy…

(Angelo Artuso, Tara Shaver, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato)

In addition to visiting New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’s office during our “Investigate and Prosecute” the New Mexico Abortion Cartel Campaign Launch, Protest ABQ’s Senior Attorney, Angelo Artuso, (Pictured- above- with Tara and Fr. Imbarrato) testified in Santa Fe during a House Education Committee hearing.

HB 267 is a bill that we’re keeping an eye on. If passed without further amendments it would make public university research records unattainable by the public. This bill is a dangerous overreach of the legislature and needed to be exposed, so we asked our pro-life friends to contact the republican sponsor of the bill…

Apparently the GOP in New Mexico doesn’t like being held accountable, our “tactics” (of simply urging the public to call the bill’s sponsor to amend the wording) was deemed to be an attack against this representative. Where is the transparency in government that is so needed? Where is the humility of leaders to admit their mistakes and work to correct them in public service to those who elected them? Both are surely needed here. Please pray for our leaders.

Excerpt from NM Political Report regarding HB 267 Committee Hearing

“Angelo Artuso warns that a move by lawmakers to shield some university research from the public eye could lead to harrowing consequences. At a Wednesday morning House committee hearing, Artuso invoked some of history’s darkest state-sanctioned university research projects. For decades, researchers at Tuskegee University studied the effects of syphilis by pretending to offer infected Black men free health care. And several colleges and universities from the early 1950s until 1973 were involved in Project MKUltra, a CIA program that used drugs like LSD unknowingly on human subjects to experiment with mind control.

Programs like those, involving government-funded atrocities at institutions of higher learning,  Artuso maintained, would remain hidden at New Mexico public higher education institutions under a bill sponsored by state Reps. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, and Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe. The bill, now stalled in the committee, seeks to make ‘proprietary information and research data’ held by public colleges and universities not public.​‘This bill erects a pretty strong wall of secrecy on any records deemed research by universities,’ Artuso told lawmakers at Wednesday’s hearing.”

Read the full coverage from New Mexico Political Report: Effort to make college research secret stalls over fears it goes too far

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 from your income tax return.

-Host us for a “Missionary Meet and Greet” in your home by inviting friends to learn about our family and our work here in New Mexico.

“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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February Newsletter 2017: New Opportunity For Hope

February Newsletter 2017: New Opportunity For Hope

New Opportunity for Hope

Dear Friends,

This January we reflected on the fact that we began our pro-life ministry efforts a decade ago. (2007-2017) From Friendship Evangelists living in Flagstaff, AZ to Notorious Pro-Life Activists: Our battle in the trenches began a decade ago and we’ve never been the same. God moved in our hearts those many years ago and enabled us to make the commitment to seek justice for pre-born children, which we are still striving to do today.

By 2009 we were serving in Los Angeles, CA alongside a passionate team of young people with Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. One of our first stops in our cross country tour was Obama’s inauguration. Our pro-life group was the very first presence allowed onto the inauguration route that day.

We weren’t violent or hateful though, in fact, we came in just the opposite spirit, we came peacefully and prayerfully to our nation’s capital. Obama’s inauguration ushered in the most radical pro-abortion administration in the history of America. So, for the majority of our ministry we have been at war and under oppression like never before in our nation.

However, this month Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America and what a difference 8 years makes. With a brand new administration comes a new opportunity for hope!

Even in his first week, President Trump has done so much good and w e hope that there is more to come. Our prayer is that our new president, will usher in a new season not just for our family, who is weary from battle, but also usher in a new season for our country.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A TIMELINE RECAP OF OUR PRO-LIFE JOURNEY

(VIDEO) SURVIVORS INTERVIEW: “Our Ultimate Hope…” Flashback to 2008 with Bud and Tara Shaver

One Less Abortion Facility in New Mexico!

Coalition For Life of Las Cruces announced this month that Whole Woman’s Health abortion facility has closed its doors! One less abortion facility in New Mexico is a huge victory for the pro-life community and the result of the hard work of many activists who labored to expose this place of death over the past two years.

In 2014 when this facility was making plans to open, we helped expose it’s beginning of shady practices such as operating without a business license and utilizing an out of state abortionist. Our good friends Manny and Grace also took a team down for prayer covering in the border area of New Mexico (Nehemiah 4:7-8).

This is the third abortion clinic to close in New Mexico over the past six years… When they do, lives are saved and communities are blessed.

More here: Third Abortion Clinic to Close in New Mexico Since 2011

Operation Rescue: NM Abortion Facility that Hoped to Evade TX Law Shuts Down, Moves Out

Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day Santa Fe, NM

January 18, 2017- We traveled up to Santa Fe this month to participate in the annual pro-life procession and rally.

March for Life Albuquerque

We were also blessed to participate in a grassroots protest held in Albuquerque to stand in solidarity with those marching for Life in Washington D.C. It was a beautiful display of how true unity is possible in New Mexico.

RECAP: March For Life Albuquerque, New Mexico January 27, 2017

Abortion Holocaust Museum


(Sunday January 22, 2017: San Clemente Parish Los Lunas, NM)

This month a parish located south of Albuquerque recreated a holocaust museum in their church using some of our educational and abortion victim image signs and their youth presented a 45 min presentation tilted, “The Silent Holocaust”. During Sanctity of Life month, most Christians expect to at least hear abortion mentioned in a sermon but this church raised the bar… by hosting Protest ABQ!

We were very encouraged by this pro-life church and by the zeal of the young people who are passionately pursuing a culture of life. Pray that more will rise up!

FULL RECAP: San Clemente Parish Raised the Pro-Life Church Bar for 2017

National Defund Planned Parenthood- Albuquerque, NM

For those in the Albuquerque area, please join us at a Protest Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood on Saturday, February 11th, 10-11am. PP Location: 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE. Sponsored by Protest ABQ

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 from your income tax return.

-Host us for a “Missionary Meet and Greet” in your home by inviting friends to learn about our family and our work here in New Mexico.

“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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