By Bud Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM- Abortion Free New Mexico released an undercover video that gives a rare look from inside the nation’s largest late term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options. This video is 5 minutes long and combines raw footage of dialogue with clinic staff and also exclusive interviews with the undercover investigator detailing her unique account of what it was like to go inside of a late term abortion center while pregnant at 37 weeks gestation.


Felicia, the undercover investigator, had been given two genetic tests that were positive for Trisomy 18, also called Edwards’ Syndrome, that causes severe developmental delays due to an extra chromosome 18. This made Felicia the ideal operative for going inside Southwestern Women’s Options to uncover just how far into the pregnancy they would perform a third trimester abortion. During her consultation with Susana Estorga, a clinic employee, Estorga counsels Felicia and prepares her for the 4 day long procedure that begins with an injection into the womb through either the abdominal wall or vaginally. This injection causes a fetal heart attack that stops the baby’s heart over the course of 4-6 grueling hours. She is also told that the procedure will cost $17,000 and was instructed on how to obtain New Mexico Medicaid to have the procedure paid for with state tax dollars.

Two days after what would have been Felicia’s scheduled abortion appointment at 38 weeks of pregnancy she went into labor at home and later delivered a healthy baby boy.

(Felicia and healthy baby Jonah!)

“Southwestern Women’s Options shows no bounds when it comes to performing late term abortions on babies with birth defects, even as late as 37 weeks gestation. In addition this case proves that there are, in fact, a percentage of women who receive false positive testing for birth defects diagnosed in utero. The inconclusive genetic testing and often misdiagnosis offered by genetic counselors are a death sentence for  vulnerable babies in the womb. This is an appalling revelation that the community at large must question, especially when these genetic tests are then used to pressure women into obtaining lucrative late term abortions that our latest video reveals can cost, up to $17,000,” stated Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

Shaver has documented extensively how dangerous the late term procedure is. In fact, Abortion Free New Mexico received an anonymous tip that, in February, 2017 a woman died from complications incurred during the several day late term abortion procedure. Abortion Free New Mexico’s attorney then obtained the woman’s autopsy report, through a public records request, which shed light on how the late term abortion contributed to her untimely death.

Abortion Free New Mexico will be releasing a more in-depth interview in the coming days with Felicia about what she experienced inside Southwestern Women’s Options, including a personal message to pregnant women who may be facing a similar fetal anomaly diagnosis.

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Local Pro-Life Priests and Women Support Michelle Garcia Holmes For ABQ Mayor

Local Pro-Life Priests and Women Support Michelle Garcia Holmes For ABQ Mayor

Albuquerque, NM- Four local pro life priests, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Priests for Life, Fr. Leo Padget of Saint Bernadette Parish in Albuquerque, Fr. Rick Zerwas of Sacred Heart Parish in Albuquerque, and Fr. John Carney of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for 25 years (retired) stood publicly in support of Michelle Garcia Holmes for Mayor of Albuquerque.

“We support Michelle Garcia Holmes for Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico! Catholics support life here in Albuquerque, the late term abortion capital of the country,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato at a press conference held in Albuquerque today.

Michelle Garcia Holmes has the experience and heart needed to turn Albuquerque around. Our city will not change unless we elect Godly leaders. Please tell your friends and family to check out her website and vote on October 3rd for the first woman Mayor of Albuquerque.

(From Left: Fr. John Carney, Fr. Leo Padget, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, and Fr. Rick Zerwas)

Watch the full press conference here:

Women March to the Polls for Michelle Garcia Holmes

After the press conference local Albuquerque women joined Michelle Garcia Holmes in a march to the polls to vote together for the 1st Female Mayor of Albuquerque! It is no coincidence that the 1st Female Mayor of Albuquerque can be found on the 1st line of the ballot!

“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.

Michelle Garcia Holmes Pro-Life Statement

Check out Michelle Garcia Holmes’ official Pro Life statement on her website:

  • Born and raised in Albuquerque
  • 8 Years Chief of Staff in NM Attorney General’s Office
  • 20 Years Experience Albuquerque Police Department
  • Non Politician; independent and unencumbered
  • Pro-life, pro-family, pro-business, anti-crime
  • Visit for more information

From now, leading up to October 3rd, vote for Michelle Garcia Holmes for mayor and let’s turn this city around!

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Pro-lifers Conduct Red Rose Rescues at Three Clinics in Defense of the Unborn

Pro-lifers Conduct Red Rose Rescues at Three Clinics in Defense of the Unborn

BREAKING: Red Rose Rescue in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM- On Friday, September 15, 2017 in three different cities across the United States, pro-lifers entered abortion centers to talk to women scheduled for abortions and offered an act of non-violent defense of unborn children about to be aborted.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico two faithful sidewalk couselors 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.

Those defending the unborn also entered Northland Family Planning, 3810 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI; Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic, 101 S Whiting St. #215, Alexandria, Virginia. Once inside, small teams of pro-lifers quietly approached mothers seated in the waiting rooms and offered them red roses as a symbol of life. Attached to each rose was a card which stated on one side, “You were made to love and to be loved… your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change.  A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” and a national hotline phone number directing to them to local pregnancy help centers on the other.

The Red Rose Rescue is modeled after the pro-life rescue activity of well-known Canadian activist Mary Wagner, who has repeatedly entered Toronto abortion centers and offered red roses to mothers waiting to have their children aborted.​

Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society who participated in the rescue at the Michigan clinic, explains:

“The Red Rose Rescue is an act of charity for women who feel for whatever reason they must have their innocent unborn children killed. Those who took part were willing to embrace risks for these women and their babies. We will go into the very places where the unborn are put to death and extend help to the moms. Should this help be refused—we will not leave the abortion centers but remain in solidarity with the helpless victims oppressed by the injustice of abortion. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that her work was “to go into the dark holes of the poor.”  The Red Rose Rescue is an action of going into the dark holes of the poor—namely abortion centers where the innocent are rejected—and in these dark holes we seek to bring hope, true peace and the presence of God.”

According to LifeSiteNews, “10 pro-life activists, including two Catholic priests, were arrested this morning at a Michigan and a Virginia abortion facility while attempting to persuade women not to abort their unborn children.”

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.

Read the reports from LifeSiteNews and watch video’s from the Red Rose Rescues:


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