HUSH Film at UNM: Overcoming BIAS concerning Women’s Health

HUSH Film at UNM: Overcoming BIAS concerning Women’s Health

By Bud Shaver,

Albuquerque, NM- 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!

Click here to watch the trailer

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…

Despite Abortion Free New Mexico and Students for Life UNM’s willingness to reach out to the “Pro-Choice” community in Albuquerque, they refused to participate in a healthy conversation surrounding the facts presented in

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

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 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.”
(Tara with Jonah at the Hush – Feature Documentary screening.)
Jonah went undercover at 37 WEEKS into a late term abortion mill and was born totally healthy literally 2 days later!
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45 Years Later, Corruption In New Mexico, We Are Here To End It

45 Years Later, Corruption In New Mexico, We Are Here To End It

This January marked 45 years of legalized pre-born child killing in America. It is devastating to think of the multitudes of God’s masterpieces that have been deprived of life outside the womb. As a nation we must confess and repent of the sin of abortion that permeates our culture. These innocent babies desperately need us as a people to stand up for them, to act on their behalf and do everything in our power to protect them. As pro-life missionaries we are committed to doing this and to closing the remaining 5 abortion centers in our state. New Mexico will one day be an Abortion Free state. The Lord sustains us and your prayers, encouragement and support make our life saving efforts possible.

Sanctity of Life Month January 2018

This month, known as Sanctity of Life month, we were SO blessed to visit 5 different local pro-life churches. This was an answer to prayer as we set our minds to be more intentional in reaching out to churches to inspire, encourage and equip fellow believers to stand up for the babies. Please pray for all of the wonderful new people we met this month who are eager to be informed and find ways to plug in. It was so nice to meet all of you!

During this month we also joined fellow pro-lifers in Santa Fe for the annual SOLAUD march, we didn’t simply march though… we collected petition signatures for Michelle Garcia Holmes who needed help to get on the republican ballot to run for Lt. Governor of New Mexico. Please keep her in prayer as she heads into campaign season.

In Albuquerque, our friends organized some amazing efforts to light up the darkness. We joined them for a 2.5 mile 1st Annual March For Life in Albuquerque, around the University of New Mexico, the heart of the NM Abortion Cartel. We joined the pro-life Messianic community for prayer and fellowship on Shabbat, the eve of Pro-lIfe Sunday in ABQ as well…and then we took our prayerful presence out onto the streets to be a visible witness for life. Thank you for having us!

Collaboration with Priests for Life: Exposing Late Term Abortions Across America

We continued our months long collaboration with Priests for Life by continuing to expose late term abortion in America. Albuquerque is the late term abortion capital where abortions are performed up to the day of birth, but abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy occur nationwide. This month alone we released 14 undercover calls from 14 states where elective late term abortions are taking place on healthy moms carrying healthy babies. A total of 36 of these undercover calls have been made by Tara and were used as a means to educate the pro-life community, the general public and leading up to the senate vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

This nationwide investigation revealed that 28, over half of the states in our country, perform elective late term abortions beyond 5 months of pregnancy! Tara posed as 33 weeks of pregnant in one call to Albuquerque’s late term abortion center and was offered an appointment. Unfortunately, most politicians don’t want to end abortion (BUT WE DO) and the democrats in D.C. blocked the vote on this legislation that would protect babies from 20 weeks of pregnancy and beyond if passed.

Corruption in New Mexico: Attorney General Fails to Prosecute Abortion Cartel

In July 2015, Tara filed a formal complaint with New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas’ office regarding late term abortion mill, Southwestern Women’s Options whom we believe to be in violation of at least one state law. The complaint was later amended to include another statute, the Maternal Fetal and Infant Experimentation Act.

Balderas, unfortunately, put his party and political aspirations before his Catholic faith and before the babies being slaughtered in New Mexico by finding no violation of either laws. Thankfully, at the request of Congressman Steve Pearce, the DOJ has asked the FBI to review the case, please pray with us that the FBI will take an honest look at these violations and prosecute these members of the New Mexico abortion cartel. Tara and our Attorney issued the following statements in response to Balderas’ decision.

“Laws that are overlooked and unenforced are a disservice to everyone, and in this case to the babies who are viewed as experimental research material instead of human beings. Balderas only furthers this mindset by failing to act justly in prosecuting those that are actively harvesting and transferring aborted baby remains. For any reasonable person this reality should shake us to our core and encourage us to keep moving forward seeking justice for all,” stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Angelo Artuso, Attorney for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:

“I am very disappointed but, unfortunately, not surprised by the Attorney General’s conclusions regarding the ongoing trade in baby body parts here in New Mexico.  After all, we live in a State where aborting a baby in utero is lawful through all nine months of pregnancy.  Under any common sense reading of New Mexico’s Maternal, Fetal and Infant Experimentation Act, the actions by SWO and UNM violate the law.  If the statute is not going to be enforced as written, then I would strongly urge the Legislature to revisit the question of whether an unborn child who has been lawfully killed in this State should be subjected to the further indignity of being carved up and experimented upon like a piece of animal flesh.  It is time for our elected officials to stop hiding behind convenient definitions which provide that an unborn child is not human, or not a person.  The use of aborted baby parts for any purpose should be repugnant to all civilized people.  To deny this truth is to join the ranks of Mao, Stalin, Idi Amin, Dr. Josef Mengele, and every other tyrant who deals with inconvenient people by denying that they are people.  I pray that New Mexico will find its way back to a higher standard.”

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

“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

Please pray with us for:

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

  • The Lord to give us wisdom and divine strategy to close New Mexico’s remaining 5 abortion facilities.

  • The opportunity to continue visiting pro-life churches to inspire and encourage fellow believers in the battle for life.

  • The New Mexico Medical Board to investigate the abortion death of a 24 year old Albuquerque woman who died one year ago in Feb 2017. The Board will hold a special meeting on February 9th to make this decision.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6
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Alabama and Minnesota included in states  that allow late-term abortion

Alabama and Minnesota included in states that allow late-term abortion

  • Report by Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia.

Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life, as part of their investigation exposing late-term abortion across America, today released undercover calls from Alabama and Minnesota.

Alabama Women’s Center in Hunstville performs abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. At 21 weeks of pregnancy, it costs $1,800 to have a healthy baby dismembered in the womb.


In Minneapolis, Whole Woman’s Health performs elective late-term abortions through 24 weeks of pregnancy.


Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico released the following statement regarding the two latest calls:

“In our undercover call, the abortion cartel in Minnesota emphatically states what this investigation has revealed, that late-term abortions can be obtained ‘for any reason.’ This investigation has exposed that 28 states and the District of Columbia are performing elective late-term abortions, some as late as 32 weeks of pregnancy, on healthy mothers carrying health babies.

“Today, the U.S. Senate will consider the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life stand with President Trump as he has called upon the Senate to pass this life-saving legislation and send it to his desk to be signed. Precious babies’ lives depend on its passage. Please contact your senators and ask them to support this legislation.”

The states that have been contacted during this undercover series are:  Alabama, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah, Virginia, Nebraska, Connecticut, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Montana, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington D.C.

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