UNM Abandons Experimental Research BUT Radical Abortion Agenda Unabated

UNM Abandons Experimental Research BUT Radical Abortion Agenda Unabated

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- For years, members of Abortion Free New Mexico have worked with Operation Rescue to expose that the University of New Mexico (UNM) is at the heart of the New Mexico abortion cartel. Through investigative research Abortion Free New Mexico has exposed that UNM is actively training up the next generation of abortionists and running their own free standing abortion facility. After a formal complaint filed by Tara Shaver, in 2015, with the New Mexico Attorney General’s office based on consent forms (1),(2) she obtained from Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), in addition to pressure and awareness from Abortion Free New Mexico, other local pro-life groups, and a U.S. Congressional inquiry, the nefarious nature of the collaboration between UNM and SWO has finally come to light.


According to an Albuquerque Journal article published this week, Dr. Robin Ohls, a neonatologist at University of New Mexico Hospital, who specializes in caring for ill newborns, has been conducting experimental research using aborted babies for years.

“[Ohls] said her UNM lab has used fetal tissue to explore various ‘developmental questions,’ evaluating issues that affect premature infants, such as heart and eye disease and brain growth.”

Due to the public scrutiny generated by these shocking revelations and two internal investigations by the University of New Mexico, this week, the Albuquerque Journal announced:

“an indefinite end to any such research at the state’s largest university.”

The abortion industry has attempted to justify the use of aborted babies in medical research as some kind of “greater good” that can come from their barbaric practices, but instead Americans have been horrified and appalled by these shocking realities.

Tara Shaver issued the following statement,

“While it is good that the University of New Mexico is abandoning their experimental research using aborted babies, they now need to close their free standing late term abortion facility, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH). This would be a good next step toward ending their radical abortion agenda that is killing babies up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. In addition to the babies being killed at UNMCRH, Abortion Free New Mexico has also documented that women have been injured obtaining abortions at this facility. Nothing good can come from abortion, and the facts remain that UNM is still in the business of killing babies, maiming women and in the process they are only destroying their own reputation.”


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By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- We are proud to announce the launch of Abortion Free New Mexico’s official website: AbortionFreeNM.com

As pro-life missionaries we are working toward the goal of an Abortion Free New Mexico where every pre-born child is valued and protected. To achieve this goal we are focusing on three primary initiatives:

  1. Late Term Abortion Death– Our investigative work over the past 8 years has culminated with a New Mexico Medical Board investigation into the abortion related death of a local woman who died during a late term abortion performed by Curtis Boyd at Southwestern Women’s Options. Our prayer is that Curtis Boyd will be stripped of his New Mexico medical license thereby shuttering Southwestern Women’s Options permanently and ending Late Term Abortion in New Mexico!
  2. New Mexico Politics– The political climate has experienced such a monumental shift since we came to New Mexico in 2010 as Pro-Life Missionaries. ​New Mexicans will now have the chance to elect leaders who will truly work to promote a culture of life that so many Americans have fought so hard and sacrificed so much, since the founding of this great country, to preserve and build upon. It’s ALL HANDS ON DECK FROM NOW UNTIL ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  3. Church Initiative– Abortion Free New Mexico utilizes an innovative model for equipping Churches, Home/Bible study groups or Organizations in developing their own unique role in making New Mexico Abortion Free. ​The body of Christ’s involvement is a vital component in making New Mexico Abortion Free. We want to empower your church with the tools it needs to be an integral part of building a culture of life in New Mexico.

AbortionFreeNM.com features 4 main pages:

  1. About: This page details Our Vision, Our Mission, Who We Are, and Moving Forward.
  2. Videos: This page highlights THREE categories of undercover investigations conducted by Abortion Free New Mexico: New Mexico Abortion Cartel Exposed, Undercover At 37 Weeks Project, and Late Term Abortion Across America
  3. News: This page will feature all of our BREAKING REPORTS and latest updates.
  4. Events: This is a NEW FEATURED page that you can check frequently for the LATEST LOCAL EVENTS that you don’t want to miss! Each event will include a way for you to RSVP. THERE ARE TWO UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Please check out our NEW website and share it with your friends and family!


“When the uncompromisingly righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan and sigh. (Proverbs 29:2)

  • Thank you for standing with us for life!
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August 2018 Newsletter: ALL HANDS ON DECK

August 2018 Newsletter: ALL HANDS ON DECK

Dear Friends,

We are so amazed to see God’s hand upon New Mexico. For years we have labored for the babies and set the foundation on which we now stand. We have called for leaders who will stand up for the most innocent yet ignored among us, and we have prayed and fasted asking the Lord to break demonic strongholds keeping abortion in our state. 

The upcoming November 6, 2018 New Mexico election will determine which way our state proceeds, whether it will become a blessing for life or not. The Lord has provided solid pro-life and pro-family candidates but they can’t win without our help. In the predominantly democratic state that New Mexico is it’s going to take all hands on deck.  We continue to work to let our neighbors know where the candidates stand on the things that matter most to us. Thank you for standing with us and for joining us in prayer for New Mexico.

(Going door to door this month as a family to encourage voters to vote pro-family and pro-life.)

(With Michelle and her husband after a meeting at candidate headquarters.)


Albuquerque, NM- In 2015 when the liberal “progressive” Pat Davis ran for City Council in Albuquerque, we believed that voters in his district needed to know what he stood for and what a vote for him meant.

However, when you utilize your constitutional first amendment rights in Albuquerque it apparently comes with a stiff $1,000 price tag.

Abortion Free New Mexico’s counsel, Angelo Artuso, believes that the Albuquerque election code is not constitutional.

“Despite the importance of free speech, especially speech concerned with political matters and elections, no one has ever challenged the City Election Code and its Measure Finance Committee requirements. The requirements are onerous and present a significant roadblock to public participation in the City election process. As such, these portions of the City Election Code need to be overturned” said Mr. Artuso.

We are prepared to challenge the existing rules…


Baby Shaver #4 (BOY) is registered on Amazon. Visit www.amazon.com/babyregistry and search for Tara Shaver or shavermissions@gmail.com                     

  • Thank you for helping us prepare for Azariah’s arrival in October.
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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.

  • We are pursuing and working toward an abortion free New Mexico.
  • We would be blessed to have you partner with us in this ministry. Your prayers and support are invaluable.
  • You can Click here to make a secure donation online to schedule a secure monthly or one time tax deductible donation. Simply select Bud and Tara- Pro-Life Witness from the drop down ministry menu.

Blessings, Bud and Tara Shaver

Please pray with us for:

“When the uncompromisingly righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan and sigh. (Proverbs 29:2)

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