UNM REFUSES BURIAL OF ABORTED BABIES USED IN THEIR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

UNM REFUSES BURIAL OF ABORTED BABIES USED IN THEIR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Earlier this month Abortion Free New Mexico made a formal request to the University of New Mexico (UNM) Chancellor for Health Sciences, Paul Roth asking him to transfer 72 aborted baby remains harvested for their recently terminated experimental research program, to a local mortuary, so that they may receive a proper burial. In a letter dated August 31, 2018 addressed to Tara Shaver, Roth denied the request for their burial and has refused to treat these babies with the dignity and respect they deserve.

For years, the University of New Mexico has been acquiring harvested aborted babies solely from the notorious late term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options, located in Albuquerque, NM. Since the exposure generated by the release of the Center for Medical Progress videos followed by subsequent complaints filed by Shaver that generated referrals from the U.S. Congress, UNM has had to come clean about their use of these babies for experimental research. Most recently the University has halted it’s program, presumably to prevent legal action from the federal government due to the possible illegality of their program using aborted babies. The University of New Mexico, however, still has 72 baby remains that they are unsure what to do with. 

Roth’s refusal letter indicates that the mothers of these 72 aborted babies “proactively chose” to donate their remains to be used for medical research, but according to consent forms obtained by Tara Shaver in 2012 and 2015, the women did not “proactively” choose, but were obligated by the nature of the “consent” form to donate the aborted baby’s remains in order to obtain their abortions. This lack of informed consent was the basis for Shaver’s formal complaint to Attorney General Hector Balderas in July 2015. 

Roth states his refusal to allow the babies to be buried by Abortion Free New Mexico because they were explicitly intended for experimental research, does this mean that the University of New Mexico will continue their nefarious research at a future date?

Paul Roth’s decision to deny burial to these 72 aborted babies further promotes a culture of death in New Mexico. We are not talking about medical specimens or tissue, but human beings with inherent value, who deserve to be treated with dignity. These babies were harvested for experimental research not by the choice of their mothers, but by obligation from the Southwestern Women’s Options consent form. Denial of a proper burial demonstrates the callous disregard for human life that still remains at UNM that the pro-life community must continue to oppose.

“Abortion Free New Mexico will be hosting the annual National Day of Remembrance for aborted children on Saturday, September 8th at 10:00am. We encourage all people of faith and conscience to attend this memorial to affirm the lives of aborted children who each day are discarded from their mother’s wombs as biohazard waste or used for experimental medical research. We have the opportunity this Saturday to stand in solidarity with the defenseless victims of abortion whose lives we value and to promote a culture that affirms life. By doing so we acknowledge and affirm that every baby is created in the image of God,” stated Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the memorial service taking place in our community as part of the the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children:

This solemn memorial service will last approximately one hour. Special guests participating in this event include:

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September 2018 Newsletter: New Mexico Is a Fierce Battleground…

September 2018 Newsletter: New Mexico Is a Fierce Battleground…

Dear Friends, 

New Mexico is a fierce battleground. For those of you who’ve been on this missionary journey with us over the years, you know how hard we’ve fought for the babies and worked to change the culture in New Mexico. This month we’ve witnessed how the Lord’s hand is on our efforts and how He has answered our fervent prayers. One thing in particular we have asked the Lord for is bold strong leaders who fear Him. He has provided a long list of candidates whom we have seen and heard stand up for the babies. We have also prayed for the evil of the abortion industry to be exposed and just this month the University of New Mexico, the heart of the New Mexico abortion cartel, announced publicly that they are halting their experimental research on aborted babies. All of this and more is moving New Mexico to embrace a culture of life, as God fights this battle for life with us. We can do nothing apart from Him. 

Thank you for standing with us in prayer, in fasting, in encouragement and financially. As pro-life missionaries serving in New Mexico we are humbled and thankful for what God is doing here.

  • Through faith and perseverance New Mexico will one day be abortion free.

(Tara, Michelle Garcia Holmes- Lt. Governor candidate, and Grace at 1st Annual Pro-Life Legislative Summit.)

On August 31st, Michelle Garcia Holmes, who is currently running for Lt. Governor of NM, initiated and hosted the 1st Annual Pro-Life Legislative Summit in Albuquerque, NM. Tara was blessed to be able to register voters and to share about our ministry with those in attendance. This event gave over 250 individuals the chance to hear from former, current and potential pro-life legislators first hand about the bills they’ve sponsored or plan to sponsor. This event was the first of it’s kind and will be followed up with trainings that will prepare the pro-life community for the upcoming legislative session in January.

“SET FREE AND UNLEASHED,” BREAKING THE MOLD

(Tara sharing her testimony at the Albuquerque Christian Women’s Connection Brunch.)

Here we are with pro-life candidate Janice Arnold-Jones, who is running for U.S. Congress, one morning before going door-to-door for pro-life candidates in an Albuquerque neighborhood. We are going out as a family on Saturday mornings to connect with voters and share why this election is so important.

Request Made to UNM: Release Aborted Babies Remains For Burial…

Abortion Free New Mexico made a request to Paul Roth, Chancellor of Health Sciences, at the University of New Mexico (UNM) for the 72 aborted baby remains that were mentioned in an Albuquerque Journal article this month announcing that UNM has halted their fetal tissue research program. According to a memo from Roth, these baby remains are in storage and he has not yet decided whether or not he will destroy them. Abortion Free New Mexico believes that these human remains are worthy of a proper burial.

The aborted baby remains are from the notorious late term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options, which has been the sole provider of fetal tissue used by the University of New Mexico for experimental research. The ending of UNM’s fetal tissue research program is a first step in bringing UNM to a place where all lives are valued and protected. Abortion Free New Mexico urges UNM officials to make the right decision in putting these babies to rest.

“Abortion Free New Mexico has made arrangements with a local mortuary to receive these babies from UNM so that they may be buried with dignity and respect. It is our hope that we be allowed to honor these babies and finally put them to rest with a memorial service and burial. It is time that New Mexico start taking even the smallest actions that demonstrate the value of every human being,” stated Tara Shaver.

Join Abortion Free New Mexico, Operation Rescue and those who believe that these babies deserve a proper burial, in respectfully contacting Paul Roth asking him to allow these babies to be transferred to a local cemetery that Abortion Free New Mexico has arranged. 

  • Phone: (505) 272-5849 
  • Email: PRoth@salud.unm.edu
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children in Albuquerque, New Mexico 

On Saturday, September 8, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the grave sites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. 

Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Where: Burial Site of Baby Ryan and Baby Eve Sandia Memory Garden 9500 San Pedro Drive NE Albuquerque, NM 87113

BABY REGISTRY

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.
Real Estate For Life: Support Pro-Life Missionaries…At NO Cost to You!

Summer is almost over, 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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Join us for the Nat’l Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children 9/8

Join us for the Nat’l Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children 9/8

Albuquerque, NM- Join us for an important pro-life prayer service taking place in Albuquerque on Saturday, September 8th. On that day, pro-life Americans will honor the memory of the more than 50 million unborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Solemn prayer services will be held simultaneously at gravesites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the memorial service taking place in our community as part of the the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children:

Special guests participating in this event include:

Please come out for this important pro-life event, prayerfully witnessing to the humanity of our unborn brothers and sisters, together with our fellow pro-lifers throughout the country.

In the Sermon on the Mount, our Lord promised us: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

On September 8th, we seek that divine comfort as we mourn for the victims of abortion. Let us never forget their precious lives as we continue to work and pray for an end to abortion.

  • To learn more about this nationwide event — including background stories and photographs of the burial places of aborted babies — please visit: AbortionMemorials.com
UNM UPDATE

“Thank you to everyone who came to the prayer vigil outside of Paul Roth’s office on Monday. Roth is still undecided about what to do with the 72 aborted baby remains in UNM’s possession. His office eagerly let us know that he is aware of our request and we are working to schedule a meeting with him. Please keep praying.”

​Tara Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico

TAKE ACTION

Join Abortion Free New Mexico, Mercy Missions, Operation Rescue and those who believe that these babies deserve a proper burial, in respectfully contacting Paul Roth asking him to allow these babies to be transferred to a local cemetery that Abortion Free New Mexico has arranged.

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