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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Protest ABQ Campaign Comes An End

Protest ABQ Campaign Comes An End

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM —Protest ABQ was officially launched in 2014 with the goals of educating the public to the fact that New Mexico had become the late-term abortion capital of the country and that the University of New Mexico (UNM) was the heart of the abortion cartel in the state. In addition, we wanted to expose and hold accountable those who either condone abortion outright or silently consent to it by refusing to take a bold public stand for protecting human life in the womb.

Our call was simple and concise…

“Stand Up For The Babies
And We Will Stand Down”
(Picture cropped and “orange-screen” added by New Mexico Political Report) Read their article: Activists plan to push lawmakers for abortion restrictions

Bud Shaver, executive director of Protest ABQ issued the following statement,

“Protest ABQ’s tireless efforts over the past three years have helped to produce a dramatic reversal and promising public policy shift in New Mexico. Now in 2017 we are grateful that political leaders have stepped up with solid pro-life bills over the past two legislative sessions and have committed to carrying pro-life legislation until abortion is completely eradicated in the state. The University of New Mexico has been exposed nationally as one of the most abortion friendly universities in the entire country and UNM’s collusion with the nations largest late-term abortion killing center is now under criminal investigation. In addition, we appreciate the religious leaders both Evangelical and Catholic who have recently demonstrated a willingness to publicly stand up for the babies, so we are standing down.”

Protest ABQ was a campaign that was intended to only last a season, until the fruit of our protest efforts produced an environment where we can accomplish our ultimate goal:

Abortion Free: New Mexico. 

Stay tuned…

  
Visit ProtestABQ.com to read about our protest focuses and efforts over the past three years.
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Confirmed: UNM and Nation’s Largest Late-Term Abortion Center are Under Criminal Investigation for Body Parts Scheme

Confirmed: UNM and Nation’s Largest Late-Term Abortion Center are Under Criminal Investigation for Body Parts Scheme

By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue

Albuquerque, NM — During a meeting with pro-life activists on Monday, March 6, 2017, representatives from the New Mexico Attorney General’s office confirmed that the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options, the largest late-term abortion facility in the United States, are under investigation for violations of state law.

Tania Maestas, Deputy Attorney General, informed Tara Shaver, Senior Policy Advisor for ProtestABQ, and ProtestABQ’s senior attorney, Angelo Artuso, that a complaint filed by Shaver in 2015, is under investigation by the criminal division of the New Mexico Attorney General’s office.

Shaver’s complaint involved Southwestern Women’s Options consent forms from 2012 and 2015, which women are obligated to sign prior to abortions. Those forms state that the remains of babies aborted at Southwestern Women’s Options may be used in medical research.

View here: SWO Consent Form 2015

SWO Consent Form 2015 by Bud Shaver on Scribd

Southwestern Women’s Options is the sole supplier of aborted baby tissue to the publicly-funded University of New Mexico.

Potential state law violations in the complaint included the Jonathan Spradling Anatomical Gift Act and the Maternal and Fetal Experimentation Act.

In addition, Maestas informed Shaver and Artuso that the criminal referrals of UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options made by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas last year, are also under investigation.

The House Select Investigative Panel presented Balderas with evidence to back up their findings, which included several key points. (Read more about this.)

1. Taxpayers partially fund both UNM and the Southwestern Women’s Options late-term abortion business.
2. Two UNM abortionists created a radically pro-abortion climate at the “resistant” university and created a cultural shift that now aggressively promotes abortion.
3. The primary goal of UNM’s partnership with Southwestern Women’s Options was to increase the volume of second trimester abortions, in order to provide the UNM Health Sciences Center with an ample supply of aborted infant remains for “research” and other purposes.
4. Southwestern Women’s Options is the sole provider of “aborted infant tissue” to the UNM Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC).
5. Whole brains from aborted babies were admittedly used for dissection by “summer camp” students.
6. UNM’s training agreement with Southwestern Women’s Options violated UNM’s own policies and procedures on such contracts.
7. UNM granted faculty status to Southwestern Women’s Options abortionists that included employee benefits that provided professional and financial benefit. These benefits may qualify as “valuable consideration,” which would put them in violation of State and Federal law.
8. The Select Investigative Panel agreed with Shaver’s conclusions that New Mexico’s Spradling Act was violated.

“This is a matter of urgency as aborted baby remains are still being harvested and transferred between the facilities for experimental research. Each day that passes poses a risk to the public and sends the message to the New Mexico abortion cartel that they have free reign to do as they please,” said Shaver. “We are grateful for the confirmation from the New Mexico Attorney General’s office that the complaint and referral before them is being taken seriously and we urge them to work quickly to resolve this very important matter.”

“We urge the New Mexico Attorney General’s office to move with all possible speed to bring those involved in criminal conduct at UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options to justice,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also provided information during the Select Panel’s Investigation. “The longer the investigation drags on, the more UNM and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion business will continue to break the law and exploit women, all at taxpayers’ expense.”

Report by Operation Rescue: Confirmed: UNM and Nation’s Largest Late-Term Abortion Center are Under Criminal Investigation for Body Parts Scheme

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