Part 2: Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is on Life Support

Part 2: Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is on Life Support

Abortion Free New Mexico introduces Part 2 of a 6 Part Series exposing the NM Abortion Cartel

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- In Part 1 of Abortion Free New Mexico’s series documenting the Abortion Landscape Shift in New Mexico, the report highlighted how the abortion cartel is in full retreat and that their plans of expansion have been stifled. In part 2 of this series AFNM will reveal how Planned Parenthood is facing a crisis of their own in New Mexico.

Planned Parenthood NM Closing Three Referral Clinics

According to a breaking report by KOAT,

“Three out of New Mexico’s six clinic locations will close in September, according to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Mansanares. ‘We are making some difficult decisions about the best way to stay in New Mexico into the future,’ Mansanares said.The clinics in Farmington, Rio Rancho, and Nob Hill in Albuquerque will close.”

These three Planned Parenthood locations are referral centers that provide contraceptives, the morning after pill and abortion referrals.

UPDATED: Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico, said Thursday that she feels the national funding conversation could be contributing to the closures.

“It all kind of makes sense to us when we look at the climate change … under President Trump,” she said. “This is a step in the right direction for building a culture of life in New Mexico.” Read the full report from the Albuquerque Journal: Planned Parenthood to close 3 clinics in northern NM

Related: Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Statement on Health Center Closures

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico Has No Legitimate Abortionist on Staff

In an undercover call placed to the last remaining Planned Parenthood in New Mexico providing surgical abortions which is located in Albuquerque, the caller was informed that typically this location does provide abortions up to 18 weeks but that they are currently not offering surgical abortions since they are struggling to keep an abortionist on staff.

Their lack of an abortion provider could be the result of a New Mexico Nursing Board complaint filed in 2016 by Abortion Free New Mexico’s Tara Shaver based on state medicaid data showing that Nurse Practitioner Vivianne Clark was paid by New Mexico medicaid for performing abortions between 17-24 weeks, which is illegal for a non-physician to do in New Mexico. The second part of the undercover video reveals that Clark continues to provide medical RU486 abortions in Santa Fe despite being under investigation.

AFNM has long suspected that Santa Fe Planned Parenthood Nurse Practitioner, Vivianne Clark, is the primary abortionist in Albuquerque. While we wait for the result from the New Mexico Nursing Board investigation, we are hopeful that in the meantime this complaint has halted Clark’s potential illegal activity.

Listen to the undercover call: Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is on Life Support

Another key factor that is possibly hampering Planned Parenthood’s ability to keep an abortionist on staff is directly linked to the Center for Medical Progress’s (CMP) videos that exposed the true nature of Planned Parenthood’s abortion business. Legitimate physicians simply aren’t willing to work for Planned Parenthood.

An additional result of the CMP videos was local and national protests calling for the defunding of the abortion giant. This has ultimately been the catalyst for the momentum we are now witnessing and has culminated with President Donald J. Trump recently signing an executive order giving states the ability to defund Planned Parenthood locally.

According to Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, “Planned Parenthood is in a panic to reorganize as their federal funding dries up. They must jettison their centers that aren’t making money. For Planned Parenthood, abortion, and the money it produces, is their number-one priority.”

While much of what we see regarding the shift in New Mexico’s abortion landscape is good news, we must remain vigilant. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato reflects upon a national trend that he has witnessed in his national ministry with Priests for Life, “It is important to understand that Planned Parenthood’s operational strategy all over the country has been to consolidate its operations and build state or regional megacenters. We will be researching and monitoring what next step Planned Parenthood is planning here in New Mexico.”

RELATED: Part 1: Abortion Landscape Shift in New Mexico Since 2010

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Join us for three upcoming events in Albuquerque…

Join us for three upcoming events in Albuquerque…

Defund Planned Parenthood Protest

Saturday, April 29th: 11am-12pm Defund Planned Parenthood Protest, Sponsored by Abortion Free New Mexico. Click here for more information.
Location: 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE. Albuquerque, NM 87108
Use street parking.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4th: 12pm-1pm National Day of Prayer, Sponsored by New Mexico Prays with special guests: Lt. Governor John Sanchez, Pastor Skip Heitzig, Archbishop John Wester, City Councilor Dan Lewis, Chief of Police Gorden Eden
Location: Civic Plaza, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Parking is available at Civic Plaza underground parking, Convention Center parking garage, and various paid parking lots in downtown. Please see attached parking map.

National Day of Prayer Week

Friday, May 5th: 11:30am, National Day of Prayer Week, Sponsored by CSA. Bud will be speaking Friday, May 5th at 11:30am on the topic of Making New Mexico Abortion Free during National Day of Prayer week at Glory Christian Fellowship in Albuquerque. For the full week of speakers, times and locations please visit the CSA website here.
Location: Glory Christian Fellowship, 2417 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque,  87112

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March 2017 Newsletter: Protest ABQ Triggers New Season With New Campaign…

March 2017 Newsletter: Protest ABQ Triggers New Season With New Campaign…

By Bud and Tara Shaver

The abortion cartel in New Mexico has been operating by it’s own standards for far too long, and now the state’s publicly funded university, UNM is involved in an unspeakable scandal of using aborted baby remains, for experimental research, from one of the most notorious late term abortion facilities in the nation. This requires immediate action and without peaceful and prayerful pressure there may never be any progress in this matter of life and death that weighs heavily on the state.

Protest ABQ sponsored a press conference and peaceful protest at the state capital building in Santa Fe this month for our official launch of “Investigate and Prosecute” the New Mexico Abortion Cartel campaign. This campaign is aimed at urging New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate complaints and referrals submitted to him regarding the out of control abortion cartel in the state. New Mexico politicians have forgotten that they work for us and have been entrusted with the task of enacting and enforcing laws that bring justice to the oppressed. Our leaders will continue to turn a blind eye unless we show them that this is unacceptable in New Mexico.

Highlights  (Pictures and Video): ‘Investigate & Prosecute’ Protest and Press Conference

(Santa Fe, NM- Protest and Press Conference “Investigate and Prosecute” Campaign Launch)

(Prayer and Protest outside NM Attorney General’s Santa Fe Office)

#DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood Albuquerque, NM

The national #DefundPP protest in Albuquerque, was a huge success. The event was sponsored locally by Protest ABQ. Close to 300 turned out to protest Planned Parenthood!

Full recap with pictures and video: #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood Albuquerque, NM 

(Albuquerque, NM- #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood)

(Albuquerque, NM- #DefundPP Protest Planned Parenthood)

“Investigate and Prosecute”

Several other protests were held throughout the month as we debuted new signs on the truth truck. We lit up the darkness in Albuquerque neighborhoods, overpasses and thousands saw the truth about what abortion does to children and who is perpetuating this injustice in NM.

Highlights from this past month: 

On the Streets With Protest ABQ

AG Campaign Triggers Catholic Democrats…

(Refitted Truth Truck)

Protest ABQ Is Impacting New Mexico Policy…

(Angelo Artuso, Tara Shaver, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato)

In addition to visiting New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’s office during our “Investigate and Prosecute” the New Mexico Abortion Cartel Campaign Launch, Protest ABQ’s Senior Attorney, Angelo Artuso, (Pictured- above- with Tara and Fr. Imbarrato) testified in Santa Fe during a House Education Committee hearing.

HB 267 is a bill that we’re keeping an eye on. If passed without further amendments it would make public university research records unattainable by the public. This bill is a dangerous overreach of the legislature and needed to be exposed, so we asked our pro-life friends to contact the republican sponsor of the bill…

Apparently the GOP in New Mexico doesn’t like being held accountable, our “tactics” (of simply urging the public to call the bill’s sponsor to amend the wording) was deemed to be an attack against this representative. Where is the transparency in government that is so needed? Where is the humility of leaders to admit their mistakes and work to correct them in public service to those who elected them? Both are surely needed here. Please pray for our leaders.

Excerpt from NM Political Report regarding HB 267 Committee Hearing

“Angelo Artuso warns that a move by lawmakers to shield some university research from the public eye could lead to harrowing consequences. At a Wednesday morning House committee hearing, Artuso invoked some of history’s darkest state-sanctioned university research projects. For decades, researchers at Tuskegee University studied the effects of syphilis by pretending to offer infected Black men free health care. And several colleges and universities from the early 1950s until 1973 were involved in Project MKUltra, a CIA program that used drugs like LSD unknowingly on human subjects to experiment with mind control.

Programs like those, involving government-funded atrocities at institutions of higher learning,  Artuso maintained, would remain hidden at New Mexico public higher education institutions under a bill sponsored by state Reps. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, and Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe. The bill, now stalled in the committee, seeks to make ‘proprietary information and research data’ held by public colleges and universities not public.​‘This bill erects a pretty strong wall of secrecy on any records deemed research by universities,’ Artuso told lawmakers at Wednesday’s hearing.”

Read the full coverage from New Mexico Political Report: Effort to make college research secret stalls over fears it goes too far

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 us for a “Missionary Meet and Greet” in your home by inviting friends to learn about our family and our work here in New Mexico.

“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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