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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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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Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- The New Mexico Vital Statistics has released its annual Selected Health Statistics Report that includes data on abortions performed in the state. This data shows that abortions in New Mexico increased 8% from 3,134 in 2012 to 3,408 abortions in 2013.

The report shows that minority Hispanic women are disproportionately targeted by the abortion cartel, accounting for 53% of all abortions in the state while Hispanics account for only 42.1% of the population.

In addition, abortions rose amongst Hispanic women by 9% from 1,643 in 2012 to 1,798 in 2013. This represented a larger percentage than the overall statewide trend.

According to Life Dynamics’s report, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” New Mexico has the highest concentration of Hispanics of all 50 states.

Pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood, Young Women United and even the University of New Mexico have exploited this demographic in the worst possible way by targeting them for elimination by abortion.

As documented in previous reports, the University of New Mexico has a sordid reputation of targeting Hispanics for elimination by abortion thanks to UNM’s Eve Espey, Professor and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN, and Medical Director at UNM’s off-site abortion facility, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health.

Espey has also worked on the faculty of the Health Sciences Global Health Program (GHP), which collaborates with the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) on education, service and research. Espey’s focus with the GHP was family planning and abortion in Mexico and Central America.

Espey performs abortions up to 22 weeks and is Medical Director at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility. Eve Espey is not modest when it comes to promoting a radical pro-abortion agenda at UNM, she is the main catalyst for this agenda according to her medical students.

As an avid promoter of abortion expansion in New Mexico and worldwide, Eve Espey received the 2014 Margaret Sanger award at the New Mexico Planned Parenthood’s 50 year celebration. Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, whose beginnings were deeply rooted in a racist, eugenics agenda, as evidenced by her own writings.

Sanger once stated, “Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.” (The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda. Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.)

“Hispanic women are being lulled to their cultural extinction by following the ‘Abortion Pied Piper’ in New Mexico to the demise of their progeny. Unfortunately, pro-abortion groups in the state are doing a better job of marketing death to these women than they are in actually helping women through their pregnancies,” stated Bud Shaver.

It is up to those of us who support life-affirming alternatives to abortion to see that this deadly trend is reversed.

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