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Moving Forward in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Moving Forward in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Yesterday’s (Nov. 19th) election results are in and unfortunately the citizens of ABQ
failed to rise to the occasion to lend their voices for the pre-born. While
we lost this election we have won over many hearts and built amazing
bridges within the community. We must resolve to proclaim even louder the
truth about abortion, reach even further into our community and keep coming
back until we win and establish justice for the babies.

Thank you to everyone who poured your heart, soul and prayers into the petition and
campaign process, your passion and zeal encourages and motivates us to keep
moving forward. Let’s all come together as a stronger force for life in our
city, babies are dying today and they need us to be their voice on a daily
basis. All abortions end when the hearts of the people are changed and
there is much to still be done. Stay involved/get involved and let’s start
building a bigger army of God’s people together for LIFE.

Because of Christ we stand,

Bud and Tara Shaver

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Video: ABQ Woman Shares from Experience Why Fetal Anomalies Are No Justification for Late-term Abortion

Video: ABQ Woman Shares from Experience Why Fetal Anomalies Are No Justification for Late-term Abortion

November 17, 2013

Albuquerque, NM – On the weekend before a municipal election that will determine if Albuquerque, New Mexico, will become the first city in the nation ban abortions after 20 weeks, a woman has come forward in a new video to tell why, when faced with a prenatal diagnosis of a child with severe fetal anomalies, she heroically rejected pressure to abort her son, Chance.

Calling the bid to end late-term abortion a “humanitarian issue,” Chantel Stuckman told of the heart-wrenching moment when she and her husband were told that her 24 week pre-born son had deformities so severe that he was not expected to live. While her doctors did not demand that she abort, they pressured her to rapidly make a life or death decision.

Having had an abortion as a teen that she deeply regrets, Chantel knew that this baby must be given a chance at life, however slim.

“Chance was diagnosed with hydrocephaly and other conditions that often lead to abortions out of a misguided concern that the don’t want their child to suffer,” said Tara Shaver, Chairperson of ABQ Voters For Late Term Abortion Ban. “Aborting babies who are sick or disabled isn’t something a compassionate society should do. We should let life take its course, and when we do, sometimes unexpected blessings come from what seems at first like tragedy.”

Chantel agrees, noting that doctors told her that her son would not survive, but he did. They said he would never walk, talk, or read, but he can do all three.

“I think that all children struggle,” said Chantell. “And I don’t think that killing them is ever our first option. I don’t think we look at a child who’s going through drug abuse and say, ‘You know, they’re really struggling. Maybe it would be better if I killed him.’ I don’t think we look at a child who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and say, ‘Well, maybe we should just kill him because their suffering is going to be too much. So I don’t see the fact that a child may or may not suffer as a reason to end their life.”

Today, Chance is a happy 14-year old teen who is a joy to all who know him.

Chantel supports the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance because she understands more than most the heartbreak of a poor fetal diagnosis – and that abortion is not the answer. In a new video, produced by Shaver and Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue, Chantel urges Albuquerque voters to support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance for the sake of children like Chance.


Watch the video: “Chance: Life Matters” on

To get involved, visit

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Early Voting Sets Records in ABQ Late-term Abortion Ban Contest; Planned Parenthood Pumps Big Money into Opposition

Early Voting Sets Records in ABQ Late-term Abortion Ban Contest; Planned Parenthood Pumps Big Money into Opposition

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM – As of yesterday, over 25,000 Albuquerque citizens had cast early ballots in a city-wide initiative that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and is on pace to set a new early-voting record. This trend is generally a positive sign for Conservatives, who have a history of early voting.

Early voting ends Friday, with thousands more voters expected to cast ballots by the end of the week. Election Day is November 19 with a high voter turnout expected because of strong feelings evoked by the issue of abortion, especially halfway through pregnancy or later.

Meanwhile, campaign finance records show that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into an effort to defeat the measure and keep abortions legal throughout all 9 months of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood alone has contributed $300,000 to the opposition, Respect ABQ Women – considerably more than the total amount raised by those supporting the ordinance. [Read the campaign finance report for the pro-abortion Respect ABQ Women]

“What we will see when Election Day finally rolls around on November 19 is whether the abortion cartel’s big money will over rule the will of the people,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue, who plans to visit Albuquerque later this week to help with the campaign in favor of the historic Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance. “We know from recent polls that 54% of the people of Albuquerque want to end abortions after 20 weeks when the babies are known to feel pain.”

The ACLU has also contributed over $200,000. Texas abortionist Curtis Boyd, who owns South West Women’s Options, the late-term abortion clinic that will be most affected by the proposed new law, has contributed nearly $2,000 personally and from his abortion business.

The campaign has attracted national interest because Albuquerque is one of the few locations where abortions through all nine months of pregnancy are done for any reason. Even Pres. Barack Obama’s leftist political activism organization, Organizing for Action, is heavily involved against the late-term abortion ban.

Voters casting early ballots have expressed confusion of the length of the wording on the ballot.

“We understand that some well-meaning people may have voted against the measure, thinking they were voting against abortion. However, in this case, a ‘For’ vote is in support of the late-term abortion ban,” said Sullenger.

ABQ Voters for Late Term Abortion Ban is conducting an intensive Get Out the Vote campaign focusing on churches where support for the measure is greatest. To learn more or to get involved visit

Campaign records are available at Summary Audit Report by Candidate or Measure Committee

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