Archives for September 2014

Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico

Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico

This is the second installment in a series of exposés highlighting the UNM’s involvement in the Abortion Cartel. (Read Part One)

By Tara Shaver, Project Defending Life

Albuquerque, NM- The University of New Mexico (UNM) is at the heart of the abortion industry in the Land of Enchantment.

During our four years of work in Albuquerque, the home of the Lobos, we discovered that the abortion culture is deeply entrenched at this publicly-funded institution and expanding – all at taxpayers’ expense.

Little can New Mexico afford to pour hundreds of thousands of hard-earned tax dollars in to UNM’s abortion business. It is one of the poorest states in the nation, ranking Number 1 for child hunger and Number 2 for adult hunger according to the Huffington Post. In 2013, New Mexico ranked last in the nation for child well-being, climbing only one spot to 49th in 2014.

Could it be that New Mexico’s flagship institution is contributing to these troubling statistics by wasting its resources on its enormous abortion program?

“Our tax dollars would be better spent actually helping to bring children out of poverty instead of being doled out to the University of New Mexico to kill them,” said Bud Shaver of Project Defending Life.

Deadly Expansion

In 2007, UNM launched its free-standing abortion clinic, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH), which conducts abortions up to 22 weeks gestation, or over half way through pregnancy.

In addition to this off-campus freestanding abortion clinic, there is also a clinic on campus performing abortions up to 11.5 weeks gestation. Known as the Family Practice Center, it offers specialized services in ObGyn through the Department of Family Practice at UNM.

Essentially UNM is running two abortions clinics.

On April 1, 2014, the UNMCRH opened a new 8,000 square-foot facility that was approved by the UNM Medical Group Finance Committee and Council of Chairs. UNMCRH is managed by the UNM Medical Group, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, and is staffed by UNM Hospital physicians.

While 6,000 feet of this new facility is dedicated to the UNMCRH for abortions, 2,000 feet is designated to a newly formed Young Women’s Center, which is a collaboration between the ObGyn and Pediatrics Departments. A call placed to the YWC staff revealed that the center is primarily a birth control clinic for minors.

“When minor children fail to use birth control or exercise poor judgment that minor children are known to do from time to time, they become ready customers for the UNM’s abortion business,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which partners with Project Defending Life. “It is troubling that the UNM would be exploiting children in this way.”

But the exploitation doesn’t stop there.

UNM also has a presence through School Based Health Centers in two Albuquerque high schools, three middle schools, and one elementary school. The Adolescent Division of UNM proudly boasts that their “physicians are comfortable seeing teenagers with any sort of problem, from acne to contraception.”

There can be no doubt that UNM has a specific agenda to promote the abortion culture to minors, which should be extremely troubling to the parents of these young people.

Abortion Training and the ACGME

UNM is currently one of 68 universities that participate in the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program in Abortion and Family Planning. The Ryan Program, founded in 1999, is a national initiative whose mission is to embed abortion training into residency programs throughout the United States and Canada.

In 1996, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated that ob-gyn residency education must include access to experience with induced abortion. This mandate has become an excuse for keeping UNM’s free standing abortion clinic open.

However, ACGME Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Requirement IV.A.2.d states:

No program or resident with a religious or moral objection shall be required to provide training in or to perform induced abortions. Otherwise, access to experience with induced abortion must be part of residency education. This education can be provided outside the institution. [Emphasis added]

It is clear that UNM is not required to run their own freestanding abortion clinic to train medical residents to perform abortions.

The ACGME further states that abortion training programs are required to provide residents with the ability to “opt out” of the programs and even acknowledges that there may be instances where every resident declines to participate in abortion training.

Because of this, Project Defending Life recently launched an ad campaign in the UNM Daily Lobo, the official campus newspaper, informing students of their right to decline to participate in abortion training and encouraging students to exercise their right to opt-out.


If abortion training at a UNM facility isn’t mandatory, why is UNM so determined to keep the UNMCRH running? Perhaps the motive is where the profit is.

UNMCRH has an average annual revenue of nearly $2 million. So far in 2014, the clinic has brought in $1.7 million, with $750,000 of that being paid out by New Mexico’s Medicaid program. That means 44% of UNMCRH’s income comes from state Medicaid coffers.

Furthermore, 2013 New Mexico Medicaid information obtained through a public records request shows that 17 of the 34 abortionists that received state Medicaid funding for abortions were UNM employees.

UNM is propagating an agenda of death using taxpayer money earmarked for healthcare that is in no way benefitting the health of the citizens of New Mexico.

UNM has demonstrated its commitment to promote and expand abortion in this poverty-ridden state through training of new abortionists and the exploitation of minors through their new Young Women’s Center and public school birth control clinics.

In case there is any further doubt of UNM’s deep commitment to the killing of innocent children in the womb, this year, it promoted abortionist Eve Espy of the UNMCRH to ObGyn Chair for the UNM School of Medicine. In validation of Espy’s radical abortion agenda, she was presented with the 2014 Margaret Sanger Award by New Mexico Planned Parenthood for “her leadership and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement in New Mexico.”

The centerpiece of her contributions, unmentioned by Planned Parenthood, was more dead New Mexico children.

“Abortion currently touches all aspects of The University of New Mexico, a publicly funded institution. Why should the people of New Mexico be taxed to support UNM and not know about UNM’s involvement in pre-born child killing? Why should the people of New Mexico be given no opportunity to decide how they want their most prestigious institution and only medical school to represent their standards and values? Now is the time to end Albuquerque’s reputation as the Abortion Capital of the Southwest and the Late Term Abortion Capital of the Nation starting with UNM. We urge them to abandon their radical abortion agenda,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato Founder of Project Defending Life.

Members of Project Defending Life have met with UNM Regents, including the Board of Regents President Jack Fortner, and the Health Sciences Center Dean, Paul Roth, to express concerns about the blatant disregard for human life at UNM. Unfortunately, those meetings were to no avail.

We invite the public to voice concerns about the UNM’s heavy involvement in abortion to Dr. Paul Roth.

Contact :

Paul B. Roth, MD, MS
Chancellor for Health Sciences
CEO, UNM Health System
Dean, School of Medicine
Phone: (505) 272-5849

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Call To Action: UNM Pushes Depraved Sex Agenda

Call To Action: UNM Pushes Depraved Sex Agenda

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- The University of New Mexico is hosting it’s first ever “Sex Week” starting today. The store manager at Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center in Albuquerque is collaborating with the on campus Women’s Resource Center to organize this weeks events.

This year’s theme is said to be preventing sexual assault but the events are being promoted to celebrate shame free sex with seminars titled “How to be a Gentleman AND Get Laid” and “Reid’s Negotiating Successful Threesomes.”

UNM has had a history of sexual assaults; the most recent accusation came from a student earlier this year. In July 2014 the ABQ Journal Newspaper reported that “According to UNM’s website, where its stats are posted, two sexual assaults were reported in 2008; six in 2009; two in both 2010 and 2011; and four in 2012. Numbers for 2013 will come out around September, according to Lt. Tim Stump, public information officer for UNM police”.

However, 1 in 5 students nationwide – usually female – are sexually assaulted during their college years. There is a disturbing trend on college campuses and cases of sexual assault. Over sexualizing students does not seem to be a positive preventative method. This week’s events will likely only drive students to be more sexually active and creates a climate on campus, which results in heightened sexual assault, sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies and inevitably abortion.

While these events are getting a varied response from students on campus, the general public should be asking UNM, “Why we the tax payer should be forced to fund such activities at a public institution?”

Please contact the UNM President and Dean of Students and respectfully tell them that UNM should not be sexualizing students on the taxpayer’s dime and allowing a climate to be created with which sexual assaults can arise.

President Robert G. Frank
Phone: 505-277-2626

Dean of Students, Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre
Phone: 505-277-3361

Also be sure to check out this great article published in the UNM Daily Lobo, “University is no place to discuss sexual behavior” by Sade Patterson, Vice President of Students for Life

More dysfunction at UNM: Lobos of Death: A Look at the Radical Abortion Agenda at the University of New Mexico


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Sept. 2014 Newsletter: “Never Grow Weary in Doing What’s Right”

Sept. 2014 Newsletter: “Never Grow Weary in Doing What’s Right”

In 2009-2010 while working as interns with Operation Rescue, Bud and I worked on various projects. One of those was to compile an accurate updated list of free standing abortion clinics in the US, you can access this data at This project revealed that over 70% of abortion clinics have closed since 1991.  While compiling this data, Tara called a Planned Parenthood in Iowa and discovered “telemed abortions.”

Telemed abortion is a process where dangerous abortion pills are dispensed via teleconferencing hook-up. An abortionist sits in front of a webcam and pushes a button to electronically open a drawer in the faraway clinic containing the drugs. A licensed physician never physically examines the woman at anytime.

Operation Rescue did their part in alerting authorities in Iowa and things started happening to change the law there. Shortly after this discovery we went to Iowa and during an interview that I did with Iowa Public Radio Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) revealed that expanding medical abortions into every Planned Parenthood clinic in the country through the use of the “telemed abortion” scheme was part of PPFA’s Strategic Plan for 2015.  This according to Operation Rescue would have represented the, “largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade.” We had no idea where this research would lead but as a result 13 other states have subsequently restricted telemed abortions.

Read about the latest victories in our September Newsletter by clicking HERE…and be encouraged with us as we reflect upon Galatians 6:9- Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Listen to the interview Tara did with Iowa Public Radio and listen to Planned Parenthood reveal their PPFA’s Strategic Plan for 2015 here: Planned Parenthood Reveals 5-Year Plan To Expand Abortion Through Use Of Telemed Scheme (Click on the media player halfway through the article to listen to the interview)

Read more about Telemed Abortions here: Special Report: ‘Telemed Abortions’ Endanger Women and Drive Up Insurance Costs

VICTORY: Judge Upholds Iowa Webcam Abortion Ban Regulations


Thank you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement! We are so blessed and humbled by all of our partners in this ministry to save lives here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Keep our efforts in your prayers as we continue to move forward to end abortion in New Mexico…to God alone be the glory!

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Because of Christ we stand,
Bud and Tara Shaver
Pro-Life Missionaries

“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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P.O. Box 50351 Albuquerque, NM 87181

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