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Meet Zack, He Was Saved From Abortion

Meet Zack, He Was Saved From Abortion

20141212_144813Dear Friends and Partners in the battle for LIFE,

The sweet boy above is Zack and his birth announcement is well overdue. Zack’s mom was intercepted by Bud in 2013 outside of the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion clinic.Zack’s mom was cut to the heart when she saw an abortion victim photo and even though she hitch hiked to her appointment after canceling 2 previous appointments, SHE CHOSE LIFE for her son who was born in May 2014.

There are countless Zack’s out there that are scheduled to die, however, with your help we can save them all by making New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”

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When our small family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico five years ago, virtually no one knew about late-term abortions taking place up to the day of birth here. In fact most people we talked to didn’t even know that these abortions were even legal!

Our tireless work, groundbreaking research, and implementation of proven strategies has launched Albuquerque, New Mexico into the national spotlight…As the “Late-Term Abortion Capital of the Nation!”

We have redefined the American “Mission Field” and our efforts as Pro-Life Missionaries have been featured in virtually EVERY major news source in the country: CNN, MSNBC, The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, TIME, Talking Points Memo, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, National Review, Breitbart, World Net Daily, WORLD Magazine, and COSMOPOLITAN…just to name a few!

Since moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2010 our work has consistently been featured among national Pro-Life efforts in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014:

Top Ten Victories of 2011:  National Pro-Life Victory #3 New Mexico Abortion Cartel Exposed: Together, the Shavers and Operation Rescue, uncovered and exposed a series of 911 calls that were evidence of life-threatening abortion complications at two Albuquerque abortion clinics. Complaints were filed with the Medical Board and the investigation into these unsafe clinics is progressing. In addition, the role of the University of New Mexico in the abortion industry has been fully documented, and efforts are underway to convince the UNM Regents to cease all participation in abortion and abortion training.

Year in Review: Top Ten Victories from 2012 Shelley Sella, faced a disciplinary hearing before the New Mexico Medical Board in November for gross negligence in a 35week abortion where Sella overused uterine contracting drugs on a woman with a history of a previous Caesarian Section, resulting in a ruptured uterus. The injury was discovered when former OR intern Tara Shaver obtained the 911 call records. OR and Mrs. Shaver filed complaints resulting in the Board action.

2013:  Bud and Tara Shaver Named Operation Rescue’s 2013 Pro-Life Persons of the Year.

2014:Group launches new anti-abortion campaign” (KOB Eyewitness News 4) Protest ABQ The Protest ABQ campaign culminated in the First EVER National Pro-Life Strike Jan. 22-23, 2015. The Protest ABQ campaign has been attributed by national pro-life groups for the dramatic political reversal in New Mexico, “Dramatic Reversal: Abortion Protests Lead to Promising Public Policy Shift in New Mexico” also, “Tectonic Political Shift in New Mexico Prompts Life-Saving Pro-Life Legislation.”

In fact, as I am writing this, the 20 week Late-Term Abortion Ban just passed the second NM House committee and will now proceed to the House floor for a vote! This is one of the ONLY pro-life bills to ever make it to the NM House floor for an up or down vote in New Mexico in over 60 years!

Read more about TWO Pro-Life Bills to reach the House here: Late Term Abortion Ban REACHES NM House Floor

As our ministry efforts have grown, so has our family. We are now considered a “mid-sized” family with three precious children. We are resolved more than ever to fight the Abortion Cartel that is so DEEPLY entrenched in New Mexico!

We need your HELP to continue our fight for LIFE.

Please send your best gift today and PRAYERFULLY consider becoming a monthly financial partner. We are committed to making New Mexico “Abortion Free!” Your gift of $5, $25, $50 or even $100 will help us accomplish our goal of no more children needlessly dying in our state.

WITHOUT YOU babies like Zack wouldn’t be here today! We thank God for you!

Please make your checks out to Bud or Tara Shaver and mail them to:
PO Box 50351
Albuquerque,  NM 87181

Click here to make an online one time or monthly donation to our ministry.

Read Tara Shaver’s latest report: Hispanics Targeted for Death by Abortion According to 2013 New Mexico Vital Statistics

Also in the news this month: Tectonic Political Shift in New Mexico Prompts Life-Saving Pro-Life Legislation

Thank you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement in 2015! We are so blessed and humbled by all of our partners in this ministry to save lives here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

family 2014
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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Late Term Abortion Ban REACHES NM House Floor

Late Term Abortion Ban REACHES NM House Floor

TWO Pro-Life Bills Reach House Floor

By Bud Shaver

The 20 week Late-Term Abortion Ban (HB 390) PASSED the second and final NM House Committee vote 7-6. It will now go to the House floor for an up or down vote! The bill’s wording was amended to make the determination of “viability” stronger.

Due to some criticism over the exceptions in the bill for rape, incest, and sexual abuse, Alan Sanchez spokesman for the three Bishops of New Mexico addressed this issue during his testimony at the House Judiciary committee hearing.”The bill would be a step toward outlawing abortion — a position the Catholic Church supports.” He stated that, according to “Evangelium Vitae 73″,  exceptions included in the bill do not violate Catholic teaching if the purpose of the legislation is to seek to save the lives of some babies. The late-term abortion ban was requested this legislative session on behalf of the three bishops of New Mexico.

 In Evangelium Vitae 73 Pope John Paul II states, “A particular problem of conscience can arise in cases where a legislative vote would be decisive for the passage of a more restrictive law, aimed at limiting the number of authorised abortions, in place of a more permissive law already passed or ready to be voted on.  Such cases are not infrequent.  It is a fact that while in some parts of the world there continue to be campaigns to introduce laws favouring abortion, often supported by powerful international organisations, in other nations––particularly those which have already experienced the bitter fruits of such permissive legislation––there are growing signs of a rethinking in this matter.  In a case like the one just mentioned, when it is not possible to overturn or completely abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and public morality.  This does not in fact represent an illicit co-operation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate and proper attempt to limit its evil aspects. [emphasis in original]”

You can read the bill in its entirety here: LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN HB 390.

The second pro-life bill to pass the House JUDICIARY COMMITTEE (7-5) was HB 391 (PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION ACT). This bill, “protects minors from sexual predators, protects parents’ rights and establishes an abortion doctor’s responsibility to notify parents before underage girls undergo an invasive abortion procedure.” The bill’s wording was amended from death to “physical health.”

You can read this bill in it’s entirety here: PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION ACT HB 391.

If both bill pass the New Mexico House floor they will then go through 2 Senate committee hearing meetings before reaching the NM Senate floor. If the NM Senate passes the bill it will then go to Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk for her signature.

This is a long process, please continue to pray for everyone involved in this process.

For more information about these bills or to address questions about these bills contact NM Alliance for Life.

“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4

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Your Voice is Needed in Support of this Important SENATE Bill!

Your Voice is Needed in Support of this Important SENATE Bill!

SB 437: Hospital Admitting Privileges Committee Hearing this Friday

Your voice is needed in support of this important bill!

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- On Friday, February 27th SB 437 will be heard in the Senate Public Affairs Committee in Santa Fe. This PRO-LIFE bill needs your support through email, phone calls and in Santa Fe on Friday. Two other bills (Late Term Ban and Parental Notification) will also be heard in committee on Friday so it is imperative that everyone that is able comes up to speak in support of one of these bills.

SB 437 will be heard in Room 326 in the Roundhouse. Please be there before 1:00pm since this is a small room and we need as many people in support of this bill inside as possible.

SB 437 will provide the minimum protection and continuity of care that women deserve here in New Mexico. When life threatening abortion injuries occur, every second counts.

Hospital admitting privileges will ensure that the abortion provider will be held accountable to get proper care for women the fastest.

SB 437 will also prevent abortion providers in New Mexico from ditching their patients on local Emergency Rooms where other physicians are left in the dark about the woman’s condition. This wastes precious time in diagnosing the problem and bringing in specialists to deal with it.

Please contact these committee members and ask them to support SB 437.


Sponsored by Craig Brandt

The Physician Admitting Privileges for Abortions bill requires that abortionists obtain hospital admitting privileges at a hospital no more than thirty miles from the abortion facility.


Title Name Party Role
Sen. 505-986-4482

Gerald Ortiz y Pino:

D Chair
Sen. 505-986-4260 Bill B. O’Neill: D Vice Chair
Sen. 505-986-4391

Jacob R. Candelaria: D Member
Sen. 505-986-4276 Ron Griggs: R Member
Sen. 505-986-4270 Daniel A. Ivey-Soto: D Member
Sen. 505-986-4274

Gay G. Kernan: R Member
Sen.505- 986-4856 Mimi Stewart:

D Member

“For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong.” Romans 13:4

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