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Southwestern Women’s Options and UNM Refuse to Comply With U.S. House Investigation

Southwestern Women’s Options and UNM Refuse to Comply With U.S. House Investigation

(Photo credit: Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that because the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options provided no documents and failed to cooperate in a U.S. House inquiry into the harvesting of aborted baby body parts, these entities will be served subpoena’s early next week.

“The mission of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives (as it is informally known) is to gather information and get the facts about medical practices of abortion service providers and the business practices of the procurement organizations who sell baby body parts,” according to their website. The staff on this panel have sent more than 30 letters requesting documents related to the investigation.

Protest ABQ submitted documentation, compiled over 5 years of research, to the panel today in line with their scope of authority to review, such as “medical procedures and business practices used by entities involved in fetal tissue procurement and practices of providers of second and third trimester abortions.” ​

Protest ABQ and other pro-life groups were told that there were no responsive documents to an Inspection of Public Records Request in 2015, regarding UNM’s use of fetal tissue. Months after this request the Albuquerque Journal reported that Southwestern Women’s Options was, in fact, the sole provider of fetal tissue to the University of New Mexico.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato with Priests for Life and Director of Life Ministries U.S., issued the following statement: “UNM is the heart of the abortion industry in NM and hopefully this will be the beginning of the end of their abortion cartel! I am convinced that Dr. Paul Roth is behind the entire cartel and also this coverup. UNM has tried to hide their dealings from NMAFL, Protest ABQ and now the Federal Government.

It is time for the Attorney General, Hector Balderas, to stop campaigning for Hillary Clinton and do a statewide investigation of the New Mexico abortion cartel. It is also time for Gov. Susana Martinez to put pressure on the UNM Board of Regents as well as use her agencies and executive powers to provide oversight to the New Mexico abortion cartel in the Late Term Abortion Capital of the Country.”

Protest ABQ filed a formal complaint in July 2015 with New Mexico AG Hector Balderas, asking for an investigation of Southwestern Women’s Options based on their consent form that states “pregnancy tissue may be used in medical research.”

“It is clear that both UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options believe that they are accountable to no one. This investigation by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives couldn’t be more timely as New Mexicans are consistently left with more questions than answers.

It is long overdue that UNM, a publicly funded institution and Southwestern Women’s Options, the notorious late term abortion facility, are forced to provide transparency about their involvement in using aborted baby body parts.

New Mexicans deserve to know just how deeply entrenched these two are in this further degradation of human life,” stated Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ.

For years it has been evident that fetal tissue was being harvested in New Mexico. Protest ABQ continues to urge Governor Martinez and AG Hector Balderas to investigate at the local level.

Please be in prayer for this panel investigation, that it will shed light on the use of aborted baby body parts in Albuquerque.


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Jan. 2016 Newsletter: Albuquerque’s anti-abortion crusaders

Jan. 2016 Newsletter: Albuquerque’s anti-abortion crusaders

(ABQ JOURNAL- Picture Caption) “Tara and Bud Shaver, who home-school their children, make time for a weekday outing to a local park with their kids. Bud is the executive director of the anti-abortion group Protest ABQ, and Tara is the organization’s senior policy adviser.” (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

By Bud and Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- January is usually a busy month for the pro-life movement as it is Sanctity of Life month and a reminder that another year of legalized child killing has come and gone.

There is always more that can be done, so this month we did something new to launch the umbrella ministry, Life Ministries U.S. lead by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato. Life Ministries U.S. not only allows us to accept tax deductible gifts, but it also broadens the work that is being done here in New Mexico to the national arena.

On January 26th our team reserved the New Mexico Capital building rotunda, a large round open space right in the middle of the place in our state where pro-life laws are supposed to be introduced and enacted.

In the rotunda our message was heard loud and clear, that the pro-life community wants un-compromised laws passed to protect children in their mothers wombs.

Watch FULL (45min.) FEATURE:

We presented a 45 min. video compilation of 5 years of investigative research titled “Inside New Mexico’s Reproductive Health Clinics” that exposes the true nature of New Mexico’s abortion facilities. A reality that includes abortion inflicted injuries upon women, cover up of statutory rape and medical students performing abortions through the University of New Mexico’s training program.

We used the pro-abortion lobby’s wording but our research proves that “reproductive health care” is not what women get when they go to abortion facilities.

For more documented abuses and investigations of New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics visit:

“Albuquerque’s Anti-Abortion Crusaders”

On January 31, the ABQ Journal newspaper published a personality profile article about us and our work in New Mexico.

We are always amazed by how God provides these divine opportunities to speak the truth and He puts our message of love and life out there for the general public to hear.

We love that the only thing our opponents can say about us is that we’re “extreme and unmovable’ in our position to love God first and love our neighbors as ourselves second. This is the pillar of our ministry that the world just doesn’t understand, we do this work to save the lives of precious pre-born children created in God’s image out of love for God. These babies are our neighbors just the same as the moms and dads who contemplate killing them.

We felt the article was balanced and we give God all of the glory for how he uses to it change hearts and minds in our city.

Here is a small excerpt:

“Parents to three children ages 5 and younger, Bud Shaver, 37, and Tara Shaver, 31, are soft-spoken but articulate and passionate about this issue…“We’re just Christian people who want to see babies’ lives saved and moms protected,” Tara said.

“We ultimately want to bring our culture and community in New Mexico to a point, not where we enforce our will on New Mexico,” Bud said, “but where New Mexico understands and embraces a culture of life.” Read the full story: Albuquerque’s anti-abortion crusaders

Thank you for your prayers and for standing with us for life in New Mexico.

You make it possible for us to make sure that New Mexicans learn the truth about abortion!

We rely on regular monthly donations to be able to do this work as full time missionaries.

Click HERE if you would like to make secure online donation

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In Christ,

The Shaver Family


Personality Profile Piece by the ABQ Journal Featuring Bud and Tara Shaver’s Efforts In New Mexico

Video: Part 1 of 3- “Inside NM Reproductive Health Clinics”

Video Part 2: Inside NM Reproductive Health Clinics

JUST RELEASED: Final Video (Part 3)- Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

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Lessons From Birmingham: Unity, Prayer and Protest NOT Violence Demolishes Strongholds

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Nov. 7, 2013…Antiabortion Activists Take Over a Major City

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JUST RELEASED: Final Video (Part 3)- Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

JUST RELEASED: Final Video (Part 3)- Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

 By Tara Shaver

​Albuquerque, NM- To wrap up this 3 part series, the University of New Mexico’s Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH) free standing abortion clinic is in the spotlight. UNM is the heart of New Mexico’s abortion industry, one reason being that it participates in the Ryan Residency training program. This program has a concentrated effort to train medical students to perform abortions in hopes to raise up the next generation of abortionists.

You will hear firsthand from a resident in training at UNMCRH how a second trimester abortion is done, but when asked how much it costs or where the abortion facility is, she has no clue. Is this really what UNM wants to be known for, medical students performing abortions and risking women’s lives?

Also, in this final segment Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is caught assuring a 14 year old that her sexual relationship with an adult will be concealed because the state has no mandatory reporting laws. Apparently this kind of cover-up is commonplace in New Mexico, and still the legislature has failed to enact a parental notification bill.

In 2014, Whole Woman’s Health moved into Las Cruces, New Mexico to evade pro-life legislation in Texas. Even though New Mexico has no statewide restrictions on abortion, city laws require businesses to at least be licensed. Whole Woman’s Health is apparently above the law and in this video is caught operating without such a license. If this is a basic requirement that they refuse to meet, what else are they doing to cut corners?

From Albuquerque to Las Cruces, “Reproductive Health Clinics” are doing more harm to women despite their claim to provide quality health care. In fact, the notorious late term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, Southwestern Women’s Options admits that all they can provide women with is an abortion. (Part 1)

Southwestern Women’s Options and UNM have a history of sending injured women to local emergency rooms and UNM uses women as guinea pigs for their student residents to practice on. When will New Mexico lawmakers admit that enough is enough and pass pro-life laws to protect both mother and child?

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, with Protest Child Killing and Founder of Life Ministries NM, issued the following statement, “For five years, we have been calling on Governor Susana Martinez to use her investigative, executive, and administrative authority to investigate Southwestern Women’s Options, Planned Parenthood, and the University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health abortion clinic. She has not done anything nor has she even uttered a word about the deplorable situation that is the late term abortion capital of the country. 
She has tied her own hands by continuing to claim that all she can do is sign bills that come to her desk, therefore, during this 2016 legislative session we presented this research to legislators with the hope that they will make sure that uncompromised legislation reaches Governor Martinez’s desk and that she will sign it into law.”

3 Part Series- Inside New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics

Watch Part 1
Watch Part 2
Watch Part 3
45 Minute Video on NM Abortion Industry Highlighted in LifeSiteNews Article! A must read! Check out the video!

Read the article here- Pro-life activists to New Mexico governor: Time to investigate Planned Parenthood
Life Ministries U.S. in collaboration with worked to release the full 45 minute video.

Life Ministries NM would like to thank: Operation RescueLive Action and Pro-Life Witness.

For more documented abuses and investigations of New Mexico Reproductive Health Clinics visit our Reports


Video: Part 1 of 3- “Inside NM Reproductive Health Clinics”

Video Part 2: Inside NM Reproductive Health Clinics

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