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(FBI involved! Chapel and foyer burned.)

Arson suspected at Project Defending Life and Holy Innocents Chapel in ABQ…prayers please

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Last night, Project Defending Life also known as Women’s Pregnancy Options was fire bombed. Thankfully no-one was hurt in this cowardly attack that took place in the middle of the night.


“It is the pregnant women of New Mexico who will suffer the most from this senseless act of violence. Mothers in the midst of crisis pregnancies who are in need of tangible help and support will not have what they need until this center is up and running again. This is truly a despicable terrorist act that must be fully investigated. Those responsible for this hate crime must also be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” stated Bud Shaver.

Project Defending Life is one of the nation’s truly unique ministry centers founded by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest. Fr. Imbarrato conducts mass on site and eucharistic processions regularly to Planned Parenthood which is located across the street. Project Defending Life has one of the nations only 24 hour adoration chapels located a mere 50 feet from an abortion killing center where the Eucharistic Presence of Christ is hosted for prayers.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato issued the following statement, “Project Defending Life and the Holy Innocents Chapel has always been about mercy and healing; about shining a light in the darkness. Those who love life will continue to be a light in this world. We must continue to pray and fast that darkness such as this does not prevail. Life always overcomes death because Jesus came into the world to bring light into the darkness and to conquer death through eternal life.”

Please visit and prayerfully consider giving a financial donation to help rebuild this vital ministry.
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National Anti-Abortion Coalition Joins Protest ABQ Demanding Accountability In New Mexico

National Anti-Abortion Coalition Joins Protest ABQ Demanding Accountability In New Mexico

Strategic Protests and other Public Awareness Efforts Directed at NM Attorney General, Hector Balderas Announced…
By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- One of the nations leading pro-life organizations, Operation Rescue has made an appeal to House Speaker, Paul Ryan urging him to extend the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives into the next Congressional session. This extension would allow the panel more time to complete their investigation into the illegal trafficking and selling of aborted baby remains by Planned Parenthood and others who have not fully cooperated with their investigation.

On June 23, 2016 the Select Panel on Infant Lives issued a criminal referral to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on the basis that the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options have allegedly violated state and federal law regarding the transfer of fetal remains between these two entities in addition to other compelling findings throughout the course of their investigation.

This criminal referral was issued almost one year after Protest ABQ filed an initial formal complaint with Attorney General Balderas’ office with reference to possible violations of state laws and concerns about the late-term abortion clinics consent forms that indicated the use of fetal tissue obtained during abortions that would later be used in medical research.

Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office has stonewalled Protest ABQ’s requests to receive updates regarding this complaint. Now that Balderas’ office has been notified by two separate entities sharing the same concerns, the lack of action on their part is egregious. It is no secret that the University of New Mexico is directly in bed with the largest late term abortion facility in the nation and is procuring aborted baby remains  from this facility in order to conduct experimental research on pre-born children. 

Unfortunately, Balderas is showing the country what is fundamentally wrong with politics in New Mexico. Could it be that Balderas is using his current position as a stepping stone for higher political aspirations or is he just another pro-abortion Catholic that stands for an extremist ideology that exploits the most vulnerable people among us?

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest of Priests for Life issued the following statement,

“Attorney General Balderas is just one in the group of New Mexico Catholic Democrat elected officials who supports pre-born child killing throughout all nine months of pregnancy with no restrictions. We just removed one of their leaders, Michael Sanchez, from office. It is now time to focus on Balderas especially as he is most likely planning to run for Governor or another higher office.

So we contend as we always have with Catholic pro-abortion Democrats and silent “pro-life in name only” (PLINO) Republicans. Where is the Republican outrage over Balderas ignoring the crimes against babies that are happening here in New Mexico? Leaders Don Tripp, Alonzo Baldonado, and other Republicans express no outrage over Balderas. These two groups of politicians are what makes New Mexico a deadly place for pre-born children.

We will continue to expose this failure of leadership and protest their complicity in pre-born child killing until babies are finally protected in our state.”

For this reason Protest ABQ in conjunction with Operation RescuePriests for Life and other pro-life groups are launching a campaign to urge Balderas to prosecute UNM and Southwestern Women’s Options, and to thoroughly investigate every act of alleged criminal conduct perpertrated by these entities.  

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 is involved in an unspeakable scandal of using aborted baby remains 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 will lead strategic protests coupled with other public awareness efforts to ensure that Attorney General Balderas upholds and enforces the laws of New Mexico, for it is his duty to do so.

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Hopeful Victory For Pre-Born Children In Our Country and New Mexico

Hopeful Victory For Pre-Born Children In Our Country and New Mexico

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Yesterday’s election proved to be a hopeful victory for pre-born children in our nation and in New Mexico with Donald Trump winning the presidential race in our country. Donald Trump has surrounded himself, thus far, with solidly pro-life advisors and has vowed to appoint Supreme Court Justices that will protect the Constitution and overturn Roe v. Wade. Republicans also maintained control of the House and Senate which is important moving forward to ensure that solid uncompromised pro-life  legislation is passed. The Senate will be a key focal point as now there is the opportunity to appoint a solid  Supreme Court Justice to fill the deep constitutional void left by Antonin Scalia.

We applaud Donald J. Trump for stepping into the arena and taking on the evil and corruption that has dominated American politics for some time now.

Moving forward we must come together as a unified voice in our cities across this nation to make sure that Trump follows through with his campaign promises. We must not allow him to be like so many other leaders who say one thing to get elected and then fail to act to save the lives of pre-born children. We must all work harder to do what we can to stop the killing today by how we live our lives and obey God’s call to be salt and light in this world.


Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest has the vision and a strategy to END Pre-born child killing in our country and he had the great honor and opportunity to preach a powerful homily explaining how on Election Day to a global audience on EWTN!

Listen to Fr. Stephen Imbarrato’s crescendo of 10 Homilies at EWTN leading up to…and including Election Day 2016, “How we can end pre-born child killing by the end of the next President’s 1st term!”


Visit for more information and Join the national movement!

Victory in Valencia County: Sen. Michael Sanchez Has Fallen

We congratulate those in New Mexico Senate Dist 29 who successfully opposed pro-abortion Catholic Senator (D) Michael Sanchez who has dominated the New Mexico senate and ensured that pro-life bills never see the light of day. He lost his re-election bid against Greg Baca by a 10% percent margin.

In the weeks leading up to the election hundreds of residents of Valencia County, where Sanchez lives, through prayer and peaceful protest exposed Sanchez and informed their neighbors and it was enough to keep him out. This victory is a testimony to the power we as citizens have when we unify and expose evil outside of the four walls of our churches. The example of those in this district even persuaded a local priest to join those in his congregation on the streets in protest of such a corrupt and immoral politician.


Protest ABQ set the stage for this monumental defeat this summer as we sent postcards to his constituents letting them know that he is putting politics before his faith. We also co-lead two key protests in this district leading up to election day. It is very encouraging to see others take our lead and be successful protesting evil and corruption that has such a strangle hold in New Mexico.


Protest ABQ was also on the frontlines for 10 hours on election day getting out the vote for Diego Espinoza, a solid pro-life candidate that was running against pro-abortion Catholic John Sapien.

Unfortunately, Espinoza did not win his race, losing by only 148 votes. 

He issued the following statement on his Facebook page:
“I want to thank you. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for your prayers. It’s not the outcome we all fought so hard for, but we sure gave them one heck of a race. I hope our leaders will always remember they are there to work for us and make this state better.”

Our hope is that we learn from this election and how important it is for our communities to come together as one voice in support of life, family and faith. All is not lost and we look forward to working even harder as we end this year strong for life here in New Mexico. 

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