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Part 1: Abortion Landscape Shift in New Mexico Since 2010

Part 1: Abortion Landscape Shift in New Mexico Since 2010

Abortion Free New Mexico introduces Part 1 of a 6 Part Series exposing the NM Abortion Cartel

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- In 2010 when we were invited to New Mexico as pro-life missionaries by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, the abortion landscape was a lot different than what it is today. The three of us in conjunction with Operation Rescue quickly coined the title “Late Term Abortion Capital” to describe Albuquerque and designated New Mexico as the “Abortion Capital of the Southwest.”  An article in the Albuquerque Journal quoted radical pro-abortion activists who, “[Ranked] New Mexico No. 1 in the nation for providing equal access to sexual and reproductive health services.” We, however, were determined to push back against the New Mexico abortion cartel that was eager to expand it’s killing business even deeper into New Mexico.

At that time Albuquerque was home to four surgical abortion killing centers. Santa Fe was home to two abortion facilities one of which performed surgical abortions and Southern New Mexico was home to Santa Teresa based abortionist Franz Theard.

Due to New Mexico’s lack of common sense abortion restrictions, notorious late term abortionist Curtis Boyd, who owns Southwestern Women’s Options, had effectively expanded his child killing empire into New Mexico and abortionist Franz Theard had expanded his abortion business across the border into New Mexico to evade Texas abortion laws. The University of New Mexico, which we have since identified as, “The Heart of the New Mexico Abortion Cartel” was aggressively expanding its radical abortion agenda and Whole Woman’s Health opened and set up shop in Las Cruces, NM in 2014.

In no time at all we began to put the pieces together and uncovered the corruption that has permeated the state and kept abortion unrestricted for so long. We outed abortionists and made sure everyone knew who is willing to kill pre-born children for a profit. We began to expose horrific abortion injuries at Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion center and at the University of New Mexico. As a result we saw the  New Mexico Medical board hold a disciplinary hearing against late term abortionist Shelley Sella for a botched 35 week abortion. The layers of the cartel began to peel away so that we could see things more clearly.

Since 2010 three abortion centers have closed!

Now only five abortion centers remain in the state and Albuquerque alone is home to the state’s three last remaining surgical abortion killing centers.

  1. Planned Parenthood (Albuquerque, NM)- Offering surgical abortions through 19 weeks gestation.
  2. UNM Center for Reproductive Health (Albuquerque, NM)- Offering surgical abortions through 24 weeks gestation.
  3. Southwestern Women’s Options (Albuquerque, NM)- Offering third trimester surgical abortions through all 9 months of pregnancy.
  4. Planned Parenthood (Santa Fe, NM)- Only offering RU-486 medical abortions.
  5. Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic (Santa Theresa, NM)- Only offering RU-486 medical abortions.

The New Mexico abortion cartel is facing immense pressure. Southwestern Women’s Options and The University of New Mexico are currently under investigation by the New Mexico Attorney General. They have, in the past year, been under scrutiny by the congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives. In addition, we have an active complaint with the New Mexico Nursing board regarding what we believe to be illegal abortions performed by a Planned Parenthood abortionist.

Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,

“Over the past seven years, new pro-life organizations have begun and there has been a dramatic reversal and public policy shift in New Mexico. Great strides have been made and now we see the New Mexico abortion cartel being stifled instead of continuing their expansion throughout New Mexico. The abortion industry is in full retreat!”

During the coming weeks Abortion Free New Mexico will be releasing in-depth reports on the New Mexico abortion cartel.

“Since the Shavers have been working to end abortion in New Mexico, they have made great strides in exposing rampant abortion abuses, helping to close abortion businesses, and saving lives. To achieve the goal of an abortion-free state, it takes the wisdom that comes from experience and gritty determination. The Shavers are certainly up to the task of building an Abortion Free New Mexico.” Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue

In addition to Operation Rescue, Abortion Free New Mexico is also working with Priests for Life to raise national awareness about late term abortion:


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(VIDEO) #NewMexicoTrue: Land Of Unrestricted Abortion

(VIDEO) #NewMexicoTrue: Land Of Unrestricted Abortion

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the country and is consistently ranked lowest in education, child well being while also having one of the highest crime rates in the nation. The state is currently facing a budget crisis and is struggling to keep the government running.

According to a recent article by the Associated Press,

“Cash reserves are dwindling, which will soon leave state finance officials unable to cut checks. The governor warned that will affect the state’s ability to make payroll and pay contracts.”

However, if you need a late term abortion, New Mexico is the go to place. New Mexico may not be able to pay its state workers, but New Mexico Medicaid will pay over $15,000 to local abortionists to kill a child in the womb.

New Mexico is the land of unrestricted abortion. There are no limitations on when abortions may be performed and late term abortionists at Southwestern Women’s Options have capitalized on the state’s lack of protection for human life.

In a recorded phone call to Southwestern Women’s Options on May 2, 2017, Abortion Free New Mexico confirmed that a late term abortion at 30 weeks of pregnancy was simple to obtain on the basis of a lost job and the prospect of another child adding more stress to the family unit. The life of the mother was not in danger and the baby was perfectly healthy.

Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:

“The myth that late term abortions only occur when a woman’s life is at risk or when the baby has been diagnosed with an anomaly could not be further from the truth. Our latest video dispels this myth with proof that in New Mexico late term abortions are easy to come by.

New Mexicans deserve to hear the truth about the evil that is occurring in our state and our leaders must work to change the fact that New Mexico is the late-term abortion capital of the country.”

Abortion Free New Mexico is working with Priests for Life to raise national awareness about late term abortion.

Father Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life noted that the majority of Americans do not support late-term abortion and do not want taxpayer money funding used to kill fully developed, well past viability children.

“Every abortion is an outrage, and we need to protect every baby. To educate our fellow citizens, let’s start with the most obvious and outrageous part of the story: taxpayer-funded third-trimester abortions of healthy babies carried by healthy mothers.”

Watch the video, inform yourself and others: #NewMexicoTrue: Land of Unrestricted Abortion

Abortion Free New Mexico is working with Priests for Life to raise national awareness about late term abortion and have released eight undercover recordings:

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

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May Newsletter: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit…

May Newsletter: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit…

Dear Friends,

When  Fr. Stephen Imbarrato invited us to come to New Mexico in 2010, our goal was to lay a foundation that would ultimately lead to New Mexico becoming abortion free. Fr. Imbarrato asked us to come and expose those who are perpetuating pre-born child killing in this state. Over the past 7 years, we have done just that! In addition, we have accomplished many other things that have laid a foundation for our latest initiative and our ultimate goal, Abortion Free New Mexico!

In 2014, four years into our ministry here, the Abortion Free manual was published. It is written by Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue. Our work is even mentioned in it. Here we are with Cheryl at a church in Albuquerque this month introducing other Christians to a concept that is attainable with the proper tools and a never give up mindset!

Zechariah 4:6 is the perfect declaration for what the Lord wants to accomplish here: An Abortion Free New Mexico.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

We have the tools and the Spirit of the living God that goes before us in this spiritual battle. Thank you for standing with us, for your prayers and for believing with us that evil does not have the final say here but the Lord does.

National Leaders Join us For Launch of Abortion Free New Mexico

On April 18th, we were blessed to have some of our closest friends and mentors join us to share about our pro-life journey and how God has blessed many of our efforts over the years.

We began our pro-life journey with a pro-life youth organization, Survivors. If it had not been for the training we received under the leadership of Jeff White and Cheryl Conrad we probably would not still be doing pro-life work. Being immersed into the fire from the beginning has instilled in us a passion and perseverance to continue on in the face of any opposition. We are forever thankful for Survivors and it was great having them share about our journey with them at our launch this month.

Cheryl Sullenger with Operation Rescue, was our keynote speaker and she shared with our audience the fruit of some of the projects we worked on while in Wichita. She also cast the vision for the model we will use to close down New Mexico’s abortion facilities through investigative research and more. We value her wisdom and all the work she does on a daily basis.

Our good friends and local Pastors The Lardizabal’s and Clarence Washington also shared as those who have stood with us from the time we moved here. They have seen us at highs and lows and always encouraged us to keep doing what God has called us to do.

Please pray that individuals, churches and others will catch this vision and become more involved in this effort.

BREAKING: NM AG “Aggressively” Investigating UNM & SWO

Excerpt from an article by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue

Albuquerque, NM – In a new, encouraging development, the office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has confirmed to a group of pro-life leaders that an investigation of a complaint filed by Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico against the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) is being “aggressively” pursued.

“We are aggressively working on gathering further information that will assist in our ongoing review of this matter,” stated James Hallinan, Communications Director for the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas, in a written statement requested by Operation Rescue.

Maestas informed the group of leaders that the Attorney General’s office has sent “inquiry letters” to UNM and SWO requiring a “large amount of information to be produced” as part of the inquiry into alleged criminal conduct…

Continue reading here: New Mexico AG “Aggressively” Seeking Documents from UNM and Late-term Abortion Business in Criminal Investigation

Exposed: 33 Week Late Term Abortion In New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM- In January of 2015 a 20 year old woman from Great Britain sought a destination willing to perform an abortion for her at 30 weeks of pregnancy… so that she could continue going to college. Did she have to go to Vietnam, China, or North Korea? No, she traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to have her baby killed.

Why didn’t she have her late-term abortion in Great Britain? Because the international community has rightfully rejected barbaric late term abortions. Only 7 nations including China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Netherlands and the United States of America still allow them.

Most Americans refuse to accept the assertion that late term abortions are performed here. Interestingly, late-term abortion is overwhelmingly rejected by 80% of American women! Even a majority of the “pro-choice” community is uneasy declaring their support for such a barbaric procedure.

Unfortunately, the majority opinion hasn’t translated into public policy…

Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to the nation’s largest late term abortion killing center, Southwestern Women’s Options and is considered the late term abortion capital of America, actually of the world. Late term abortions occur so regularly at Southwestern Women’s Options that late term abortionist Susan Robinson, who recently retired from SWO emphatically stated in an interview in 2014,

‘[Women] come from all over the United States and Canada and all over the world too; I mean you have patients who come to us from Europe, we have patients from Australia, we have patients from Afghanistan[.]”

But don’t just take our word for it that late term abortions actually occur here or even the word of a former late term abortionist…

Watch our latest undercover video for yourself: Exposed: 33 Week Late Term Abortion In New Mexico

RELATED: Nine Things You Should Know About Late-Term Abortions


#DefundPP Protest in Albuquerque, New Mexico sponsored by Abortion Free New Mexico and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest of Priests for Life.

Over 150 locations all across the country stood in solidarity for prayer and protest!

For more information visit:

Love and Blessings, Bud and Tara

Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of our ministry and our family. We love you all and keep you in our prayers.

Ways to be a blessing for life in the new year:

-Become a monthly financial partner securely online here.

-Give a one-time financial gift from your income tax return.

Host an Abortion Free New Mexico Strategy Seminar for your Church, Home Group or Organization.

“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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