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NM Election Rundown 2018: We Can’t Lose Any More Ground This November

NM Election Rundown 2018: We Can’t Lose Any More Ground This November

Albuquerque, NM- As we work to make New Mexico an abortion free state where every pre-born child is valued and protected, we are acutely aware of the implications of the upcoming November election. New Mexico continues in a dismal direction as we rank lowest in the areas that are most important. New Mexico is second to last in child well being, the worst state in the nation to raise a family and was found to be the worst run state in the nation.

It’s important that we don’t lose any more ground, the progressive liberals in New Mexico want nothing more than total control of our state and that will dig us into an even deeper hole.

Abortion Free New Mexico worked hard to get Michelle Garcia Holmes on the ballot for Lt. Governor and she is joined at the top by Steve Pearce who is running for Governor. They are running unopposed on the republican ticket to lead this state with the conviction of their principles.

As a family, over the weekend, we attended the opening of the Republican statewide candidate headquarters. We were so blessed to meet many of the candidates running for office who want to stop playing politics and turn things around for New Mexico. A campaign flier for Michael Hendricks, who is running to replace current Attorney General Hector Balderas, says it best,

“New Mexico needs a bold independent minded leader who will not be beholden to anyone besides the people of our great state.”

Our sense is that the tide is shifting in New Mexico and if we unite together to help get like minded people of conviction elected that our state will move in a positive direction. New Mexico will no longer be known as a place of corruption, late term abortion and violence.

Your voice and your vote matter. New Mexico needs positive change with leaders who fear the Lord and will work to restore justice for the babies. Stay tuned for ways you can get involved to elect leaders who share our faith and values here in New Mexico.

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  • New Mexico Primary Election  Jun 5, 2018 
  • Early Voting: May 8, 2018 – Jun 2, 2018
  • New Mexico General Election  Nov 6, 2018 
  • Early Voting: Oct 9, 2018 – Nov 3, 2018

Here is a list of the candidates who are running for office in 2018:

  • Steve Pearce – R
  • Jeff Apodaca – D
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham – D
  • Peter DeBenedittis – D
  • Joe Cervantes – D

Lt. Governor

  • Michelle Garcia Holmes – R
  • Rick Miera – D
  • Jeff Carr – D
  • Billy Garrett – D
  • Javier Gonzales – D
  • Howie Morales – D

Attorney General

  • Michael Hendricks – R
  • Blair Dunn – L
  • Hector Balderas – D


  • Mick Rich – R
  • Martin Heinrich – D
  • Aubrey Dunn – L

Congressional District 1

  • Janice Arnold-Jones – R
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez – D
  • Damon Martinez – D
  • Debra Haaland – D
  • Damian Lara – D
  • Pat Davis – D
  • Paul Moya – D
  • Lloyd Princeton – L

Congressional District 2

  • Monty Newman – R
  • Yvette Herrell – R
  • Gavin Clarkson – R
  • Clayburn Griffin – R
  • John Valpato, Jr. – R
  • Madeline Hilderbrandt – D
  • Xochitl Torres-Small – D
  • Angel Pena – D

Congressional District 3

  • Jerald McFall – R
  • Ben Ray Lujan – D
  • Christopher Manning – L

Secretary of State

  • Sandra Jeff – L
  • Johanna Cox – R
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver – D


  • Wayne Johnson – R
  • Bill McCamley – D
  • Brian Colon – D


  • Arthur Castillo – R
  • Tim Eichenberg – D

Land Commissioner

  • Pat Lyons – R
  • Stephanie Garcia Richard – D
  • Garrett Veneklasen – D
  • George Munoz – D
  • Michael Lucero – L

Judges to Support

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45 Years Later, Corruption In New Mexico, We Are Here To End It

45 Years Later, Corruption In New Mexico, We Are Here To End It

This January marked 45 years of legalized pre-born child killing in America. It is devastating to think of the multitudes of God’s masterpieces that have been deprived of life outside the womb. As a nation we must confess and repent of the sin of abortion that permeates our culture. These innocent babies desperately need us as a people to stand up for them, to act on their behalf and do everything in our power to protect them. As pro-life missionaries we are committed to doing this and to closing the remaining 5 abortion centers in our state. New Mexico will one day be an Abortion Free state. The Lord sustains us and your prayers, encouragement and support make our life saving efforts possible.

Sanctity of Life Month January 2018

This month, known as Sanctity of Life month, we were SO blessed to visit 5 different local pro-life churches. This was an answer to prayer as we set our minds to be more intentional in reaching out to churches to inspire, encourage and equip fellow believers to stand up for the babies. Please pray for all of the wonderful new people we met this month who are eager to be informed and find ways to plug in. It was so nice to meet all of you!

During this month we also joined fellow pro-lifers in Santa Fe for the annual SOLAUD march, we didn’t simply march though… we collected petition signatures for Michelle Garcia Holmes who needed help to get on the republican ballot to run for Lt. Governor of New Mexico. Please keep her in prayer as she heads into campaign season.

In Albuquerque, our friends organized some amazing efforts to light up the darkness. We joined them for a 2.5 mile 1st Annual March For Life in Albuquerque, around the University of New Mexico, the heart of the NM Abortion Cartel. We joined the pro-life Messianic community for prayer and fellowship on Shabbat, the eve of Pro-lIfe Sunday in ABQ as well…and then we took our prayerful presence out onto the streets to be a visible witness for life. Thank you for having us!

Collaboration with Priests for Life: Exposing Late Term Abortions Across America

We continued our months long collaboration with Priests for Life by continuing to expose late term abortion in America. Albuquerque is the late term abortion capital where abortions are performed up to the day of birth, but abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy occur nationwide. This month alone we released 14 undercover calls from 14 states where elective late term abortions are taking place on healthy moms carrying healthy babies. A total of 36 of these undercover calls have been made by Tara and were used as a means to educate the pro-life community, the general public and leading up to the senate vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

This nationwide investigation revealed that 28, over half of the states in our country, perform elective late term abortions beyond 5 months of pregnancy! Tara posed as 33 weeks of pregnant in one call to Albuquerque’s late term abortion center and was offered an appointment. Unfortunately, most politicians don’t want to end abortion (BUT WE DO) and the democrats in D.C. blocked the vote on this legislation that would protect babies from 20 weeks of pregnancy and beyond if passed.

Corruption in New Mexico: Attorney General Fails to Prosecute Abortion Cartel

In July 2015, Tara filed a formal complaint with New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas’ office regarding late term abortion mill, Southwestern Women’s Options whom we believe to be in violation of at least one state law. The complaint was later amended to include another statute, the Maternal Fetal and Infant Experimentation Act.

Balderas, unfortunately, put his party and political aspirations before his Catholic faith and before the babies being slaughtered in New Mexico by finding no violation of either laws. Thankfully, at the request of Congressman Steve Pearce, the DOJ has asked the FBI to review the case, please pray with us that the FBI will take an honest look at these violations and prosecute these members of the New Mexico abortion cartel. Tara and our Attorney issued the following statements in response to Balderas’ decision.

“Laws that are overlooked and unenforced are a disservice to everyone, and in this case to the babies who are viewed as experimental research material instead of human beings. Balderas only furthers this mindset by failing to act justly in prosecuting those that are actively harvesting and transferring aborted baby remains. For any reasonable person this reality should shake us to our core and encourage us to keep moving forward seeking justice for all,” stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Angelo Artuso, Attorney for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:

“I am very disappointed but, unfortunately, not surprised by the Attorney General’s conclusions regarding the ongoing trade in baby body parts here in New Mexico.  After all, we live in a State where aborting a baby in utero is lawful through all nine months of pregnancy.  Under any common sense reading of New Mexico’s Maternal, Fetal and Infant Experimentation Act, the actions by SWO and UNM violate the law.  If the statute is not going to be enforced as written, then I would strongly urge the Legislature to revisit the question of whether an unborn child who has been lawfully killed in this State should be subjected to the further indignity of being carved up and experimented upon like a piece of animal flesh.  It is time for our elected officials to stop hiding behind convenient definitions which provide that an unborn child is not human, or not a person.  The use of aborted baby parts for any purpose should be repugnant to all civilized people.  To deny this truth is to join the ranks of Mao, Stalin, Idi Amin, Dr. Josef Mengele, and every other tyrant who deals with inconvenient people by denying that they are people.  I pray that New Mexico will find its way back to a higher standard.”

Thank you for standing with us for life!

We are a Christian missionary family serving in Albuquerque, NM. Putting our faith into action, for the past 7 years we have exposed Albuquerque as the late term abortion capital of the nation and have worked to bring accountability to an unregulated abortion industry that is killing children in their mothers wombs up to the day of birth.

In order to be the most effective in our pro-life ministry, we do this important work full time while homeschooling our children and raising them to have a biblical worldview. We rely solely on the provision of the Lord and individuals like you to provide for our daily needs.

Blessings, Bud and Tara Shaver

“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

Please pray with us for:

  • Strongholds to be broken that are keeping abortion in New Mexico.

  • The Lord to give us wisdom and divine strategy to close New Mexico’s remaining 5 abortion facilities.

  • The opportunity to continue visiting pro-life churches to inspire and encourage fellow believers in the battle for life.

  • The New Mexico Medical Board to investigate the abortion death of a 24 year old Albuquerque woman who died one year ago in Feb 2017. The Board will hold a special meeting on February 9th to make this decision.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6
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