Archives for April 2018

Albuquerque joins nationwide day of prayer and protest against the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood

Albuquerque joins nationwide day of prayer and protest against the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood

Albuquerque, NM- On April 28, a pro-life rally will be held at the Planned Parenthood facility at 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, starting at 10:00 am. This rally is one of more than 100 taking place outside Planned Parenthood centers across the United States, marking the third annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.

This nationwide day of prayer and protest is being coordinated by #ProtestPP, a coalition of more than 75 national, state and local pro-life organizations, in response to Planned Parenthood’s aggressive new agenda. In February, Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens declared that the organization is “going on the offense,” pursuing abortion expansion plans in “all 50 states.” This month, Planned Parenthood announced their participation in the “Win Justice” project, devoting $30 million to advancing their agenda in the November elections.

“Planned Parenthood is on the warpath,” said Tara Shaver of Abortion Free new Mexico, “but too few Albuquerque residents know the truth about this controversial organization. Planned Parenthood claims American women rely on them for healthcare, but in reality, four out of five women will never set foot in one of their centers. Planned Parenthood provides less than 1% of annual pap tests and zero mammograms, but they’ve cornered 35% of the U.S. abortion market. They’ve also been caught shielding child predators, defrauding Medicaid, and harvesting fetal tissue for profit.”

The protests to be held April 28 will also call on federal authorities to stop Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. The effort to fully defund the organization of all federal tax dollars—about $430 million annually—has stalled in Congress. But an effort is now underway to revise Title X family planning rules to block Planned Parenthood as a recipient, and deprive them of some $60-80 million annually.

Shaver emphasizes that every dollar taken from Planned Parenthood would be redirected to healthcare providers that are not involved in abortion. “The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with taking healthcare away from poor women and families. It’s about taking tax dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain,” she explained.

#ProtestPP is a coalition of more than 75 local, state and national pro-life groups, headed by three national pro-life activist organizations: Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, and the Pro-Life Action League.

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Protest Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque Saturday 4/28

Protest Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque Saturday 4/28

Dear Pro-Life Friend,

“Today, we’re going on the offense.”

That’s what Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens told the media just a few weeks ago. She went on to declare, “We’re pushing for efforts in all 50 states.”

All 50 states.

That’s why all of us need to join together on Saturday, April 28 for #ProtestPP — the 3rd Annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.

Too many of our friends and neighbors are in the dark about Planned Parenthood — including many of our fellow pro-lifers! We need to get out there and tell the truth about the nation’s largest abortion chain.

Protests are taking place at Planned Parenthood centers on April 28 in over 100 cities and towns across the country, including Albuquerque!

Here are all the details:

  • EVENT: National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 28 from 10:00-11:00am
  • WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque

Please use street parking off of Marquette and San Mateo Join the protest, and bring your friends — we need ALL hands on deck! I look forward to hitting the streets with you on April 28!


Bud and Tara Shaver
Abortion Free New Mexico

P.S. All are welcome! Signs will be provided or you can bring your own.

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HUSH Film at UNM: Overcoming BIAS concerning Women’s Health

HUSH Film at UNM: Overcoming BIAS concerning Women’s Health

By Bud Shaver,

Albuquerque, NM- Abortion Free New Mexico and Students for Life UNM hosted a FREE screening of the HUSH – Feature Documentary and held a Q&A session afterwards at The University of New Mexico – UNM.

This event was not Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life… but PRO-INFORMATION!

Click here to watch the trailer

We extended an invitation to several pro-abortion student groups at UNM and even asked them to include a physician of their “Choice” for the Q&A session…but they only showed up to protest and steal ALL of our information off our table!

IRONICALLY the Director of HUSH, Punam Kumar Gill, is a Pro-Choice feminist who produced the HUSH film to begin a healthy conversation about how LEGITIMATE fact-based scientific research proving the harmful effects of abortion is being suppressed by the “Pro-Choice” community. She saw that the BIAS among her own base must be addressed if there will ever be a chance to truly #StartAHealthyConversation about abortion and women’s health…

Despite Abortion Free New Mexico and Students for Life UNM’s willingness to reach out to the “Pro-Choice” community in Albuquerque, they refused to participate in a healthy conversation surrounding the facts presented in

(Pictured- Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Tara Shaver, physician Maryrose Turner, and Emily President of Students for Life UNM)

Tara Shaver issued the following statement,

“Abortion always ends the life of a child, but women have no idea how abortion will effect them in the years to come. The majority of ‘pro-choice’ proponents and abortion mills in this nation are not informing women of the true nature of abortion when it pertains to women’s health. This is why I applaud Punam Kumar Gill, the director, of and the producers who had the courage and strength to go against the tide amongst her own ‘pro-choice’ community.

The information presented in HUSH is invaluable and relevant in today’s culture where abortion is used as birth control and is often the only choice that women with unplanned pregnancies are offered help for among the radicalized ‘pro-choice’ community.

I’ve witnessed this firsthand. A few months ago I took a teenage pregnant mother to her first OBGYN prenatal appointment at a University of New Mexico health clinic. That morning right before her appointment she had an argument in the waiting room with her teenage boyfriend and when we were taken back to visit with a doctor this mom was visibly upset. Pregnancy can be a difficult and emotional time for any woman, but how do you think the doctor responded to this situation?
Instead of providing positive reinforcement that this too shall pass, the University of New Mexico doctor immediately questioned if she wanted to keep the baby and assured her that she still had options and could terminate the pregnancy! If life throws the smallest curveball at a young mom who is pregnant the ‘pro-choice’ world tells her that having an abortion will somehow remedy her situation. However, all the abortion will do is rob her from indescribable joy and potentially leave her scarred both physically and emotionally in ways that are never explained to her beforehand.
When women are 20 and have an abortion they don’t think about how it will negatively effect their physical or mental health when they are 30, 40 or 50. All women need to unite together and stand for the truth about how abortion profoundly impacts those who obtain them. I proudly stand with those like Punam who are willing to use their voice for what is best for women despite any presuppositions.”
(Tara with Jonah at the Hush – Feature Documentary screening.)
Jonah went undercover at 37 WEEKS into a late term abortion mill and was born totally healthy literally 2 days later!
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