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(3 John 1:8) #GivingTuesday

(3 John 1:8) #GivingTuesday

“Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.” (3 John 1:8)

Albuquerque, NM- This #GivingTuesday prayerfully consider supporting our pro-life missionary family, by doing so you become fellow workers with us in the, “late-term abortion capital of the world“, helping to make New Mexico Abortion Free.

“Bud and Tara Shaver are full time Pro-Life Missionaries serving in Albuquerque, NM Since 2010. Over the past 8 years they have been dedicated in their work to see an end to abortion in New Mexico. Their pro-life ministry began in Flagstaff, AZ and they have since worked alongside several leading pro-life organizations across the nation. They are a homeschool family with four children Tirzah (8), Eden (6), Moriah (4) and Azariah (one month old).”


On November 3rd, the Santa Fe New Mexican published an article titled, “Abortion-seekers find support in New Mexico interfaith group”. This article was meant to highlight the efforts of “religious” pro-abortion groups that help women kill their babies in New Mexico. It stated in part:

“The Shavers have made campaigning against abortion their life’s work. Albuquerque, they often say, is “the late-term abortion capital of the world,” “Tara Shaver said she finds the religious coalition’s pro-faith, pro-abortion rights agenda “ironic.”  “They support the killing of babies, and they’re helping women to kill their babies,” she said. “Being religious doesn’t buffer that at all.”

In this article, it was very troubling that the pro-aborts admit and even revel in the dark reputation that New Mexico has in a statement issued by abortion advocate, Sandra Penn, when she states, ​

“I know that in some circles [New Mexico is] considered the worst place in hell for Americans, or something like that,” Penn said. “… But we’ve got to be damn proud that this is a place that women can look to, and where women feel safe.”

On Wednesday November 21, 2018 Church Militant, published an article titled, “NEW MEXICO PRO-ABORTS BRACING FOR ROE REPEAL”

Abortion Free New Mexico leader Bud Shaver, in a statement to Church Militant, said about the situation in the state, “Abortion is legal and being performed up to the the day of birth in New Mexico and New Mexico medicaid pays for it 100 percent.”Shaver continued: “We hope Catholic leadership will directly reach out to Catholic legislators and ask them not to support this radical leftist agenda. Unfortunately, in the past, Catholic Democrats have put allegiance to their party over their faith and voted against pro-life legislation, which is cause for concern as we anticipate the upcoming legislative session in New Mexico.”

On Friday November, 23 2018 One News Now, published an article titled, “NM Dems aim to demolish pro-life law”

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico tells One News Now it would be a strong law — if it was enforced in a state already known for allowing late-term abortions. Parts of the measure that are enforceable include a requirement that only a physician perform an abortion, and a woman must give her full consent before her child can be terminated. Shaver says liberal Democrats who now dominate the legislature want to repeal the law, but she warns those legislators are failing to think through this plan to overturn it. “They’re really taking choices away from women,” she says, “and they’re putting women in vulnerable situations that we think that they should be protected from.” New Mexico pro-lifers are asking their lawmakers in both houses to oppose repeal of the 1969, and Shaver asks people in other states to keep New Mexico in prayer.

Thank you for partnering with us this #GivingTuesday as we work to make New Mexico Abortion Free.

The Shaver family

P.S. If you would prefer to mail a tax deductible donation you can send it to:

P.O. Box 50351
Albuquerque, NM 87181
Please make your check out to Life Ministries U.S.

  • Life Ministries U.S. is a consortium of ministries dedicated to obtaining constitutional protection (personhood) for unborn children from the moment of conception. For more information visit:

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Whatever happens, give thanks because God will be victorious!

Whatever happens, give thanks because God will be victorious!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Shaver family!

We thank each one of you for your continued prayers and support and for standing with us as we serve New Mexico as pro-life missionaries. We thank the Lord for this mission field that He has called us to and that He leads us every step of the way on our journey of faith! We have been through so much together over the past 8 years and we look forward to what God has in store for New Mexico in the new year.

“Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

May the Lord bless you as you spend the day with your family and friends. Know that you are always in our prayers.

Grace and peace to you,
The Shaver family

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By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- New Mexico law actually criminalizes the practice of late term abortions that are performed outside of accredited hospitals. However, this law is not being enforced, leaving women to suffer at the hands of unregulated abortionists.

  • The Criminal Abortion Statute [NMSA 1978 §30-5-3(C)] was passed in 1969 by the New Mexico legislature [pre ROE vs. WADE era] but was enjoined by a judge from being enforced.

This week KOB 4 reported:

“SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to end a decades-old ban on abortion that came before the landmark Supreme Court case.

State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said last week that removes the state’s criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide.

She says her cause has taken on new urgency with the addition of Republican-appointed justices under President Donald Trump.

A 1960s-era New Mexico’s law makes it a felony for an abortion provider to terminate a pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, birth defects and serious threats to a woman’s health.
The revived proposal has the public support of Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham.”

Members of Abortion Free New Mexico pursued enforcement of this law by meeting with various public officials over the past 8 years including in 2013 with then District Attorney Kari Brandenburg. The corruption and incompetence in New Mexico, however, knows no bounds.

What pro-abortion democrats are failing to mention is that the criminal abortion statute also prohibits non physicians from performing surgical abortions. Unfortunately, New Mexico officials have failed to enforce this provision. In 2016, Tara Shaver, of Abortion Free New Mexico, filed a complaintwith the New Mexico Board of Nursing against Planned Parenthood’s abortionist Vivianne Clark. Clark, a Registered Nurse, was reimbursed by New Mexico medicaid for performing abortions from 17-24 weeks of pregnancy. This violation is a fourth degree felony.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing dismissed the complaint this spring without any action.

So apparently the only portion of the criminal abortion statute that is being enforced,

“requires that an abortion be performed only with the woman’s consent.”

This provision would be removed if the criminal abortion statute is repealed leaving women vulnerable to abortions being performed without their consent.

“In their anticipation of the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade the radical leftist democrats in New Mexico are not wasting any time to push their extremist agenda that would remove common sense measures that were enacted to protect women’s bodily autonomy.  Ironically, if they accomplish their stated goal and repeal the criminal abortion statute before Roe vs. Wade is overturned non physicians will be able to perform invasive surgical procedures on women without their consent. Is governor elect Michelle Lujan Grisham really willing to put her signature on a bill that would leave women vulnerable to involuntary abortions being performed on them against their will?” stated Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

Take Action

Abortion Free New Mexico is encouraging New Mexicans to contact their legislator and respectfully ask them to oppose the repeal of the criminal abortion statute.

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