Archives for June 2020

BREAKING: 35th Woman Injured at Southwestern Women’s Options 

BREAKING: 35th Woman Injured at Southwestern Women’s Options 

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 sidewalk counselors outside the notorious late term abortion facility Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) witnessed a woman being rushed into an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital. Shockingly, this is the 35th documented abortion injury at SWO since 2008!

  (Photos provided by Patty Woodworth)

According to eye witnesses, the patient was in a vehicle with California license plates.

Late term abortions are, unfortunately, performed through all nine months of pregnancy in New Mexico. Every Tuesday at Southwestern Women’s Options the barbaric 3-4 day long late term abortion procedure is started on women who come to New Mexico (from all across the world) for what is known as Abortion Tourism. The barbaric procedure begins with an injection of digoxin into the woman’s uterus which causes the baby to die from a fetal heart attack that reportedly takes several hours for the baby’s heart to finally stop. Each day thereafter, the woman’s cervix is artificially dilated so that she can give birth to her dead child on a Friday or Saturday. 

Tara Shaver issued the following statement, 

“At a time when businesses and Churches have been forced to close, abortion facilities remain open and at least two women have been injured. These injuries confirm that abortion is not healthcare and that these facilities are not even equipped to handle the complications that arise during such invasive elective procedures. Women and their children deserve better than abortion and Abortion Free New Mexico is working to provide accountability and a culture where these barbaric procedures are intolerable.”

This is the second woman injured during a botched abortion in New Mexico since Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham refused to close non-essential abortion facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 25, 2020 Southwest Coalition For Life witnessed a woman injured in Santa Teresa, New Mexico at Hill Top abortion facility run by abortionist Franz Theard.

That injury occurred two days after New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office released the following statement to Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico in response to our call to close non-essential elective abortion facilities,

“We have discussed this matter and the clinics are not going to close. Some people are claiming that abortions are elective surgeries and we are not considering them as elective surgeries. All the clinics are sanitizing very well and they are not going to close.”

In addition to the 35 abortion injuries documented at Southwestern Women’s Options, and the recent abortion injury documented in Santa Teresa, Abortion Free New Mexico has also documented an additional four botched abortions at the University of New Mexico’s free-standing abortion facility UNM Center for Reproductive Health. 

Faith To Action Friday

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility. Join us this Friday for Faith To Action Friday and let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.

  • Join us  for “Faith to Action Friday” on Friday June 12th from 10-11AM 
  • The UNMCRH free standing abortion clinic is located at 2301 Yale Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Parking is available on Renard (off Yale)
  • ​Everyone is welcome to join us for this peaceful presence.​
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Victory Celebration and The Battle Continues

Victory Celebration and The Battle Continues

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico is pleased to announce that Michelle Garcia Holmes won her race in the New Mexico primary election. She is the official Republican nominee that will represent New Mexico in the United States Congress for District 1, when she defeats Deb Haaland in the November general election. Our family attended the watch party /victory celebration on election night and after attending several political watch parties over the past ten years, it was nice to finally celebrate a victory for New Mexico! 

Michelle Garcia Holmes issued the following statement,

“Thank you! I’m so honored to be the Republican Nominee for Congress in District 1. Over 40,000 Republicans cast their vote in the primary! Our campaign is so blessed and grateful  Thank you to all our volunteers who toughed it thru and found new ways to reach the voter, even though we were out-spent 4 to 1! A special thank you to my husband who never stopped until we got to the finish line. 

Now let’s Remember in November!”

Michelle’s #1 issue during the campaign has always been to protect the sanctity of life 100%. As she moves forward to face the radical pro-abortion extremist incumbent Deb Haaland (D) she will keep LIFE at the core of her campaign.

Michelle spoke to several local Democrat voters who weren’t able to vote for her during the Republican primary election, but committed their vote to her in the general election on November 3, 2020 because she will defend LIFE in Washington, D.C.! ​

The Battle Continues

November is still a long way off and Michelle Garcia Holmes has a tough battle before her, but with hard work to get out the vote, our prayers and support, and with God on her side, we really believe that she can accomplish ultimate victory on November 3rd! 

Until we get new leadership in New Mexico, babies continue to die by abortion and our tax dollars continue to pay for them! So our prayers, protest and our work to make New Mexico abortion free must continue.

Please join us and put your faith into action this Friday at the University of New Mexico’s late term abortion facility for just one hour this week from 10AM-11AM. 

Jesus to his disciples in his darkest hour, “Couldn’t you keep watch with me for one hour?” Matthew 26:40

While an hour of prayer seems so minimal of a commitment, it meant so much to Jesus in his darkest hour and it means everything to the babies scheduled for death at UNM.​

(US Congressional Candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes joins us for prayer and protest at UNMCRH)

Michelle Garcia Holmes has been joining us for “Faith To Action Friday” at UNMCRH and interviewed both Bud and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico live on location.​

Click here to watch Bud’s Facebook live interview

Click here to watch Tara’s Facebook live interview


  • Join us  for “Faith to Action Friday” on Friday June 5th from 10-11AM 
  • The UNMCRH free standing abortion clinic is located at 2301 Yale Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Parking is available on Renard (off Yale)
  • ​Everyone is welcome to join us for this peaceful presence.​

“It’s important for us to remember that even in the midst of a crisis we must maintain our unalienable rights as American citizens. We forfeit these rights if we don’t use them. It only takes an hour to make a lasting difference and have an impact for LIFE. Now more than ever, we need to pray collectively, publicly, and strategically. Our presence has the ability to reform The University of New Mexico – UNM so that they get out of the abortion business!” Bud Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico

Abortion is their dirty little secret that must be exposed
If you can’t join us, please keep our efforts in your prayers that hearts will be touched and eyes will be open to the truth about abortion in New Mexico.

UNM is at the heart of the abortion cartel in New Mexico, as a publicly funded institution UNM consistently promotes a culture of death and is actively training the next generation of abortionists…

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As America Burns and Babies Die, Elections Matter

As America Burns and Babies Die, Elections Matter

By Bud Shaver,

We serve an amazing God, who is faithful and ever present. He tells us in Isaiah 41, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” We hope that you see the hand of God in your life in spite of the current turmoil in our world. Thank you for standing with us and for encouraging us with your prayers and support. Together we are saving lives and making a difference.

This month we exposed how federal tax dollars are funding late-term abortions in New Mexico, in violation of the Hyde Amendment, through the state’s Medicaid program. What is even more shocking is that due to the absence of ANY common sense abortion restrictions (like parental notification laws) the New Mexico abortion cartel is able to TARGET minors for abortions, and our tax dollars fully fund this too!

After ten years we finally have someone willing step up and take action!

“This will stop when I’m in congress!” Michelle Garcia Holmes, US Congressional Candidate (CD1)

Please keep Michelle Garcia Holmes in your prayers, that she wins the Republican Primary Election on June 2nd and that she will beat the radical pro-abortion incumbent Deb Haaland (D) on November 3, 2020! New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland is so radical in fact, that she publicly endorsed Antifa!

FLASHBACK: “Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico referred to antifa as a group of ‘peaceful protesters’ who are simply trying to ‘safeguard their city’ during a Saturday evening interview on CNN.”

We appreciate each of you and know that the Lord will continue to bless our efforts to make our state abortion free. We couldn’t do it without you!

BABY SAVED! Simply Being Present Can Save Lives

This month at The University of New Mexico’s free-standing abortion clinic UNMCRH, where Abortion Free New Mexico holds a weekly prayer and protest presence, a young woman chose life for her baby!   

The young mom spoke to Tara Shaver, of Abortion Free New Mexico, and confided to her that after her last abortion she vowed to God that she would never have another abortion, but she’s pregnant again and struggling with addiction. Sometimes women are looking for sign from God and it just so happens that we were the sign she needed to choose life! So after talking to Tara and receiving resources along with hope for the future, she turned around and left, still pregnant with her baby!  

Tara has since connected with her by phone and will assist her throughout her pregnancy. Unfortunately, for the babies in their mothers wombs, while Churches and small businesses are deemed “non-essential” and shut down, our governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham has deemed abortion clinics “essential”.   

So our prayer and protest presence at the abortion facility is equally essential!

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

If Governor Lujan Grisham is going to insist that abortion services are essential in New Mexico, our prayer and protest presence outside of these facilities is equally essential. Every life has value, and if she refuses to protect the lives of the smallest New Mexicans, those in their mothers’ wombs, then we have an obligation and the right afforded by the U.S. Constitution to do so. Our right to the freedom of speech and to peaceably assemble shall not be infringed upon.” ​ 

While some may debate what sign is the most effective to hold out at an abortion facility, our prayerful protest presence was enough to save a life. Simply being present can be the best SIGN!

Join Us in June!

Stand Up For Life in front of the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility.

  • Faith to Action Fridays, 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.
  • NEW Spring/Summer Time: 10-11am
  • Location: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. in Albuquerque.
  • Use street parking on Renard.
  • Click here to learn more

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility.  Let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.  

Here’s a recap of our reports from this month:

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Bud​ and Tara Shaver have redefined the American Mission Field as full-time pro life missionaries to New Mexico since 2010 and are considered by the radical left as, “some of the country’s most strident activists opposed to abortion!”

With the help of Operation Rescue​ and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato we exposed New Mexico to the world as the “Late-Term Abortion Capital” a designation we coined based on our ground breaking research.  

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