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100 Days And Counting

100 Days And Counting

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Over the past decade we have worked tirelessly as pro-life missionaries to build the foundation on which an abortion free New Mexico is possible. One of the biggest obstacles we have faced over the years is the makeup of the New Mexico legislature. Pro-life bills get tabled in committee and never have a chance to be heard on the house or senate floor much less be signed by the Governor. All of this can change in November and if conservatives gain a supermajority in November they will even be able to override any veto our democrat governor imposes.

The Land of Enchantment is facing an unprecedented general election in 100 days. A record breaking 101 republican candidates (all of them are solidly pro-life) have been recruited by a movement called Respect New Mexico to take back our legislature and turn the state red in November. The time to change the direction of our state is long overdue, we know that New Mexico shouldn’t be at the top of every bad list and bottom of every good list of national ranking statistics. We have such a great opportunity, like never before, as the pro-life community to make sure that strong godly leaders are elected in New Mexico. 

Let’s make sure that we did all that we could to help these 101 statewide candidates get elected.

The hard truth is that democrats outnumber republicans in New Mexico right out of the gate. Most democrats don’t lift a finger to get elected because they either have never had an opponent-many of them actually haven’t faced a republican challenger ever, or they rely on the fact that democrats are militant voters. This means that republicans have to campaign harder, be smarter and more dedicated in order to win. Reaching swing voters is imperative, those who are independent and conservative democrats need to hear from us and know that they don’t have to vote for a progressive leftist candidate on November 3rd.

There is too much at stake to sit on the sidelines so we are going door-to-door each week after Faith to Action Friday, please let us know if you’d like to join us. Here are some of the candidates we are supporting and we hope that you too will support their campaigns, either by giving, going door-to door, making phone calls and more. If you can’t join us please consider supporting the local candidate in your district you can find them here.

Please click the link under each picture to learn more about the candidate and how you can help. 

Manny Lardizabal and his wife Grace are long time friends of ours, in fact, they were one of the first people we met when we moved to New Mexico 10 years ago. Manny is running to defeat incumbent Jacob Candelaria, who consistently opposes pro-life legislation year after year in Santa Fe. Tara is serving as Manny’s campaign treasurer. 

Lisa Meyer-Hagen is a long time pro-life advocate and truly has a heart for senate district 12 where Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion facility is located. Lisa is running to defeat incumbent Jerry Ortiz y Pino who is a proud pro-abortion Catholic who also opposes pro-life legislation year after year in Santa Fe.

Dinah is a fierce pro-life warrior who wants to build a culture of life in New Mexico. The UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility is in her district and she has joined us in our call for UNM to abandon its radical abortion agenda. In her lifetime, district 10 has only ever had two representatives, career politicians, who’ve failed to meet the needs of the people.

Kayla Marshall is running against incumbent Patricia Royal Caballero, who is another proud pro-abortion Catholic who opposes pro-life legislation year after year in Santa Fe. Kayla is a hard worker who will represent our values and we are proud to be working with her in district 13 to get voters engaged.

Michelle Garcia Holmes has been such an inspiration to us over the years as she continues to fight for the babies and our values. She is running for congress to defeat incumbent Deb Haaland, who stands shoulder to shoulder with Nancy Pelosi and AOC. As we go door-to door for the state candidates we are also asking voters to vote for Michelle as her district encompasses 3/4 of Bernalillo County. 

Thank you so much for supporting our family as pro-life missionaries and for all that you do for LIFE throughout New Mexico and beyond.

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 July 31st 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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By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- On Friday, July 10, 2020 Abortion Free New Mexico joined Michelle Garcia Holmes for U.S. Congress, Dinah Vargas for New Mexico House of Representatives District 10 and Stefani Lord for New Mexico House District 22 on location at the UNM free-standing abortion facility to let the community know that abortionists are not heroes. Within 24 hours of announcing a press conference at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health, launching an online petition with emails going directly to UNM President Garnett Stokes, in addition to weeks of overflowing public outcry, we received word that the “Heroes Work Here” banner had been taken down!

Our collective voices matter, thank you for letting yours be heard by calling, emailing and signing our petition! Your voice matters.

At the press conference Michelle Garcia Holmes announced that in response to the University of New Mexico’s removal of the “Heroes Work Here” banner that the UNM President and the UNM Regents now need to defund and close down the UNMCRH abortion facility,

“We are once again going to take our plea to the people and encourage them to call, write, email all of the UNM Board of Regents. The University of New Mexico is an institution of higher learning, our hope is that the regents disassociate the university from this facility because the intentional taking of an innocent persons life should never be associated with our university’s policies or mission. Let’s keep the fight going, let’s shut this clinic down, let’s defund this facility. The University of New Mexico is currently thirteen million dollars in debt, let’s start here.”

  • Sign our NEW online petition below. Doing so will automatically generate an email to the UNM President and the UNM Regents.

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Dinah Vargas, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 10, where the UNM Center for Reproductive Health is located, issued the following statement today, 

“It’s real simple for me, I’m against abortion because God is against abortion. For far too long it seems that New Mexicans have been pushed around and been told that the unborn aren’t human beings and all that the world hears about New Mexico is that we kill the unborn in great numbers. This abortion clinic happens to be in my district and I want to end abortion. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself to never be silent, never to be passive and never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement and to never stop defending life until all of my brothers and sisters are protected and we are a nation that is about liberty and justice, not just for some but, for all. As a campaign promise I will do my part to end abortion.”

As a strong woman and pro-life defender, Stefani Lord, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 22. shared her personal testimony. She is opposed to abortion because her birth mother went to an abortion facility to abort her life, but the state in which she was born had restrictions that prevented her from being killed, unlike New Mexico where you can be aborted through all nine months. She shared how her adopted mom was the abortionist who would have killed her and that she grew up and saw first hand the devastation that abortion took on women’s lives. She stated, 

“My adopted mom was an abortionist, and she was no hero. It tore her up inside, I saw their faces and I saw their tears. I know exactly first hand from birth on, how abortion affects people including the doctors, the nurses and the staff that are doing it. They can pretend all they want, but it is eating them up inside. No matter how much they want to say that killing a child is normal, it’s not normal. I want to be very clear, abortion doctors are not heroes and this abortion facility should never have had that banner on there. It’s an insult to people like me. It’s offensive. Abortion is not normal and abortionists are not heroes.”

For 10 years Abortion Free New Mexico has exposed UNM as the heart of the New Mexico abortion cartel. The removal of the “Heroes Work Here” banner was the first step in the right direction and it is our hope that UNM will abandon it’s radical abortion agenda. Together we are a stronger voice for LIFE in New Mexico.

Abortion Free New Mexico fully supports and endorses their campaigns! Learn how you can support them and start by making a donation to their campaigns.

  • Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) U.S. Congressional Candidate (CD1):
  • Dinah Vargas (R) New Mexico House of Representatives for District 10:
  • Stefani Lord (R) New Mexico House of Representatives in District 22:
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BREAKING: UNM Press Conference And Sign The Petition!

BREAKING: UNM Press Conference And Sign The Petition!

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico joins the Garcia Holmes for Congress campaign in calling for the University of New Mexico (UNM) to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from their free-standing abortion facility. This banner was placed on the building sometime after the coronavirus outbreak.

A press conference will be held Friday, July 10th at 10:30am at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE.

 “This banner that currently hangs at the University of New Mexico’s free-standing abortion clinic is simply promoting a falsehood that abortionists are heroes. Just the opposite is true, abortionists have betrayed true medicine and take innocent lives everyday. Join us in contacting UNM President Garnett S. Stokes by signing our online petition. When you do, an email will be sent to her requesting that the banner be removed. This is a small step in letting leadership at UNM know that the pro-life community expects more from the states flagship university,” stated Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico. 


Click Here To Sign The Petition

  • Here is a press release sent out today by Congressional candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes.


Date:  Friday, July 10, 2020
Time:  10:30 AM
Location: 2301 Yale SE

The Michelle Garcia Holmes Congressional Campaign Calls for the “Heroes Work Here” Banner to be Removed from University of New Mexico Abortion Clinic 

The University of New Mexico tax payer funded abortion clinic, (University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health) is claiming that they are heroes for providing abortions during the Covid-19 crisis. The clinic hoisted a large banner with the message “Heroes Work Here” covering their permanent sign. Our Congressional Campaign found out the clinic proudly posted the banner several weeks ago. The clinic is located at 2301 Yale SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Michelle Garcia Holmes said, “My shock quickly turned to sadness when I saw this banner.” “I know so many heroes in our community who are fighting to save lives amidst this pandemic. The work our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals have been doing, has been challenging, high-risk and a huge personal sacrifice. Many are working long hours and have been separated from their families for extended periods of time.” 

From the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, our Governor deemed abortion clinics as essential businesses. “I disagree, at a critical time such as this, I believe the clinics should have been closed and deemed non-essential.” “We have had numerous people coming in from out of state to visit the abortion clinics in our state, because they are open and will do abortions up to a baby’s date of birth.” 

“For an abortion clinic, whose sole purpose is to take life, to blatantly compare itself to hospital medical staff caring for covid-19 patients is shocking and insulting.” Garcia Holmes continued, “We do have medical heroes, saving lives every day while risking their own safety and well-being, however they are not working at these abortion clinics. I have the highest respect for our medical community and the work they have done to protect all New Mexicans during these difficult times.” 

The Garcia Holmes Congressional Campaign and our supporters have notified by telephone and mail, asking the University of New Mexico President, Garnett Stokes, to immediately have the management of the UNM sponsored abortion clinic to take down that banner. As of today, the offensive banner remains posted. Garcia Holmes stated, “This attempt for the UNM abortion clinic to steal the honor and praise of truly dedicated medical staff at our hospitals and clinics should stop now. The intentional taking of another innocent person’s life should never be rewarded, celebrated or honored.” 


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