Archives for September 2020

BREAKING: Candidates Take A Stand Against UNM’s Radical Abortion Agenda

BREAKING: Candidates Take A Stand Against UNM’s Radical Abortion Agenda

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico will be holding a press conference this Friday, September 11th at 10:30am at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health located at 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. Local candidates including the Garcia Holmes for Congress campaign, Dinah Vargas for House District 10, and  Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26 will speak and call 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 within the last few months as abortions were deemed essential services in New Mexico.

“The 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, UNM Medical Group and the UNM Regents by signing our online petition. When you do, an email will be sent to them 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.

The petition reads in part, 

We the People of New Mexico, citizens, taxpayers, University of New Mexico Alumni, are disgusted that the University of New Mexico, our state’s flagship institution, has publicly deemed abortionists heroes by means of a banner attached to one of its buildings with the message “Heroes Work Here”. This facility is located at 2301 Yale SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Heroes do not work at abortion clinics. 

For an abortion facility, whose main purpose is to take life, to blatantly compare itself to hospital medical staff caring for COVID-19 patients is shocking and insulting. We do have medical heroes, saving lives every day while risking their own safety and well-being, however, they are not working at this abortion clinic. The UNM Center for Reproductive Health performs late term abortions through 6 months gestation!

The University of New Mexico is an institution of higher learning, in addition to removing the “Heroes Work Here” banner, our hope is that UNM will disassociate the university from this facility because the intentional taking of an innocent person’s life should never be associated with our university’s policies or mission.”…. ​

Click Here To Sign The Petition

Join Us For a
Press Conference 
Friday, September 11, 2020

What: To ask UNM to remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner from UNMCRH.
Time: 10:30am
When: Friday, September 11, 2020
Where: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE (South of Gibson/Yale)

Michelle Garcia Holmes for New Mexico Congressional District 1
Dinah Vargas for House District 10
Manuel Lardizabal for Senate District 26

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National Day Of Remembrance For Aborted Children- Albuquerque, NM

National Day Of Remembrance For Aborted Children- Albuquerque, NM

By Bud Shaver

It is a humbling experience to work to obtain aborted babies and to arrange their burial. The pro-life community has worked diligently since before Roe v. Wade so that some of these precious pre-born babies have been given proper burial places all around the country. In a world where babies are killed behind sterile clinic doors, we often don’t think about what happens to them after their brutal deaths.

You may recall that Abortion Free New Mexico sought to provide a proper burial for aborted babies in the possession of the University of New Mexico, that had been harvested for medical experiments. ​

According to the Associated Press- AP [UNM HSC Chancelor Paul Roth]

Roth told the Shaver group that he couldn’t agree to turn over the ’tissue,’ which was anonymously donated by women who sought abortion care at an ‘outside facility.'” 

Unfortunately, the University of New Mexico did not see humanity in these children and refused to allow us to give them a resting place.

It is heartbreaking to realize that abortion victims are often simply disposed of, as Abortion Free New Mexico reported on earlier this week. Companies like New Mexico Waste Recovery and Stericycle make a good living off of the discarding of these children as “biohazard waste.” We, however, must see these babies for who they are, precious masterpieces created in the image of God. This Saturday, September 12, 2020 the pro-life community in Albuquerque will hold a solemn memorial service to remember America’s aborted children and to renew our resolve to always fight for them and to be their voices.

Albuquerque is one of only 54 sites in the nation where aborted babies are buried. Babies Ryan and Eve where obtained by and given a proper burial by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, director of Life Ministries US

In addition, we have a memorial headstone, at the same location, for babies that have been lost due to miscarriage and this year we will be remembering them as well.

We hope that you will join us for this service taking place in our community as part of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children:

Event: Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion
When: Saturday, September 12 at 10:00AM
Location: Sandia Memory Garden
Address: 9500 San Pedro Drive NE. Albuquerque, NM 87112

This solemn memorial service will last approximately one hour. Special guests participating in the event include:

  • Fr. Stephen Imbarrato,Founder of Life Ministries U.S.
  • Pastor Luis Garcia,Praise and Worship Center
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, U.S. Congressional Candidate CD1
  • Lisa Meyer-Hagen, NM State Senate Candidate District 12
  • Dinah Vargas, NM House Candidate District 10

Please come out for this important pro-life event, prayerfully witnessing to the humanity of our unborn brothers and sisters, together with our fellow pro-lifers throughout the country.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord promised us: “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

On September 12, we seek that divine comfort as we mourn for the victims of abortion. Let us never forget their precious lives as we continue to work and pray for an end to abortion.

Not in Albuquerque? Click here to find the Memorial Service in your area on 9/12

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Shavers Respect New Mexico

Shavers Respect New Mexico

Dear Friends,

May we never forget the faithfulness, compassion and justice of our God. He is in fact doing amazing things even in the midst of the intense spiritual battle that is currently raging in this nation and across New Mexico. Good and evil, light and darkness has never been more clearer.

May we always be thankful for what He is accomplishing and always be eager to further His kingdom purposes. This month we are feeling encouraged in spite of the fear and dread that so many others are experiencing. We know how the human story ends and so we rejoice and continue to serve the King knowing that He will have the final victory.

New Mexico needs to start from the ground up district by district to ensure that our conservative candidates win on November 3rd. 

Tara was recruited a few months back to help organize grassroots district meetings in order to educate and mobilize republicans on an ongoing basis. This month she was blessed to have the opportunity to organize meetings for our candidate friends Manny Lardizabal SD26 and Lisa Meyer-Hagen SD12 and Kayla Marshall HD13. In addition, we are also helping Dinah Vargas HD10 who is a fierce pro-life warrior. Tara is on her Pro-life Advisory Team.

We were blessed to work with the person hired by the Republican Party of New Mexico this month to craft the content of the pro-life video featured below. 

Save the pre-born. Save New Mexico. Vote Republican.

Thank you for standing with us as we serve New Mexico as pro-life missionaries. Everything we do helps us to get closer to our goal of an abortion free state. You are a blessing and together we are a stronger voice for the Lord and His precious children.

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!

Newly obtained Medicaid data by Abortion Free New Mexico reveals that from 2017-2019 state tax payers paid $791,123.32 for 5,897 abortions. The data was acquired through a public records request and also includes the names of 95 doctors, midwives and nurses who were paid by the state for the procedures. In addition to free-standing abortion facilities, nine hospitals were also paid for abortions through New Mexico Medicaid.

End Systemic Racism At UNM

“As documented in previous reports, the University of New Mexico has a sordid reputation of targeting Hispanics for elimination by abortion thanks to UNM’s Eve Espey, Professor and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN, and Medical Director at UNM’s off-site abortion facility, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health. At a time when UNM is currently 13 million dollars in debt, let’s start with firing Eve Espey, defunding and closing the UNM Center for Reproductive Health late term abortion facility,” stated Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, Abortion Free New Mexico will be joining national pro-life organizations for the 8th annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, to honor the memory of over 60 million unborn victims of abortion.

Solemn prayer vigils will be held simultaneously at gravesites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

Join us for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and ensure that our unborn brothers and sisters will not  be forgotten.

Sandia Memory Garden, 9500 San Pedro Drive NE. Albuquerque, NM 87112


  • Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Founder of Life Ministries U.S.
  • Pastor Luis Garcia, Praise and Worship Center
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, U.S. Congressional Candidate CD1
  • Lisa Meyer-Hagen, NM State Senate Candidate District 12
  • Dinah Vargas, NM House Candidate District 10

Date and Time: Saturday, September 12, 10:00am

Join Us: Faith To Action Friday In September

Dinah Vargas (center) is running for NM House of Representatives (R) District 10, she 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. 

As candidates rise up and catch the vision that without LIFE, we have nothing, Faith to Action Friday is growing and more candidates are joining us for prayer and protest! One hour a week is all it takes to save a babies life and to light up the darkness in your community. If you are in the Albuquerque area please join us in September. If you live elsewhere we encourage you to stand in prayer at the killing center in your area for just one hour. Together we are making sure that every woman has another choice, the choice for life!

Join Us In September!

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

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.  

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  • Use a Pro-Life realtor and support our ministry at no cost to you! 
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Please pray with us for New Mexico 

  • For: The University of New Mexico to hire a pro-life person for their Health Sciences Center position and for them to defund and close their free standing abortion facility.
  •  The Texas Board of Nursing complaint that we have filed against Gloria Martinez to result in the loss of her license. UPDATE: We received word that the case is still open and pending!
  • For: Our latest collaborative project with Created Equal: Project Weak Link, New Mexico.
  • For: New Mexicans to vote for godly candidates on November 3rd.
  • For: Fellowship and unity for the pro-life community in New Mexico.

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 10 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.

We are pursuing and working toward an abortion free New Mexico, where every pre-born child is valued and protected.

  • We couldn’t do this important work without God’s calling and hand upon us as well as your faithful prayers and support. 

We would be blessed to have you partner with us in this ministry. Your prayers and support are invaluable.

Ways to partner with us as we work to build an Abortion Free New Mexico

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