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Elections Have Consequences

Elections Have Consequences

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- The statement “Elections have consequences” could not be more true as we await the conclusion of the 2020 election in New Mexico and across the nation. As President Trump mounts a legal challenge to the overwhelming treasonous voter fraud perpetuated across the country, New Mexico has also been implicated in massive voter fraud. 

According to the Pinon Post,

“New Mexico uses Dominion Voting Systems to tabulate votes, the same software which has “glitched” in states like Michigan that changed thousands of Republican votes in swing districts to Democrat.   It is unclear if similar irregularities happened in New Mexico elections, as just minutes after the polls closed at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, Joe Biden was prematurely declared the winner of New Mexico, despite zero votes being counted yet.”

As evidence of massive voter fraud has mounted in the aftermath of the November 3rd election, organic “Stop The Steal” protests organized across the country. On Saturday November 7, 2020 Bud joined Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe along with Cowboys For Trump, Bikers For Trump and hundreds of fellow patriots to protest the open treason being conducted by anti-American, anti-God, anti-life forces hell bent on stealing this election and destroying our state and country.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Some with guns and rosaries, protesters screamed claims of election fraud in New Mexico and across the country.  Members of both Cowboys For Trump and Bikers For Trump also spoke, as did anti-abortion and Second Amendment activists.”

Moving Forward, Moving On?

This election has caused us to pause and reflect on our 10 years of ministry in New Mexico. When we moved here a decade ago, our mission was uniquely focused to oppose late term abortion and expose New Mexico as the, “Late Term Abortion Capital” a designation we coined back in 2010 when we moved here after interning with Operation Rescue.

Our ministry efforts over the past 10 years  ironically can best be summarized by The New Mexico Political Report, (a subsidiary of Progress Now New Mexico):

“New Mexico for nearly a decade has been the declared ‘mission field’ for some of the country’s most strident activists opposed to abortion. Bud and Tara Shaver, an activist couple with ties to Operation Rescue, relocated to Albuquerque in 2010 upon invitation from Father Stephen Imbarrato, a Catholic Priest.

The Shavers publicly labeled Albuquerque the ‘late-term abortion capital of the world,’ centering many of their networked efforts on the University of New Mexico and the medical practice of abortion provider Southwest Women’s Options. With a stated goal of making New Mexico ‘abortion-free,’ the Shavers have continued to work with Imbarrato, whose rhetoric and activism overlaps theirs in both urgency and focus.”

Politics in New Mexico when we moved here, was characterized by those running for office not wanting to make abortion a major campaign issue, and once elected, an even more neglected priority. We have worked tirelessly the past 10 years to remedy this political travesty. Our efforts on this front, can best be summarized by this Cosmopolitan article regarding our efforts to solidify the dismal legacy of republican Governor Susana Martinez who took office in 2010 the year we moved here.

After ten years of “crying out in the wilderness” for political leadership to take a bold stand against abortion our cries finally reached the heart of one political party in New Mexico in the 2020 election. Opposing late term abortion became a primaryfocus of the Republican Party both nationally and locally, in fact, Republican candidates vowed to work to end late-term abortion when elected. Even the state’s largest newspaper, The Albuquerque Journal used this issue as a litmus test for the US Congressional candidates, asking each of them this question,

“Do you favor or oppose limits on late-term abortion, and do you believe tax dollars should or should not be used to fund abortions?”

This fact alone proved to us that we have been effective in changing the narrative in New Mexico politics. In spite of dismal election day results for local legislative races here in New Mexico, the tide has certainly changed and the preservation of life has become a central theme. Each candidate that we worked with and helped with their campaigns gave it their all. These candidates worked every political strategy during their campaign to change New Mexico and presented their voters with a clear choice. The choice was freedom over government control, life not death and direct solutions to improving the lives of all New Mexicans.

The majority of New Mexicans are either too stubborn or ignorant to choose rightly or voter fraud is to blame for keeping our state under the bondage of the corrupt democrat party. Unfortunately, nothing will change with New Mexico’s dismalnational rankings, the prospective of stopping the governor’s unchecked tyranny or for pro-life legislation for at least the next two to four years.

Thank you for standing with us as we have also given it our all to stand with godly candidates for a better New Mexico during this election cycle. We were blessed to meet so many new people, support the candidates with door to door efforts, organizing campaign mailers and so much more. We do all that we can and leave the rest up to the voters and to the Lord. What happens next for us and for this state is truly in His hands.

In the two weeks leading up to our state’s and this nation’s most important election, we were deplatformed and our voice was censored off of some of the most influential social media sites. Our Abortion Free New Mexico YouTube channel was terminated without warning or notice!

CENSORED X 2! Twitter permanently suspended both of my accounts, Pro Life Witness and Abortion Free New Mexico at the same time on the same day with no explanation or way to remedy! 

  • Follow me at my new Twitter account @ShaverBud
  • Due to all of the censorship, everyone is moving to Parler! Follow me there @BudShaver

Faith to Action Friday

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

  • Join Us: Faith to Action Friday November 13th and 20th.
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Location: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE. in Albuquerque.
  • Use street parking on Renard.
  • Click here to learn more

If we accomplish nothing else, we must succeed in protesting the evil of our generation! One hour a week is all it takes to save a baby’s life and to light up the darkness in your community.

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We Are Not Fringe Anymore!

We Are Not Fringe Anymore!

Dear Friends,

Surprise Announcement: The Best News of All!

The Lord is growing our family and our tiebreaker baby will arrive in April 2021. As you can see, our kids are super excited about this news. Children are a blessing and a reward from the Lord and we rejoice in this new gift of life. We ask for your prayers and thank you for your continued support as we build a culture of life for our children and future generations. 

God Bless You!

The month of October has been very productive and eventful. We are so blessed to serve as pro-life missionaries in a place where the gospel of Christ and a culture of life is so desperately needed. The goal of our ministry is to make New Mexico Abortion Free and supporting pro-life candidates helps us to reach that goal. 

For over 90 years the democrat party has dominated our state and as a result New Mexico ranks last on every good list and first on all of the bad lists of national rankings. Thankfully, over 101 candidates are running who support our values and are putting their principles first. These candidates are finally giving New Mexicans a choice at the ballot box.

Jacob Candelaria, who has been an unopposed Democrat Senator for 12 years in Senate District 26, best illustrates the entitled mentality of the average democrat politician who has never faced a republican challenger. His campaign imploded spectacularly this month! Here are some highlights:

“Senator Candeleria’s childish and self-important behavior is unbecoming of the New Mexico Senate,”New Mexico GOP Chairman, Steve Pearce said in the statement.

Candelaria is vying for reelection to his West Albuquerque district against Republican challenger Manuel Lardizabal, who is running a tough-on-crime campaign that highlights his opposition to abortion and support for government austerity.

Pray for our friend Manny Lardizabal (who was one of the first people we met 10 years ago when we first moved to Albuquerque) to win his race on November 3, 2020. If Manny can pull it off with God’s favor, it will be one of the biggest upsets to the Progressive Democratic Party’s stranglehold on New Mexico!

Jacob Candelaria, we are not fringe anymore! We are turning New Mexico Red!

Project Weak Link New Mexico

According to the abortion industry’s own experts, medical waste companies such as New Mexico Waste Recovery are the abortion industry’s weak link. The abortion industry is on record stating that, “We are all one incinerator away, or one incineration company away, from being closed.”  

Abortion Free New Mexico is partnering with Created Equal to expose New Mexico Waste Recovery, the medical waste disposal company that is enabling the largest late-term abortion facility in the nation, Southwestern Women’s Options, located in Albuquerque, NM. In a recorded phone call to Chris Morton, Owner of New Mexico Waste Recovery, Tara Shaver gives him a chance to hear our perspective. 

We are Turning New Mexico Red!

This month leading up to election day has by far been the busiest campaign season for us yet. We’ve had the privilege to organize volunteers, mailers and have spent time at voting locations during early in person voting.

Pictured above our family helped candidates Dinah Vargas HD13 and Lisa Meyer-Hagen SD12 to put up signs and by going door to door. Pictured below, we did the same for our friend Manny Lardizabal and have also utilized our truth truck in his district at voting locations.

We also put up signs and knocked on hundreds of doors for Kayla Marshall running in HD13. Below, we are outside the Hispanics for Trump office getting more literature. We need every seat to turn red on election day to ensure a super majority so that pro-life legislation has a chance of passing during the legislative sessions in 2021 and 2022.

As pro-life missionaries we have prayed with and for the candidates as well as helped them to reach voters in their districts. We need this win for an Abortion Free New Mexico and we are hopeful that New Mexicans are ready to change the direction of our state. It’s time to stop being the late-term abortion capital of the world and dead last on every good list. 

40 Days For Life

This month we stood with our friends from Holy Child Parish in Tijeras for their assigned 40 Days for Life prayer day. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and operates 2 killing centers in New Mexico. 

Please join us in praying that these two centers are closed and that moms will daily choose life for their babies.

Pre-Election Prayer Vigil at the New Mexico Capitol

Abortion Free New Mexico was asked to co-host a prayer vigil at the Santa Fe roundhouse, less than two weeks before election day. On October 24th we gathered with about 40 others who travelled from Gallup, NM to cover the capitol in prayer. 

After many months of campaigning it was time to saturate our leaders, our current pro-life candidates and our state in prayer.

This month we also joined Michelle Garcia Holmes at the amazing South Valley church, Praise and Worship Center, to share about how important this election is. The sleeping giant, that is the church, must rise up and vote on November 3rd across this nation. Reports of victories coming next month…

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.  Let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.  

Join Us In November!

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

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  • Call Real Estate for Life: 1-877-543-3781
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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: Theard’s El Paso mill closed! Pray that his NM mill will follow suit!
  • For: Our latest collaborative project with Created Equal: Project Weak Link, New Mexico. We will be launching phase 2 this month…
  • 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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