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Finishing 2020 Strong

Finishing 2020 Strong

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- As 2020 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for helping us to finish strong! This past week Michelle Garcia Holmes for Congress (CD1), Dinah Vargas for NM House of Representatives (District 10) and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico testified during the final UNM Board of Regents meeting of 2020 which also included UNM President Garnet Stokes.

They asked this governing body to immediately remove the “Heroes Work Here” banner, and for UNM to close down their late term abortion facility (UNMCRH) because the intentional taking of an innocent person’s life should never be associated with our state’s flagship university’s policies or mission. Please pray that UNM leadership will take action to become an institution that values all life.

No More Faith to Action Friday’s in 2020

Faith to Action Friday will resume after the new year. We have been so blessed to stand with all of you each week as a light for Christ and a witness for life in Albuquerque. Our group has grown, even in the midst of a lockdown, and we appreciate everyone who stands in the gap for the Lord and his babies. We look forward to seeing you in the new year! ​​

“If we accomplish nothing else, we must succeed in protesting the evil of our generation!” Bud Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico

The 2020 Election is Not Over Yet! 

Read about the latest encouraging developments…

Michelle Garcia Holmes has filed a lawsuit funded by the Republican Party of New Mexico to validate the votes cast in Congressional District 1. As a result, all of the ballots cast have been impounded and are currently being examined after several allegations were raised over potential voter fraud in the 2020 election. This has the potential to overturn not only her race, but also other Republican state district races in Bernalillo County, Valencia County and a portion of Sandoval County!

An interesting development is materializing that may give Michelle Garcia Holmes a special election and another opportunity to represent us and our values in the United States Congress…

What does this mean if Deb Haaland joins (worst-case scenario) a Biden administration? Michelle Garcia Holmes will get a special election and the opportunity to run AGAIN against another Democrat opponent!

FLASHBACK: Bill Redmond won his congressional seat in a special election after losing to Bill Richardson in 1996. Three months later, Richardson resigned to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Bill Redmond was a candidate in the special election for the balance of Richardson’s term. He was initially considered an underdog, but won by 3,000 votes. 

  • ​Learn more about this interesting history of New Mexico elections here

President Donald Trump has also filed a lawsuit in New Mexico regarding ballot drop boxes that may have been used illegally in New Mexico during the 2020 election.

According to the Pinon Post,

“The lawsuit focused on “drop boxes” for the deposit of absentee ballots and alleged fraud that occurred. The suit claims Democrat Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver created an election that was not constitutional.”

Trump Filing by Abq United

In addition, President Donald Trump has also filed an IPRA request for information on Dominion equipment used in New Mexico election!

Trump IPRA Request to NM SOS by Abq United

​Also, in another amazing turn of events, New Mexico was one of 7 states that submitted dueling electors to the Electoral College on December 14th. By doing so, this has the potential to invalidate Joe Biden’s claims to the presidency. On January 6th the official results will be certified. By submitting dueling electors in these 7 states, it creates a challenge that must be resolved in Congress where Vice President Mike Pence will preside over in the United States Senate that may give President Donald Trump a path to victory and re-election!

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What Happens Next Is Truly In God’s Hands

What Happens Next Is Truly In God’s Hands

By Bud Shaver

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 primary focus of the Republican Party both nationally and locally, in fact, Republican candidates in New Mexico 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?”

All of these facts have 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 (likely due to election fraud), the tide has certainly changed and the preservation of life has become a central theme.

Each local candidate that we had the privilege to work with on the campaign trail gave it their all and worked every political strategy to ensure a better New Mexico. They did what has never been done before and presented voters with a choice. The choice was for freedom over government control, life instead of death and real solutions to improve the lives of all New Mexicans.

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.

Elections Have Consequences

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 election fraud, New Mexico has also been implicated.

According to Rudy Giuliani, Attorney for President Donald J. Trump, 

“The state that we’re looking at that would surprise you is—we have a very, very significant amount of fraud allegations in the state of New Mexico.” 

Now that our elections have gone big tech with voter machines tabulating our votes, Dominion Voting Systems has gained national scrutiny as another attorney, Sidney Powell, has made alarming allegations regarding this vote tabulating system, 

“One of (Dominion’s) most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes. It can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President Biden.” 

Low and behold, 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.” 

One response to the massive voter fraud that has come to light in the aftermath of the November 3rd election, organic “Stop The Steal” protests have been 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 determined to steal this election and to destroy 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.” 

UNM Petition Is Striking A Nerve

Abortion Free New Mexico launched an online petition campaign four months ago demanding that the University of New Mexico take down the offensive, “Heroes Work Here Banner.” This month we recieved a call from UNM Medical Group stating that due to the massive numbers of emails they are receiving it is overwhelming their inboxes and disrupting their email services internally! The tech department asked us to update the contact for our online petition and direct our concerns to the Communications Director of the UNM Medical Group.

  • Your voice is being heard loud and clear and is obviously striking a nerve!

​Due to the overwhelming response to our UNM petition calling on the University of New Mexico to remove the offensive “Heroes Work Here Banner” we are asking you to DOUBLE DOWN, AND SIGN THE PETITION AGAIN AND SHARE THIS PETITION WITH OTHERS! This time, when you sign the petition, an automatic email will be generated and sent to the Communications Director at the UNM Medical Group, UNM President Garnett Stokes, and all of the UNM Regents!


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! • One News Now Report: Pro-life videos ‘disappear’ from YouTube, says group • Video’s back up at Vimeo: @Bud and Tara Shaver

CENSORED X 2! Twitter permanently suspended both of our 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 us at our new Twitter account @ShaverBud
  • Due to all of the censorship, everyone is moving to Parler! Follow us there @BudShaver 

The National Red Rose Rescue Conference 

With the latest pandemic lockdown in full force here in New Mexico, civil disobedience has gone mainstream! Our governor has deemed Church non-essential and gatherings of more than 5 people are illegal, so our family of six is technically illegal! With unreasonable mask mandates (our governor even stated that we must wear our masks in our homes), social distancing and tyrannical regulations for small businesses, it seems that everyone is civilly disobeying some order routinely. So now that civil disobedience is in season, why not do so for the babies scheduled to die in abortion clinics across our country? Intrigued? Interested? Learn more about the latest most creative, innovative and bold efforts to defend and save the unborn and register at 

  • Register Now for this Exciting Conference. You can attend in person in St. Charles, Missouri or you can attend virtually in the comfort of your own home online.
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 12th From 8:30am to 6:00pm (CT)
  • Where: At the Embassy Suites Hotel Two Convention Center Plaza St. Charles, MO.
  • How much: Attend in Person- Only $75.00 Includes Breakfast and Lunch or Attend Virtually—Only $25.00
  • Abortion Free New Mexico is a proud sponsor of the Red Rose Rescue National Conference! 

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 December!

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

“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.” Bud Shaver, Abortion Free New Mexico

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  • Buying or Selling a House or Property?
  • Use a Pro-Life realtor and support our ministry at no cost to you! 
  • Just mention that you want to support Pro-Life Missionaries Bud and Tara Shaver
  • Call Real Estate for Life: 1-877-543-3781
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Please pray with us for New Mexico 

  • For: Leadership at UNM to take our petition seriously and for them to take steps to close their free standing abortion facility.
  • Franz Theard to close his Santa Teresa, NM abortion center. UPDATE: Theard’s El Paso mill closed! Gloria Martinez, clinic manager, and her husband have passed away from the coronavirus.
  • For: Our latest collaborative project with Created Equal: Project Weak Link, New Mexico. We will be launching phase 2 soon…
  • For: President Trump’s fight to expose nationwide election fraud. For an ultimate victory for him and our nation.
  • For: Government corruption in New Mexico to be exposed and dealt with so that future elections are winnable for conservative candidates.
  • In case you missed it: Baby Shaver #5, our tiebreaker baby is due to arrive in April 2021.

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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