By Bud Shaver
Santa Teresa, New Mexico- On March 22, 2020 Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order halting all elective surgeries including abortions throughout the state of Texas. In response, abortionist Franz Theard, in the middle of the night, packed up his D&C suction aspirator that is used to kill babies at his El Paso, Texas abortion clinic and transferred it across state lines to his Santa, Teresa location in New Mexico.
Meanwhile in New Mexico, Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico contacted Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office for a response to our call for abortions to halt during the governor’s declared state of emergency that has shuttered Churches, businesses, and all non-essential services.
A spokesperson from Governor Lujan Grisham’s office issued the following statement by phone,
“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.”
While Texas, Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Maryland governors have issued similar orders ending all elective abortions, New Mexico’s governor is falsely claiming that abortions are not elective procedures. Lujan Grisham is ignoring the fact that women are traveling here from out of state and are potentially spreading the corona virus in their travels.
Abortion Injury Documented Today
As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham claims that abortion facilities in New Mexico are “sanitizing very well” implying that they are safe, today Southwest Coalition For Life shared a video of a woman leaving the Hill Top abortion facility in Santa Teresa, NM who appears to have had an abortion related injury. One of Hill Top’s nurses accompanied the woman and her driver to what we assume is one of the local hospitals.
“This incident shows the blatant disregard of abortion profiteers not only for women’s safety, but for the general public. Elective medical procedures have been halted to flatten the curve and ensure the best care is available for those afflicted during this pandemic. Franz Theard’s audacious noncompliance with Governor Abbott’s directive combined with Governor Grisham’s failure to halt these elective procedures in New Mexico are now draining the very resources that Governor Abbott intended to reserve and are increasing the risk of exposure for this unnecessarily-injured woman and all those around her. Doctors performing elective abortions should practice social distancing by staying home to save lives like everyone else. Not only will more high-risk persons be saved from the natural evil of coronavirus, but preborn babies will be saved from the moral evil of abortion,” stated Mark Cavaliere, Founder & Executive Director at Southwest Coalition for Life.
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,
“Governor Lujan Grisham can’t pretend to care about the safety of New Mexicans as long as abortion clinics in the state remain open. Abortions are elective procedures and to say otherwise is simply not true. For decades the pro-abortion community has been a champion for “choice” yet all of the sudden in the midst of a pandemic they have changed their tune. New Mexico leadership needs to realize what is at stake here and instead of placing some lives over others, every life should be valued. Babies are dying and women are being injured and there is no excuse for either.”
Please continue to call Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office and ask her to reconsider and to close down New Mexico’s abortion facilities.
- Phone: 505-476-2200
- Email: governor.state.nm.us/contact-the-governor/
Watch the video from Southwest Coalition for Life here: