Major Announcement from Abortion Free New Mexico

Major Announcement from Abortion Free New Mexico

By Bud Shaver,

Albuquerque, New Mexico- When we moved to New Mexico in 2010 there were 8 abortion facilities. Today 5 remain, but one will be closing within a matter of months, Lord willing. After years of a concentrated faithful pro-life presence along with savvy investigative work, accountability and high pressure public exposure, Franz Theard’s abortion days are numbered.

Our friends in the borderland at the Southwest Coalition for Life announced at the end of last year that Franz Theard’s current landlord does not plan to renew his current lease. This means that he will likely be forced to close his killing business and retire. 

This will be an amazing victory, and will prove that hard work and perseverance pays off in the battle for life in New Mexico.

“According to New Mexico vital statistics the abortion rate among New Mexico residents is on the decline. This affirms that as our efforts to expose the horrors of the abortion industry and reach out to women in crisis, New Mexico women are rejecting abortion and choosing life. That being said, as more New Mexico women are rejecting abortion, Albuquerque is GROUND ZERO for late-term abortion and is home to three surgical abortion facilities in New Mexico. One of which is run by the University of New Mexico and funded by our tax dollars,” stated Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

As effective as our efforts have been over the past decade to expose late-term abortion in Albuquerque, in 2022 we are redoubling our efforts to expose New Mexico’s flagship institution and leading hospital’s radical abortion agenda. University of New Mexico leadership needs to hear a louder voice in opposition to this agenda and the community at large deserves to know the truth about how their tax dollars are being spent to prop up the abortion industry.

Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), which runs its own free standing abortion facility, UNM Center For Reproductive Health, that performs late-term abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, that’s 6 months! As a tax funded institution, UNM has an endless supply of our tax dollars to fund their radical abortion agenda. In fact, according to our research, UNM is the heart of the abortion cartel here in New Mexico and in a shocking admission, openly celebrates abortion!

​According to UNM regent Robert Schwartz,

“I don’t want to leave the impression that the UNM Center for Reproductive Health is just being tolerated by the University, when in fact it is an important part of this University and the Health Sciences Center and it is and it should be celebrated by this University.”

Abortion Free New Mexico holds a monthly prayer vigil, Faith To Action Friday, on site at this facility but now it’s time to take it to the next level.

We want to build a team so that we can do even more in 2022. We are upping our game in Albuquerque so that we can reach more moms with the hope and resources they need to choose life.

A constant prayerful presence at Franz Theard’s abortion facilities, organized by the Southwest Coalition for Life, has been powerful and effective in making sure that every woman knows she has options but it has also served to bring community awareness and has definitely caused the current landlord to want to terminate Theard’s lease. We need to get Albuquerque’s clinics covered in the same way and to pray for the same outcome in the late term abortion capital of the nation.

ANNOUNCEMENT: This year, in 2022, Abortion Free New Mexico wants to organize a constant prayerful presence starting with the UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion facility for every hour that they are open. This is one of the darkest places in our city but it can become a beacon of hope as Christians rise up to be a voice for the voiceless and their mothers. 

Will you partner with us to make this a reality? We’re reaching out to you because we have big plans but we know that we can’t accomplish anything without your help and support. If you are looking to get more involved in 2022 we’d like to ask you to fill out our get involved form and tell us where you’d like to serve.

We need day coordinators that will help us recruit people to be out on the sidewalk for 1 hour shifts, we will also need volunteers to simply sign up for one hour increments. We’re also looking for help in other areas. 

This just the beginning of making 2022 our best year yet and in making sure that every woman has the resources she needs to make a decision for life. There is so much more that we can do in 2022 with your help. 

We are committed to continue our work to make New Mexico Abortion Free, as we increase our efforts in Albuquerque by establishing a stronger pro-life presence in our city.

We know that the moms and babies that we fight so hard for are worthy of protection because every life is God’s masterpiece.

Let’s work together to build a culture of life in New Mexico. With you on our team we will be able to do so much more in our city to help moms, save babies, educate the community and be a shining light in the darkness.


God bless you!

Bud and Tara Shaver

We will begin holding planning/vision casting meetings. Please fill out our survey so we know how you would like to be involved and your availability to attend such a meeting.

If you want to join Abortion Free New Mexico’s volunteer team please click the button above (or here).

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2021 Year In Review: Top 10 Highlights

2021 Year In Review: Top 10 Highlights

By Bud Shaver,

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Thank you so much for your prayers and support in 2021, it has been another blessed year of service to our Lord here in Albuquerque, NM. In spite of all of the chaos the Lord has done a mighty work in and through us. He has enabled us to remain faithful on this mission field and as a result we have seen mountains moved.

Your prayers have been answered as the pro-life community becomes more unified and as candidates rise up to run for office. The “Heroes Work Here” banner did come down and pro-life city councilors who signed our pro-life pledge will now govern our city. We look forward to the fruit that will come from our Project Weak Linkefforts in 2022 as well as all that God has in store.

Here’s a peek at our top 10 highlights of 2021. You are essential and we couldn’t do this important work without you. God bless you in the new year and always!

2021 Year In Review: Top 10 Highlights


  • Overturn Roe Prayer Rally held in Albuquerque, the late term abortion capital of the nation.
  • Read Full Report


  • We asked for the “Heroes Work Here” banner to be removed and it finally came down, because abortionists are not heroes. Unfortunately, UNM celebrates abortion, according to Regent.


  • Project Weak Link produces results, Monarch stops doing business with Chris Morton of New Mexico Waste Recovery. Our investigation also reveals violations against Planned Parenthood New Mexico.
  • Read Full Report


  • COVID-19 Whistleblower reports reveal that COVID shots cause harm, especially to babies in the womb. Now this information is common knowledge thanks to our reporting and whistleblower findings.
  • Read Full Report



  • We partnered With Off The Cuff ABQ Talk Radio and Dinah Vargas both on and off the airwaves holding block parties and building a culture of life across Albuquerque.
  • Read Full Report


  • Unprecedented number of candidates sign our Pro-Life Pledge from Mayoral, Gubernatorial, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, NM Treasurer, U.S. Congress, NM House of Representatives, School Board and City Council. (Pictured are 2022 candidates that signed)
  • Full List of 2021 Candidates
  • Full List of 2022 Candidates


  • Pro-Life Candidates Win on Albuquerque City Council! Councilors elect Renee Grout and Dan Lewis will take office in 2022.
  • Read Full Report


  • Our efforts make local & national news which helps us spread the pro-life message nationwide.
  • (April 7, 2021) Tara Shaver was on Info Wars to discuss the current state of abortions in New Mexico, and how a culture of tourism to Albuquerque has led to a skyrocketing rise in abortion since the pandemic began.


  • Enoch joined our family in April. Every life is God’s masterpiece and brings so much joy into the world. We love him so much!

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 would be blessed to have you partner with us in this ministry.

You can be a blessing for life in New Mexico by becoming a partner with us in our ministry.

Your monthly and one time donations enable us to do this life saving work full-time. Click here if you would like to donate securely online. We use Cornerstone Payment Systems as a Christian alternative to Paypal. Also, now offering an e-check option.

Other Ways to Bless Our Ministry

  • Year End Giving helps us start the year strong. Please consider giving a year end tax deductible gift online. Thank you for your generosity.
  • 2021 Year In Review Slideshow Look at what the Lord has done in 2021. Together we are building an Abortion Free New Mexico. Thank you for standing with us for LIFE!
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Free Speech Is Under Attack In Albuquerque

Free Speech Is Under Attack In Albuquerque

(Pictured above Janice Arnold-Jones and Bud Shaver on Off The Cuff ABQ Talk Radio)

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- The slippery slope infringing on free speech reached a new low in Albuquerque. The latest attack on free speech was delivered on December 3, 2021 when the city Ethics Committee ruled unanimously to reprimand the “Stop The Stadium” leaders for failure to file as a Measure Finance Committee (MFC). The grassroots “Stop The Stadium” efforts soundly defeated the city’s $50 million soccer stadium tax bond hike at the polls on November 2, 2021. 

In a complaint filed by Joaquin Baca, Board Director of MRGCD, Baca referenced a past ruling by the Ethics Committee where they reprimanded us and fined us $1,000.00 back in 2015.

Baca stated in his complaint that,

​”Prior decisions by the Board on the same issue will generally be followed and the parties are urged to refer to prior rulings on identical or similar issues. The Board of Ethics heard nearly the same set of facts in Alex Curtas vs. Tara Shaver, Henry “Bud” Shaver, [Fr.] Stephen Imbarrato, and [Protest] ABQ (BOE Case No. 01-2015). The Board found Bud Shaver and Tara Shaver qualified as a Measure Finance Committee, and failed to comply with requirements imposed on Measure Finance Committees under both the City Charter and the Board Rules.”

In their defense, the “Stop The Stadium” group’s attorney argued that,

“Any sanction awarded against her [Stop the Stadium] violates the U.S. Constitution, the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Due Process Clause, and the corresponding provisions of the New Mexico Constitution.”  ​

On December 3, 2021, the Board of Ethics voted unanimously to reprimand the “Stop The Stadium” leaders but chose not to punish them with a fine.

According to an article that covered this ruling,

“It is unclear exactly why the board chose not to fine Hampton, but her attorney Nicholas Rimmer had argued that any such punishment would violate her rights to free speech under the state and federal constitutions.”  ​

The ethics board apparently agreed with that argument.

However though, in our “similar or identical issue” the Board of Ethics DIDN’T think that a punishment would violate our free speech rights in 2015 when they fined us $1,000.00! It begs the question, “Why the Board of Ethics chose to punish us with a fine but not the “Stop The Stadium” leaders?

Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,

​”In this latest infringement upon free speech, the Board of Ethics ruled that you can’t oppose or support candidates or political issues if you spend more than $250.00 to do so. This unconstitutional Measure Finance Committee (MFC) mandate for free speech activity imposed by the city upon the general public forces heavy handed compliance to arbitrary rules which discourages political speech and political involvement. There are many reasons why people may not want to jump through the City’s (MFC) hoops. We formed a MFC back in 2013 when we worked to get a 20 week late-term abortion ban on the Albuquerque city ballot. During that campaign we jumped through all the city’s hoops which actually made us a target for violence!”


When they [Albuquerque Police Department] discovered the sign shop had been hired to print anti-abortion campaign posters, they called in the feds. The director of the ABQ Voters for Late Term Abortion Ban says the time and place of the explosion is no coincidence. [Tara Shaver] says it’s possible that someone thought the address printed on all their signs was their campaign headquarters. “It’s really scary to think people will go to such lengths, especially when we’re following the process of the City Charter and doing everything legally and lawfully.”

  • Watch the KRQE report from 2014 below:

Bud Shaver joins Off The Cuff ABQ Talk Radio

Bud Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico joined Dinah Vargas, Janice Arnold Jones who is a former New Mexico State Representative, and former Albuquerque Public School (APS) Board candidate Ali Ennenga who proudly signed Abortion Free New Mexico’s Pro-Life Pledge on Off The Cuff ABQ Talk Radio from 3-4PM (MT) to discuss how Free Speech Is Under Attack in Albuquerque. 

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