URGENT ACTION: Radical Suicide Bill Advances Through NM Roundhouse

URGENT ACTION: Radical Suicide Bill Advances Through NM Roundhouse

By Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest

We have some serious problems. The most liberal assisted suicide bill in the nation has been proposed here in NM and is moving through the NM Roundhouse. This bill would pretty much allow anyone help anyone else commit suicide for any reason and then cover up the fact that it was an assisted suicide. Catholic democrats are supporting this and even some republicans!

House Bill https://www.nmlegis.gov/…/17%20Regul…/bills/house/HB0171.pdf
Senate Bill  https://www.nmlegis.gov/…/17%20Regu…/bills/senate/SB0252.pdf

Here is a Patient’s Rights (pro-life) Analysis of this legislation http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/…/new-mexico-end-of-l…/

I checked the NMCCB website as well as the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Diocese of Gallup website and I found nothing about these bills.

However the Diocese of Las Cruces has this link which seems quite thorough… http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/physician-assisted-suicide

Here is the link to contact legislators.


(Proud Catholic for Choice, Sen.  Gerald Ortiz y Pino)

Of course Ortiz y Pino is a radical democrat Catholic pro-abort who is a proud member of ABQ Catholics for Choice! There is a bill in this years legislative session that few people have noticed and I know you will take action when you see it. It is SB282 sponsored by Senator Ortiz y Pino of Albuquerque. This bill forces ALL hospitals in New Mexico to perform abortions and has penalties for those who refuse.

Legislation!  https://legiscan.com/NM/bill/SB282/2017
Contact legislators http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/

Thank you for taking a few minutes and following up on this.

RELATED: New Mexico Assisted Suicide Bill Moves Toward Death on Demand

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Action Needed to prevent bill that will hinder transparency at UNM and other research Universities.

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- One of the many obstacles we face here in New Mexico is the lack of transparency. The University of New Mexico (UNM), in particular, is notorious for keeping things they don’t want brought to light, hidden from members of the public that fund them with their tax dollars. Rep. Jason Harper (R) from Rio Rancho is sponsoring a bill that will further protect UNM and other research Universities from being transparent and held accountable by public citizens.

“Instead of demanding more accountability and being more vocal about the University of New Mexico’s radical abortion agenda that is being funded by taxpayers, it is disconcerting that some Republicans are attempting introduce legislation that will provide more cover and less transparency. With this latest development coming to light, it is becoming more apparent that the Abortion Cartel in New Mexico is being given aid and cover by both the Republicans and Democrats,” stated Bud Shaver, executive director of Protest ABQ.

HB 267 the Exempt College Certain Proprietary Info Act seeks to prevent citizens from obtaining certain “proprietary” information through inspection of public records requests (IPRA). The language used in this bill is so broad that UNM and others could shut down IPRA requests by claiming that the information being sought fits the following criteria when in fact it does not.

“data, records or information of a proprietary nature produced or collected by or for faculty or staff of a public post-secondary educational institution in the conduct of or as a result of study or research on medical, scientific, technical or scholarly issues where such data, records or information has not been publicly released, published, copyrighted or patented;

In a free and open society, it is a fundamental right of every citizen to obtain and inspect public records especially from publicly funded institutions, like UNM. However, HB 267 will hinder that process and ultimately protect UNM and their radically pro-abortion agenda from public accountability that is already unchecked at every turn.

Angelo Artuso, attorney for Protest ABQ issued the following statement:

“HB 267 contains a dangerous amendment that will, in all likelihood, prevent the sort of public information that has been obtained over the years by local activists, showing UNM’s relationship with Southwestern Women’s Options and their collaboration in harvesting and utilizing aborted baby remains in research. On its face, the statute is too broad. Who will decide if the information obtained from a private party or entity is “proprietary?”  What does that mean?  Who decides whether information produced or collected by the University is properly considered “proprietary?”  ​

There are too many questions surrounding this bill and too much at stake should it pass. For these reasons we ask you to contact Rep. Harper and ask him to withdraw this bill until he can work with someone who can amend it properly so that it doesn’t infringe upon a citizens right to have access to and inspect public records.

Rep. Jason Harper

HB 267 is set to be heard in the House Education Committee on Friday, February 17, 2017. In addition, please contact these committee members and ask them to oppose HB267.

House Education Committee Members: 

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
505-986-4846   stephanie.garciarichard@nmlegis.gov

Rep. G. Andrés Romero
505- 986-4433  andres.romero@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Alonzo Baldonado
505-986-4226  alonzo.baldonado@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Jim Dines
505-986-4242   jim.dines@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Jimmie C. Hall
505-986-4215    jimmie.hall@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Rick Little
505-986-4220  Ricklittleforrep@gmail.com

Rep. Dennis J. Roch
505-986-4227   denroch@hotmail.com

Rep. Tomás E. Salazar
505-986-4436   tomas.salazar@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Debra M. Sariñana
505-986-4464   debbie.sarinana@nmlegis.gov

Rep. James E. Smith
505-986-4233   jim@jimsmithnm.com

Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton
505-986-4780   sheryl.stapleton@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Christine Trujillo
505-986-4249   christine.trujillo@nmlegis.gov

Rep. Linda M. Trujillo
505-986-4255   linda.trujillo@nmlegis.gov

Sample Wording and Email Addresses to simply Copy/Paste:

In a free and open society, it is a fundamental right of every citizen to obtain and inspect public records especially from publicly funded institutions, like UNM. However, HB 267 will hinder that process and ultimately protect UNM and other universities from providing transparency regarding experimental research that is important for the public to know about.

In the interest of public accountability and oversight, please oppose HB 267.


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SOLAUD and the Start of the 2017 Legislative Session in Santa Fe

SOLAUD and the Start of the 2017 Legislative Session in Santa Fe

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- This week thousands will gather in Santa Fe to attend a pro-life Mass celebrated by the three bishops of New Mexico followed by a procession to the Roundhouse where a rally will be held to mourn another year of legalized pre-born child killing in this country.

This annual event is sponsored by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

While New Mexico faces many obstacles in the overall effort to protect human life, a major concern this 2017 session is the potential introduction of a physician assisted death bill into the legislature. State Representative Bill McCamley (D-Las Cruces) told the Albuquerque Journal that he plans to introduce such a bill this session.

In June of last year the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld New Mexico’s Assisted Suicide Act, which prohibits deliberately helping another person take his or her own life and is considered a fourth degree felony.

This law was challenged in 2014 by none other than two physicians at… the University of New Mexico Hospital. These two physicians, in addition to a cancer patient in Santa Fe (whose cancer is now in remission as of June 2016) had apparently challenged the law in order to allow physicians the ability to kill their patients but evade being held responsible under New Mexico law.

Earlier this month in “The Great Gift of Life” written by New Mexico Archbishop John C. Wester he states, “those that support doctor-assisted suicide use names like ‘death with dignity,’ ‘aid in dying,’ or ‘compassion in choices,’ because they mistakenly believe that allowing someone to end their life on their own is a dignified action. However, there is no dignity or compassion in assisted suicide.”

In addition the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement regarding the New Mexico Supreme Courts decision stating in part, “In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls us to be deliberate in our acts of kindness and love. One of the greatest ways to love is to journey with another’s suffering and pain. Here, we make a call for a consistent ethic of life.”

Protest ABQ stands with the Bishops of New Mexico in affirming life from conception until natural death and oppose any effort by New Mexico legislators to further push this agenda of physician assisted suicide.

“It has always been discouraging to see so many Catholic legislators vote for death and against their faith. If an assisted suicide bill is proposed this session, it is an opportunity for Catholic legislators to show the faithful that they truly respect life and Catholic teaching more than their political agendas,” stated Fr. Imbarrato: The Protest Priest, Priests for Life. ​

During this session it will be interesting to see if radically pro-abortion Catholic legislators like Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Sen. Michael Padilla, Sen. Bill O’Neill, and Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, will continue to defy their faith and the bishops of New Mexico by going a step further in their rebellion and support physician assisted suicide legislation in 2017.

SOLAUD Event Details:

Noon Mass at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
231 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501
1:30pm: Procession from Basilica to Roundhouse
2:00pm: Rally at Roundhouse and Visiting Legislators

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