Top 10 Highlights of 10 Years of Ministry in New Mexico

Top 10 Highlights of 10 Years of Ministry in New Mexico

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, New Mexico- It has been a privilege and a blessing to serve New Mexico as its only full time pro-life missionary family since 2010. It’s actually hard to believe that this July marks a decade of our life saving, culture changing, transformational ministry because the time has simply flown by.

10 Years of Ministry: Top 10 Highlights

#10 Nation’s Most Strident Activists

Awarded Operation Rescue’s Pro-Life Person’s of the Year in 2013 

Due to our high profile efforts, we are considered by the radical left as, “some of the country’s most strident activists opposed to abortion!” 

We have redefined the American mission field and our efforts have been featured in virtually every major news source in the country! 

#9 Our Greatest Reward

We have been given four beautiful blessings (Tirzah 10, Eden 7, Moriah 5 and Azariah 1). Raising them to love the Lord is the most important and rewarding job that we have been entrusted with.

Commissioned by Operation Rescue to Albuquerque in 2010, we are implementing several proven strategies, in an effort to make New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”

#8 Lives Saved and Death Exposed

We exposed the death of Keisha Atkins at Southwestern Women’s Options after receiving an anonymous tip. It was the late term abortion method that made her septic and killed her. 

While one death is tragic, countless babies lives have been saved due to our faithful advocacy on the sidewalk and investigative research. 

Here are some testimonies from our sidewalk counseling ministry over the past 10 years:

#7 Undercover Investigations

Over the past 10 years we have conducted over 50 undercover investigations and have exposed late term abortion across America. 

New Mexico is the nation’s Late Term Abortion Capital but with the help of Priests for Life, we revealed that abortions after 20 weeks do occur all across the country.

Our investigations have been utilized to effect public policy reform efforts both locally and nationally!

  • Nearly all of our undercover investigations can be watched at Abortion Free New Mexico’s video archive here.

#6 Documented Abortion Injuries

With the help of Operation Rescue, local sidewalk counselors and local pro-life groups, we have confirmed, a staggering, 41 abortion related injuries at 4 New Mexico abortion clinics. 

Documenting these abortion injuries helps us educate the public and file subsequent complaints.

As pro-life missionaries to New Mexico since 2010, our goal is to close down the state’s last five abortion facilities through investigative research, public exposure, and proper oversight and accountability. 

#5 Filed Formal Complaints 

Due to our comprehensive research and undercover investigations, we’ve filed formal complaints against every abortion center and abortionist in the state! 

Accountability matters!

Our goal is to close down the state’s last five abortion facilities through investigative research, public exposure, and proper oversight and accountability. 

#4 Successful Public Awareness

Our high profile efforts with Protest ABQ and Abortion Free New Mexico, with the help of several national groups, has solidified Albuquerque’s reputation as ground zero in the national abortion debate.

We have redefined the American mission field and our efforts have been featured in virtually every major news source in the country.

#3 Dramatic Public Policy Shift 

In 2010, openly pro-life politicians were no where to be found. In 2020, EVERY Republican candidate running for office is publicly Pro-Life! Many of them are our friends!

As Pro-Life Missionaries to New Mexico since 2010, we are working towards an Abortion Free New Mexico where every pre-born child is valued and protected.

#2 Abortion Expansion Thwarted

In 2010, New Mexico was ground zero for the radical left. Due to our public pressure, three abortion centers have closed and abortion expansion has been thwarted.

No new abortion centers!

Read our 6 Part Series exposing the New Mexico Abortion Cartel and highlighting how their plans of expansion throughout New Mexico have been stifled here: 

#1 Late Term Abortion Capital

With the help of Operation Rescue and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, director of  Life Ministries U.S. we exposed New Mexico to the world as the Late Term Abortion Capital. A designation we coined based on our groundbreaking research.

A reputation we are working tirelessly to reverse!

Thank you for believing in us and supporting our mission!

Your partnership with us has been invaluable and together we have truly made an impact in the late term abortion capital of the nation. Each new day provides new hope that New Mexico will value life, especially those nestled within their mothers wombs. Thank you for believing in us, our mission to make New Mexico Abortion Free and for blessing us with your time, talents and your treasure.

May we all continue to sow into a culture of life in 2020 as we anticipate a pivotal moment in our country. May God bless you, keep you and may His face shine upon you and give you peace!

Celebrating 10 years of what the Lord has done!
A gift for you!

We ordered pens to help in our efforts to get out the pro-life vote right before the country shut down. Needless to say, we have not been able to pass them out at any events. We don’t want them to go to waste so we’d like to gift you some pens to use at your church, events or just simply to give to like minded friends as a reminder to get out and vote on November 3rd. 

With any online donation this month we’ll send you some, just tell us how many you’d like in the notes section online. (Max 25 per donation)

We are so grateful to those of you who through faithful prayer and support have made 10 blessed years of ministry possible for our family.

  • Please consider setting up a secure tax deductible monthly donation online here.

A monthly gift of $20.20 would be such a blessing to us and the babies we are working to save in New Mexico!

Abortion Free New Mexico leaders, Bud and Tara Shaver are Pro-Life Missionaries serving in Albuquerque, NM. Commissioned by Operation Rescue to Albuquerque in 2010, we are implementing several proven strategies, in an effort to make New Mexico, “Abortion Free.”

UNM TAKE DOWN THAT BANNER!

“I’m calling for The University of New Mexico – UNM president to ask the UNM abortion clinic to take down that banner! I don’t believe those are heroes. We don’t believe in late term abortion here in New Mexico, and we need to stand up against this industry.” Michelle Garcia Holmes (R), U.S. Congressional Candidate (CD1) 

Heroes don’t work at abortion clinics.

The UNM Center for Reproductive Health performs late term abortions through 6 months gestation!

Abortion Free New Mexico conducts a weekly prayer and protest presence at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion facility. Join us this Friday for Faith To Action Friday and let’s stand together for life and strategically step out in faith to transform our community.

  • Join us  for “Faith to Action Friday” on Friday July 3rd from 10-11AM 
  • The UNMCRH free standing abortion clinic is located at 2301 Yale Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Parking is available on Renard (off Yale)
  • ​Everyone is welcome to join us for this peaceful presence.​

Learn more about UNM’s radical abortion agenda at AbortionFreeNM.com

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