By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, it is crucial that we continue to mourn the millions of lives lost to abortion, and repent of the national sin of abortion, even as we begin the project of extending legal protection to unborn children in every state we can.
On Saturday, September 10, 2022 pro-life Americans all across the country will honor the memory of the more than 60 million unborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Solemn prayer services will be held simultaneously at gravesites where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.
Join Abortion Free New Mexico in Albuquerque, at the only location in New Mexico where two aborted children are buried, for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children and ensure that our unborn brothers and sisters will not be forgotten.
Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion
By participating in the National Day of Remembrance, visiting these solemn memorial places at other times of the year, and spreading the word about this prayer campaign, you are helping to humanize our aborted brothers and sisters and deepening your own commitment to ending the injustice of abortion. The National Day of Remembrance also offers hope and healing to women who have had abortions and others who have been hurt by abortion.
HIJACKED: ALBUQUERQUE CITY BUDGET FUNDS $250,000 TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD ONLY $100,000 TO BARRETT HOUSE
By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- Albuquerque City Councilor Renee Grout's effort to re-appropriate $250,000 away from Planned Parenthood was hijacked Monday night, August 15, 2022, and ultimately failed. The Albuquerque City Council voted to approve an amended version of R-22-46 which will now give $250,000 to Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains as well as $100,000 to the Barrett House and $100,000 to the Community Energy Efficiency Project.
The amendment that hijacked Grout's original intent to prevent $250,000 taxpayer dollars from funding the nations largest abortion provider was sponsored by Councilors: Tammy Fiebelkorn (D), Trudy Jones (R) and Klarissa Pena (D). Once again a Republican, Trudy Jones, voted with liberal progressive democrats to ensure that Planned Parenthood will receive taxpayer dollars which violates the consciences of many residents in the city of Albuquerque.
There were many present in support of Councilor Renee Grout's amendment to re-approppriate the Planned Parenthood funds to the Barrett House, they spoke very rationally about the need to use those funds to help homeless women and their children which would alleviate some of the crisis our city is currently experiencing. Many shared that it makes more sense to use the funds for the immediate needs of our community and that taxpayers should never be forced to pay for abortions.
Most of those who spoke in favor of funding of Planned Parenthood were members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. They called for an increase in funding to Planned Parenthood due to the increased traffic the state anticipates in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade. The original sponsor of the bill, Tammy Fiebelkorn, agreed with their call for additional funds and she made it clear that she is an unapologetic supporter of the business that kills over 300,000 babies in the womb each year.
Councilor Dan Lewis rightly pointed out,
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico performs surgical dismemberment abortions up to 5 months gestation and brings in an annual revenue of $4.7 million dollars!"
Lewis raised the question as to why Planned Parenthood needs additional money from Albuquerque taxpayers. This unfortunately did not sway the 5 members of the council that ultimately voted to pass the bill.
Abortion Free New Mexico is grateful for Councilor Grout's effort to re-appropriate the funds away from Planned Parenthood and into the hands of organizations that provide real help for homeless women and children. Elections have consequences and the residents of Albuquerque must work to replace council members like Trudy Jones who depart from their party platform and refuse to listen to their constituents. Last night's vote was unconscionable, reckless and should motivate us to change the makeup of our city council, " stated Tara Shaver spokeswoman of Abortion Free New Mexico.
If you live in District 8, which includes Albuquerque's Far Northeast Heights and Foothills, please consider running for that City Council position to unseat Trudy Jones in November 2024.
By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- On August 15, 2022 the Albuquerque City Council will discuss and vote on reappropriating the $250,000 tax payer dollars that were approved in the city's budget in May. Albuquerque residents have the opportunity to let their voices be heard in support of the reallocation of funds, either in person or by email using links below.
City Councilor Renee Grout is the sponsor of R-22-46 which will reallocate these funds to the Barrett House and Youth Homeless Shelters. Abortion Free New Mexico has referred numerous homeless women to the Barrett House over the years for shelter and assistance.
Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:
The decision made by the Albuquerque city council to give taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood sets an unconscionable precedent, tax paying citizens should never be forced to fund businesses that perform abortions or advocate for the killing of pre-born children. Abortion Free New Mexico is grateful to councilor Renee Grout, who proudly signed Abortion Free New Mexico's a pro-life pledge, for taking a pro-active approach to redirecting these funds."
Let's support Councilor Grout's efforts to redirect these funds. Please let your voice be heard as a resident of Albuquerque and respectfully ask these city councilors to support the reallocation of these funds so that they may be used to benefit women, children and youth.
Below is a sample message provided by our friends at Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico that you can copy and paste.
Please Support R-22-46
Bud & Tara Shaver
We are working toward an Abortion Free New Mexico where every pre-born child is valued and protected.
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