By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- On Friday, September 16, 2022 the Democratic Party of New Mexico published a press release full of egregious accusations that have prompted our attorney to demand an immediate retraction. The Democrat Party of New Mexico (DPNM) is triggered that we hosted a fundraiser for U.S. congressional candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes and are attempting to disparage our reputation and are possibly even trying to incite violence against us by their rhetoric.
The DPNM is accusing us of being extremists with, "ties to alleged domestic terrorism" when in fact, we came to New Mexico to expose late term abortions for the barbaric procedures that they are and also to lead women compassionately to tangible alternatives to abortion. Never in our pro-life missionary journey have we ever condoned violence of any kind, in fact, we are working to end the ultimate violent act that leads to the exploitation of women through abortion.
The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) are the extremists because they support abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, even when babies could survive outside the womb. According to a recent poll released by the Associated Press, 80% of Americans oppose late term abortions. The fact that New Mexico is the late term abortion capital, is a hard truth that New Mexicans must grasp when considering who to cast their vote for this November.
Late term abortions have no place in a civilized society but the DPNM fully embraces these procedures which take place over 3-4 days and result in the labor and delivery of a stillborn child. Late term abortion procedures are traumatic and can leave women forever emotionally and physically scarred.
Angelo Artuso, attorney for Bud and Tara Shaver wrote in a letter to Daniel Garcia, Communications Director of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, the following,
By publishing false statements of fact either knowing them to be false or in reckless disregard for whether they are true or false, you have exposed yourself and New Mexico Democrats.org to potential legal action. On behalf of the Shavers, I demand that you and New Mexico Democrats.org print and publish an immediate retraction of these falsehoods.
Pro-life missionary Tara Shaver issued the following statement,
For over 12 years we have served New Mexico as pro-life missionaries and have run a successful pro-life ministry without any acts of violence. We have exposed the graphic truth about abortion and have peacefully sought to bring accountability to an out of control and completely unregulated abortion industry in New Mexico. Our goal is to end the atrocity of abortion while educating our culture to embrace women in crisis who are considering an abortion in order to help them rise above their circumstances.
By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, abortion has become a major issue in the 2022 midterm elections. Over a dozen states have enacted abortion bans, while other states are expanding abortion, and voters across the country are being bombarded with political ads on the abortion issue. But on Saturday, September 10, local residents will gather to remind the community that abortion is not just a political issue. They will be marking the tenth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children with a graveside memorial service at 10AM at Sandia Memory Gardens 9500 San Pedro NE. Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Visiting the graves of aborted children really puts these political battles into perspective,” said Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico, organizer of the Day of Remembrance in Albuquerque. “In fact, you may be surprised to learn that some of those victims have been buried right here in Albuquerque.”
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Life Ministries U.S. obtained the aborted babies, Eve and Ryan, and with the help of Abortion Free New Mexico buried them at Sandia Memory Gardens. This location also has memorial headstones for local babies lost to abortion along with babies lost to miscarriage.
Shaver continued, “In the 49 years that Roe v. Wade was the law of the land, more than 60 million unborn children suffered the violence of abortion. All the angry protests, overwrought political ads, and self-serving corporate grandstanding fade into silence when you realize that actual victims of abortion are buried right beneath your feet. These tiny children were never born. Never learned to walk. Never had a first day of school. They were never even given names.”
Of the over 60 million victims of abortion since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, only a tiny fraction have received a proper burial, at gravesites scattered throughout the country. But all of them will be mourned on September 10 during memorial services at those gravesites and dozens of other memorial markers set up in their honor.
The Day of Remembrance is being organized by three national pro-life groups—Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League—to humanize the unborn victims of abortion by raising awareness of their burial places. The bodies of tens of thousands of aborted children have been retrieved from trash bins, landfills and other locations and buried at more than 50 gravesites across the country.
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 Bud Shaver,
Albuquerque, New Mexico- Abortion Free New Mexico has obtained the most current Medicaid data from the New Mexico Human Services Department which shows how much state tax dollars are being used to fund abortions through New Mexico Medicaid.
In a public records request submitted on July 13, 2022, Abortion Free New Mexico's Tara Shaver asked for information that is a matter of public record which included:
1. Total number of abortions abortions paid for by New Mexico medicaid in 2020 and 2022. 2. Please include with specificity the week of pregnancy in which each abortion was performed and also the medical provider who was reimbursed for the procedure. 3. Total dollar amount that was paid for these procedures."
Unfortunately, under the current administration only the total number of abortions and the total dollar amount reimbursed by New Mexico Medicaid in 2020 and 2022 was provided. This lack of transparency is in stark contrast to previous years that Abortion Free New Mexico has made public requests in order to inform the public about how their money is used to fully fund abortions using state tax dollars.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Governor Lujan Grisham signed an executive order pledging to designate $10 million dollars to fund a borderland abortion center in Dona Ana County. By signing this order she has vowed to use New Mexico tax dollars to fund out of state abortions, primarily for women who cross state lines to kill their unborn children. For her to be able to foist this radical agenda upon New Mexicans she would have to be re-elected and be able to get the funds approved through the state legislature. Abortion Free New Mexico has been working tirelessly to make sure this doesn't happen by helping to get out the vote for pro-life candidates.
Nearly $1,000,000 of our tax dollars that are already being paid out by New Mexico Medicaid over the past two years alone for 7,327 abortions should alarm us all and motivate us to act! While we can't stop New Mexico Medicaid from funding abortions, we can work to prevent Michelle Lujan Grisham's latest attempt to force us as New Mexican citizens to pay for an abortion center that will cater to out of state women seeking to kill their children by voting pro-life. It is vital that each New Mexican of conscience is mobilized to help get pro-life candidates elected in November. Early voting is right around the corner so time is of the essence to volunteer your time, talents and treasure to the candidate of your choice who will stand for life and make sure that Lujan Grisham's nefarious plans don't come to fruition," stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.
Bud & Tara Shaver
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