Sponsored By Protest ABQ & Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest
The battle to defund the nation's largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, has turned RED HOT.
Pro-life leaders in Washington are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded RIGHT NOW, as the 115th Congress takes office.
But to do it, they need pro-lifers like YOU to show strong grassroots support, all across the country, for stripping Planned Parenthood of their massive taxpayer subsidy.
That's why Albuquerque is joining the National Protest Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood, taking place at PP centers all over the United States on February 11.
Join tens of thousands of pro-lifers nationwide in building a groundswell of support for the immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Here are all the details:
EVENT: National Defund PP Protest Rally in Albuquerque
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Facebook Event Page (Please Join and Share)
Come out February 11, and bring your friends -- we need all hands on deck if we're going to win this historic pro-life battle.
Defunding Planned Parenthood would be the greatest pro-life victory in a generation. Within months, they could be shutting down centers all over the country!
Do your part to win this victory by spreading the word about the big nationwide Defund PP rally and joining your fellow pro-lifers in Albuquerque on February 11!
By Tara Shaver,
Albuquerque, NM- Today over 100 people gathered in front of Albuquerque's Planned Parenthood to stand in solidarity with those marching for life in Washington D.C. This was completely grassroots. It was sponsored by all of us who want to stand up and give a voice to the voiceless.
Many woman today told us that those who vulgarly and hatefully raged against President Trump last week did not represent them. We also heard that many people feel a sense of hope for true and positive change with the new administration that is heeding the voice of "We the people."
It is a beautiful thing when people spontaneously desire to come together in unity and stand for life, today was just another example of how that is possible in New Mexico.
The next major protest at Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque will be a nationwide call to #DefundPP. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
#DefundPP Protest Albuquerque: Sponsored by ProtestABQ.com
When: Saturday, February 11th
Where: 701 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Contact: Tara, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Pastor Manny's team- Las Cruces, NM 2014)
By Tara Shaver
Las Cruces, NM- Coalition For Life of Las Cruces announced that Whole Woman's Health abortion facility has closed its doors! One less abortion facility in New Mexico is a huge victory for the pro-life community and is the result of the hard work of many activists who worked to expose this place of death over the past two years. Coalition For Life of Las Cruces has done terrific work keeping the pressure on this facility and are witnessing the fruit of their labor.
When Protest ABQ learned that the opening of this facility had been scheduled back in 2014, our friends Pastor Manny and Grace Lardizabal took a team of prayer warriors to Southern New Mexico to cover the city of Las Cruces in prayer. Their team also conducted public outreach in the neighborhoods of Las Cruces and surrounding communities, including Dona Ana, St. Theresa then across the state border to Anthony and El Paso, Texas. Referencing Nehemiah 4:7-8, Grace stated,
“We covered the borders in prayer. Because of them, we made our prayers to our God and set a watch against them day and night.”
The facility took an extra month to get it together and open up shop. Once Whole Woman's Health did finally open we did an undercover investigation and found them to be operating without a proper city required permit. Like other abortion facilities in this nation, Whole Woman's Health didn't think that laws applied to them which raised many red flags very early on. We also uncovered their abortionist was a circuit rider who traveled to Las Cruces from Arizona each week to perform the abortions.
"With all of the mismanagement and an out of state abortionist, in addition to a well mobilized pro-life community, it is no surprise that this facility failed. Ultimately we know that lives will be saved due to this abortion clinic closing and it's our prayer that we will continue to see more New Mexico abortion facilities close in the future," stated Bud Shaver.
This is the third abortion clinic to close in New Mexico over the past six years. In 2011 Bruce Ferguson closed his abortion clinic located in Albuquerque, New Mexico according to him for his own..."sanity."
Also, in 2011, Santa Fe abortionist Lucia Cies retired and closed down the only clinic in Santa Fe offering abortions. Santa Fe remained abortion free until we uncovered that nurse practitioner, Vivianne Clark working for Planned Parenthood of Santa Fe was being reimbursed for abortions that she was doing illegally. Protest ABQ filed a complaint with the New Mexico nursing board, that compliant is still pending.
In 2014, the University of New Mexico relocated their free-standing abortion clinic, according to them, "Because we are being protested!" Peaceful protests and having an active presence at abortion killing centers does close them down and when abortion facilities do close, lives are saved.
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...by hosting Protest ABQ
By Tara Shaver
Los Lunas, NM- San Clemente Parish in Los Lunas, New Mexico raised the pro-life bar for churches on this Sunday anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, January 22, 2017... by hosting Protest ABQ. They didn't just mention abortion from the pulpit or simply preach a pro-life sermon... They set up an Abortion Holocaust Museum in their church and had a 45 minute presentation led by their youth group titled, "The Silent Holocaust". That's how you reset the pro-life church bar for 2017!
Our family was very encouraged by this special presentation and by the zeal of the young people who are passionately pursuing a culture of life. Please join us in praying that our youth will continue to rise up and be a voice for the voiceless in this nation.
Read Operation Rescue's encouraging latest report: Roe v. Wade Fade: Six States Have Only One Remaining Abortion Facility
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, Sen. John Sapien 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.
(New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas)
By Tara Shaver,
Albuquerque, NM- Congressman Steve Pearce (R- District 2) issued a statement today in response to the Select Panel on Infant Lives' final report and second criminal referral that was given to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. Pearce urges state and University of New Mexico leaders to address violations that have been uncovered by the panel over the course of their year long investigation.
Protest ABQ appreciates Congressman Pearce's public leadership and his demand for accountability. Respecting human life and ensuring that the rule of law is equally applied is relevant to New Mexico and we stand with Congressman Pearce when he states,
I am here to remind UNM, SWWO, and NM Attorney General Hector Balderas that respecting human life is relevant. I am here to remind them that as a taxpayer funded institution, upholding the law and punishing violators is relevant.
Protest ABQ filed an initial complaint with the AG's office over 500 days ago, In addition to our citizen filed complaint, Attorney General Balderas now has two congressional criminal referrals before him with regard to Southwestern Women's Options late term abortion facility and the University of New Mexico's involvement with the trafficking of aborted baby remains for experimental research, lack of informed consent, and potential local and federal law violations.
Congressman Pearce continues,
We have reached a critical point where UNM and the NM Attorney General must decide if the rule of law applies to everyone, or if they will remain silent and let the negligence of laws and human life become the status quo. The laws of fetal tissue procurement are exact and prescriptive, and by their own admission UNM and SWWO either don’t know the laws or don’t care about them. It is time for the leaders of UNM and the New Mexico Attorney General to ensure that illegal and unethical conduct at the expense of innocent New Mexicans is investigated and met with just punishment.
Protest ABQ has been critical of Republican leadership for their silent indifference in the face of the barbaric treatment of New Mexico's children living in the womb. In addition, Protest ABQ has also called out Catholic Democrats for putting their party before their faith by promoting a radical abortion agenda in New Mexico. This troubling combination has contributed in New Mexico's shameful status as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of the country and is now embroiled in a national scandal involving the trafficking in human baby body parts at the demand of the University of New Mexico for their experimental research programs.
Father Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest issued the following statement,
It is stunning how silent political and church leaders have been about UNM's full term abortion business and relations as well as many other immoral activities undertaken by the university. Republicans are supposed to be prolife and our churches are supposed to be moral watchtowers. Equally shocking is the silence of these leaders about Catholic Democrat NM AG Hector Balderas' failure to do his job and investigate the long list of complaints brought forth against UNM. Thank you, Congressman Pearce for leading the effort to shed light on Balderas and UNM," stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Priests for Life.
Read Congressman Steve Pearce's full press release below:
Pearce Urges UNM Board of Regents, New Mexico Attorney General to Uphold Laws and Respect for Human Life
By Tara Shaver,
Albuquerque, NM- The Select Panel on Infant Lives has issued their final 471 page report after a year long in depth investigation into the trafficking of aborted fetal remains throughout the nation. This investigation has uncovered so much and produced vital information that has culminated in various criminal referrals including to our own New Mexico Attorney General.
Protest ABQ applauds the work of the House Select Panel and would also like to acknowledge the real unsung heroes of this entire investigation, our friends and mentors Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger. This report vindicates decades of their tireless research revealing abortion abuses nationwide. In fact, it was Operation Rescue who deployed us to New Mexico in 2010 and have collaborated with us on various projects and the filing of subsequent complaints that have helped lay the foundation for the break through of exposure that has taken place.
"In 2011 when we published our first article exposing the University of New Mexico's (UNM) radical abortion agenda, we had no idea that 5 years later New Mexico would be at the heart of a congressional investigation. Little did we know that the congressional panel would validate what we have said all along, that UNM is the heart of the abortion cartel in the state and that late term abortions are a common occurrence in our city of Albuquerque. We remember the days when we first arrived in New Mexico and very few people believed that late term abortions occurred let alone that UNM was involved in moving forward a radical abortion agenda," stated Bud Shaver, Executive Director of Protest ABQ.
The Panel's investigation revealed in part, the following:
- The Panel identified several research institutions across the United States, mostly state universities and virtually all recipients of federal as well as state funding, that have formed a close relationship with one or more abortion clinics.
The House Select Panel also included recommendations in this final report that include but are not limited to, defunding Planned Parenthood of government funding and passing a law to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
The University of New Mexico is a publicly funded institution and as such taxpayers should be afforded transparency and accountability in light of the panel's findings and criminal referral to the New Mexico Attorney General. Protest ABQ has launched a campaign to urge Attorney General Hector Balderas to investigate and prosecute SWO and UNM. We have sent postcards throughout the state alerting constituents that he has two criminal complaints on his desk and has been unresponsive as to the status of these complaints. It is our hope that justice will finally be served on behalf of the ultimate victims of abortion, the pre-born children.
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