Strategic Protests and other Public Awareness Efforts Directed at NM Attorney General, Hector Balderas Announced...
By Tara Shaver
Albuquerque, NM- One of the nations leading pro-life organizations, Operation Rescue has made an appeal to House Speaker, Paul Ryan urging him to extend the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives into the next Congressional session. This extension would allow the panel more time to complete their investigation into the illegal trafficking and selling of aborted baby remains by Planned Parenthood and others who have not fully cooperated with their investigation.
On June 23, 2016 the Select Panel on Infant Lives issued a criminal referral to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on the basis that the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women's Options have allegedly violated state and federal law regarding the transfer of fetal remains between these two entities in addition to other compelling findings throughout the course of their investigation.
This criminal referral was issued almost one year after Protest ABQ filed an initial formal complaint with Attorney General Balderas' office with reference to possible violations of state laws and concerns about the late-term abortion clinics consent forms that indicated the use of fetal tissue obtained during abortions that would later be used in medical research.
Attorney General Hector Balderas' office has stonewalled Protest ABQ's requests to receive updates regarding this complaint. Now that Balderas' office has been notified by two separate entities sharing the same concerns, the lack of action on their part is egregious. It is no secret that the University of New Mexico is directly in bed with the largest late term abortion facility in the nation and is procuring aborted baby remains from this facility in order to conduct experimental research on pre-born children.
Unfortunately, Balderas is showing the country what is fundamentally wrong with politics in New Mexico. Could it be that Balderas is using his current position as a stepping stone for higher political aspirations or is he just another pro-abortion Catholic that stands for an extremist ideology that exploits the most vulnerable people among us?
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest of Priests for Life issued the following statement,
"Attorney General Balderas is just one in the group of New Mexico Catholic Democrat elected officials who supports pre-born child killing throughout all nine months of pregnancy with no restrictions. We just removed one of their leaders, Michael Sanchez, from office. It is now time to focus on Balderas especially as he is most likely planning to run for Governor or another higher office.
For this reason Protest ABQ in conjunction with Operation Rescue, Priests for Life and other pro-life groups are launching a campaign to urge Balderas to prosecute UNM and Southwestern Women's Options, and to thoroughly investigate every act of alleged criminal conduct perpertrated by these entities.
The abortion cartel in New Mexico has been operating by it's own standards for far too long, and now the state's publicly funded university is involved in an unspeakable scandal of using aborted baby remains from one of the most notorious late term abortion facilities in the nation. This requires immediate action and without peaceful and prayerful pressure there may never be any progress in this matter of life and death that weighs heavily on the state.
Protest ABQ will lead strategic protests coupled with other public awareness efforts to ensure that Attorney General Balderas upholds and enforces the laws of New Mexico, for it is his duty to do so.