University of New Mexico Regents Lobbied to Stop Abortion Biz

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 16, 2011   |   2:30PM   |   Santa Fe, NM

Pro-life advocates in New Mexico met with the University of New Mexico Board of Regents to discuss the University of New Mexico’s deep involvement in the abortion industry.

Tara Shaver of the group Project Defending Life has worked with officials at Operation Rescue to expose how tax money received by the University of New Mexico (UNM) flows freely to the university-run UNM Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH) abortion clinic in Albuquerque. The money is used for financing the UNMCRH abortion clinic training UNM medical residents in abortions techniques, particularly late-term abortions, and conducting experimental research on patients with regard to abortion, contraception and sterilization.

On Tuesday, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Project Defending Life and Tara Shaver, also with Project Defending Life, along with several other concerned citizens spoke before the UNM Board of Regents.

“Our main goal was to educate and inform the Regents about how women’s lives are being placed in danger as a result of the tax funded UNM Center for Reproductive Health abortion clinic,” Shaver stated.

Others shared their disdain regarding UNM’s current participation in providing abortions as well as the fact that the majority of abortions done in New Mexico are performed on Hispanic women.

Earlier this year Project Defending Life obtained three 911 recordings documenting serious life threatening abortion complications requiring three women to be rushed to UNM Hospital. These serious complications included: vomiting, seizures, a woman not breathing, being unresponsive and turning a grayish color.

Another woman endured an attempted abortion even though her 8 week old baby was not in her uterus, this is also known as an ectopic pregnancy.

Most recently, Project Defending Life has released an Expos√© revealing UNM’s abortion Resident Training Programs and the fact that New Mexico tax dollars are being used to fund their abortion agenda.

“We appreciate the opportunity given to us by UNM Board of Regents President, Jack Fortner to share our concerns about the safety of women as well as our desire for the University of New Mexico to protect and affirm all life,” Imbarrato said. “In addition, we would like to see everyone in leadership positions in the state of New Mexico, from the Governor on down, to urgently work to turn New Mexico into a safe haven for pre-born babies. New Mexico can no longer be seen as the abortion capital of the Southwest.”

“It is vitally important that the UNM Board of Regents know how dangerous this abortion facility is so that they will promptly act to protect the women of New Mexico,” said Imbarrato.


UNM President David Schmidly
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UNM Board of Regents President Jack Fortner
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