Taxpayer-Funded University Employee Lobbies Students to Oppose Abortion Ban

State   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Nov 15, 2013   |   11:27AM   |   Albuquerque, NM

Last night, Students for Life of America (SFLA) received disturbing video footage showing an employee, Sarah Crawford, of the taxpayer-funded University of New Mexico lobbying students to vote against the Albuquerque Late Term Abortion Ban happening this Tuesday, November 19th.

Crawford works for the, supposedly neutral, University Women’s Resource Center under the Division of Student Affairs at UNM. Their Facebook page ( has ads to pro-abortion websites urging the UNM students to vote “No” on the late-term ban.

Samantha Serrano, founder and president of Students for Life at the University of New Mexico, told SFLA, “Earlier this semester, the UNM Women’s Resource Center was involved in setting up protest tables, among Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, when Abby Johnson spoke for our group on campus. On October 18th, we had one of our members attend the Women’s Resource Center ‘Trust Women’ film series to find out what they were promoting on campus. We were shocked when they actually told us to vote ‘No’ against the November 19th ABQ Late Term Abortion Ban.”

The Feminist Majority Foundation has flown in and just started a pro-abortion group on campus to counter Students for Life’s efforts. They have shuttles running every 30 minutes to get students to the early voting centers in order to vote against the bans. And the “facts” that they are spewing out are blatantly false.

Below is a short video our students complied of the evidence they’ve gathered so far. Sadly, we think this runs a lot deeper, but we’ve got to get out there and counter-act their work by calling more voters and knocking on more doors.



TAKE ACTION: Call the University of New Mexico’s President, Robert Frank, at 505-277-2626 or tweet him @Lobo_Pres and demand that the UNM Women’s Resource Center go back to what it should be doing – helping girls on campus, not lobbying for late-term abortions.