[Protest ABQ has been in the news in the past few days after Gov. Susana Martinez’s re-election campaign manager, Jay McCluskey, used profanity pro-life families with young children who were protesting in the public forum. Gov. Martinez and McCluskey have been urged to apologize for this outrageous behavior, but have yet to do so. Read about that here.
This is Part 1 of a 4-part series about Protest ABQ and their strategy to use the public forum to expose the horrors of abortion in the nation’s Late-term Abortion Capital. Operation Rescue wholeheartedly endorses their work. -OR Staff]
By Tara Shaver
Pro·test [ˈprōˌtest/] -verb. To declare by speaking out with words or action, expressing earnestly our disapproval.
ABQ…STOP THE KILLING!
We are in the 6th month of Protest ABQ and while we have been busy organizing and protesting in many different ways, we want pro-life supporters to understand the big picture and key components of this monumental effort.
The term “protest” sometimes bears negative connotations, but as can be seen from the simple dictionary definition, “protest” serves a noble purpose: “to declare by speaking out with words or action, expressing earnestly our disapproval.”
Our nation’s constitution ensures the right of every American citizen to peacefully and publicly assemble (protest) to voice our opinions and our concerns, whether or not the message is popular. In fact, this fundamental right to protest makes it possible for our community and our leaders to get a message it would hear NO OTHER WAY!
“Since 1973, the pro-life movement has primarily focused on abortion clinic outreach. However, this sole focus has limited our public presence, for the most part, to the sidewalks in front of these places of child killing,” said Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Protest ABQ Director. “It seems as if pro-lifers have been restricted to a 3 foot strip of sidewalk. We can’t step into the street and we can’t step onto the clinic property. Protest ABQ feels it is time for all pro-lifers everywhere to do what we and other groups are and have been doing: move onto Main Street and other public venues such as neighborhoods and in front of businesses and such, to show people the truth about pre-born child killing and to ‘protest’ this pre-born child killing through strategic and sustained protests everywhere in our country!”
Protest ABQ is dedicated to ending pre-born child killing in New Mexico by exposing and protesting those who support, condone, and profit from the shedding of this innocent blood.
Protest ABQ is inviting national pro-life organizations and individuals to join us in Albuquerque and do what their groups do best! We will feed and house those who come for as long as they want to stay and labor with us! Together we can STOP THE KILLING in Albuquerque as a step toward ending abortion across the country as these efforts are replicated in other communities.
National Protest; National Strike
Protest ABQ is also calling on national religious and pro-life leaders to call for and encourage all like-minded people to participate in a national strike for the end of the pre-born child killing in our country. Yes, this is what we are asking! We are encouraging all like-minded people throughout the country to protest in their localities as a lead-up to a national strike on Thursday, January 22, 2015, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, in order to capture the attention of the nation and to tell our elected state and federal leadership that we will not tolerate pre-born child killing any longer. It is time that the successful strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Polish Solidarity Movement led by Lech Walesa and Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko be implemented to end legalized child killing in the US!
Fr. Imbarrato urges immediate action. “Let this summer of 2014 be the summer of protests and let January 22, 2015, be the start of the national strike which shuts the country down so our governments and people understand the urgency of ending legalized pre-born child-killing in our country!”
Currently Protest ABQ has been working on several public awareness campaigns focusing on:
The University of New Mexico (UNM), the heart of the abortion industry in New Mexico. Specific abortion collaborators such as businesses and individuals that support or condone pre-born child killing. The abortionists themselves. Gov.Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor RJ Berry, both of whom have the power to restrict or end abortion in NM. However, through their refusal to act, they have shown that they condone this pre-born child killing.
We will go into each one of these strategic focuses and the proven strategies Protest ABQ is utilizing to raise awareness in our community through a sustained effort to STOP THE KILLING in our four part series:
Protest ABQ Part 2: “Effectively Utilizing Social Tension, to End the Pre-Born Child Killing in New Mexico”
Protest ABQ Part 3: “Exposing UNM, the Heart of Pre-Born Child Killing in New Mexico”
Protest ABQ Part 4: “We ALL Can Do More, Gov. Martinez has Done NOTHING to Stop Pre-Born Child Killing”