Project Defending Life sponsors and supports many local pro-life ministries. Click a ministry name below for more info or see the detailed list.
Welcome to Project Defending Life
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Project Defending Life (PDL) is a Catholic umbrella ministry in New Mexico that sponsors many pro-life ministries, with a special focus on ending all abortions. We maintain a pro-life chapel just 50 feet from a Planned Parenthood abortion center.
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Project Defending Life
625 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Late-Term Abortions Have Come to New Mexico
Albuquerque is now considered the Late-Term Abortion Capital of the world. Late-term abortions are overwhelmingly opposed by the vast majority of Americans. According to one Gallup Poll, 68% oppose second trimester abortions and a stunning 84% oppose third trimester abortions. That disapproval is reflected in the law. In most states, abortions after viability are either illegal or highly regulated. is legal to have an abortion up to the day of birth.
Get Involved with The Gabriel Project at Your Local Parish
The Gabriel Project helps any pregnant woman in crisis. Regardless of your circumstances; we offer monetary, emotional and spiritual support in your difficult time. Confidentially is maintained through our non-judgemental and loving atmosphere that offers hope and love through this seemingly difficult time. You can help babies and their moms by getting involved with The Gabriel Project in your local parish or by donating to Project Defending Life today. Here is more information and a list of Gabriel Project parishes.
Pro-Life Apologetics Training
Everyone is invited for pro-life apologetics training the first Saturday every month. Ever wonder what to say when faced with hard questions like “What about rape?” or “I think abortion should be allowed if the woman’s too poor”? Learn how to lovingly defend the pro-life message and bring a living face to the innocent unborn with our pro-life apologetics seminars and mentor training.
Ongoing Peaceful Prayer to End Abortion at Albuquerque Clinics
Join Bud Shaver and Phillip Leahy for peaceful prayer and public witness weekly, Tuesday through Friday at Planned Parenthood, Curtis Boyd’s SWO and UNM’s CRH. Prayers and witness are needed more than ever at these times because unborn babies are being aborted during these hours.
Founded by Local New Mexico Priest
Father Stephen Imbarrato is the founder and chaplain of Project Defending Life. He is a priest in the archdiocese of Santa Fe and a long-time pro-life activist. Father Imbarrato works with the PDL Board of Directors to oversee a growing staff of part-time volunteers in coordinating pro-life action in the areas of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Clergy Advisory Board
Project Defending Life is not affiliated with any church organization but we do work in close collaboration with Respect Life efforts at the parish and archdiocesan levels. Archbishop Michael Sheehan participates often in PDL events and chairs our Clergy Advisory Board
Project Defending Life seeks to forge alliances with other pro-life, pro-family, and pro-faith groups, locally and nationally. Please see our friends page for links to other worthwhile organizations of interest to pro-lifers.
- Tuesday Pro-Life Mass Tue Dec 10 12:10 pm Pro-life Mass every Tuesday at the Holy Innocents Chapel.
- Join Us for a Holy Spirit Devotion Wed Dec 11 7:00 pm Come join us in praying the chaplet to the Holy Spirit as well as adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
- Thursday Pro-Life Mass Thu Dec 12 12:10 pm Pro-life Mass every Thursday at the Holy Innocents Chapel.
- Join Us for a Holy Spirit Devotion Fri Dec 13 7:00 pm Come join us in praying the chaplet to the Holy Spirit as well as adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.