Late term North Texas abortionist under investigation in ABQ. More 911 calls show botched and dangerous abortion complications

Dr. Curtis Boyd is no stranger to controversy. In 1973, Boyd opened the Fairmount Center, which was the first abortion clinic in Texas. Boyd is the only doctor in North Texas who will perform late-term abortions to women up to six months pregnant.

In an interview with the Dallas WFAA station, the abortionist made a jarring admission. Am I killing?” Boyd said. “<em>Yes, I am. I know that.“


In Dallas, Boyd opened the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center on Greenville Avenue. Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center was founded by Boyd in 1973 as the Fairmount Center abortion clinic. Under this new licensure Boyd can now provide abortion services through 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Boyd also operates an abortion clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the same name: Southwestern Women’s Options.

Curtis Boyd, has been providing abortions in New Mexico since June 1972, shortly after abortion services were legalized in New Mexico. Boyd worked closely doing illegal abortions ( BREAKING THE LAW ) with Clergy Consultation.

Boyd was involved in establishing the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and is a founding member of the Federation’s Board of Directors. Boyd’s wife, Glenna Halvorson-Boyd has served on NAF’s Board of directors and as NAF’s President for two years (1984-1986).

The abortion clinic also has two of former Later Term abortionist Tiller’s employees working there: Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella.

In July, the pro-life group, Operation Rescue obtained a series of 911 calls placed from the ABQ Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) over a recent 15-month time span, which reveal a disturbing pattern of life-threatening abortion complications that routinely endanger the lives and health of women.

The first released 911 recording was placed on February 10, 2010. It indicates that SWO had just completed a second-trimester abortion on a 17-year old girl who suffered from a fever, a possible sign of infection, a rapid pulse, and uncontrolled bleeding.Complications mentioned on other 911 recordings included uncontrolled uterine bleeding, an incident of “heavy hemorrhaging”, and a uterine rupture. All patients required emergency transport to local hospitals.

But now Operation Rescue has release eight New Abortion 911 Tapes which reveal causalities, callousness, and cover-ups and a scandalous pattern of botched abortions at two Albuquerque abortion clinics.

Caller told by another clinic employee to “act dumb” to a dispatcher after expressing concerns over questions during a late-term abortion emergency.

The 13 calls show that life-threatening abortion complications requiring emergency assistance occur at the rate of one every 10 weeks.

The eight newly obtained calls were placed between November, 2008 and December, 2009, with six originating from Southwestern Women’s Options, owned by Curtis Boyd, and the UNM Center for Reproductive Health, an abortion clinic that acts as an abortion training grounds for the University of New Mexico.

As disturbing as the critical nature of these life-threatening emergencies are, perhaps more disturbing are the callous attitudes of some of the abortion workers and their willingness to cover up for the abortionists,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “The clinic workers are careful about how much information they revealed to the emergency dispatchers, and in many cases, even attempt to shift the blame for the complications onto the woman. Their general actions and attitudes toward the woman they just injured are despicable.”

One clinic worker from Southwestern Women’s Options expressed concern over the questions the 911 dispatcher was asking. While she thought she was on hold, this exchange took place:
SWO Employee: [Whispering] I don’t know – I don’t know what information he’s asking me.

Background Voice: Just talk to him – act dumb.

SWO Employee: [Whispering] Okay. Exactly. Yeah.

The latest tapes obtained under an open records act request made by Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life, who forwarded the recordings to Operation Rescue. They show women ranging in ages from 18 to 34 who were between 8 weeks and approximately 24 weeks pregnant. Complications included:

• Uterine rupture with heavy bleeding.
• A panic-stricken 18-yer old patient with chest pains, numbness, and a severe headache after a late-term abortion.
• Cervical laceration with hemorrhaging.
• Uncontrolled bleeding after first and second trimester abortions.
• Multiple seizures.
• Abortion on a woman with an undiagnosed ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.

“It’s just wrong for paramedics to have to clean up after these abortion quacks every ten weeks. We demand the immediate closure of the two Albuquerque clinics involved for the protection of the public“, said Sullenger.

Operation Rescue is preparing new complaints against the abortionists involved. Three abortionists from Southwestern Women’s Options, Curtis Boyd, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson are already under investigation by the New Mexico Medical Board.

To listen to the full audio recordings, read written transcripts, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) transcripts click here .

ABQ’s News 13, reports on the scrutiny:

Now the State’s Medical Board has opened an investigation into Boyd’s abortion clinic. ( Read here)

Abortionist Curtis Boyd is beloved by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) who tries to convince the public that the abortion industry cares about the safety of women:

This Statement is recorded in a National Abortion Federation Document:
Dr. Curtis Boyd, MD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
As a physician it never occurred to me to do an abortion. I didn’t know how. But as I continued to work with the church groups and to refer women out of the U.S. for abortions, those desperate women kept pleading, “But, Doctor, can’t you do something?” At first, the answer was obvious. Of course not. In their desperation, I’m sure that those women had no idea what they were asking of me. I would risk my medical license, my entire career, my young family’s well being, and my own freedom, if I performed an illegal abortion. Ultimately, I risked all those things which I held dear because I could no longer live with the knowledge that I could do something and I was choosing not to. Many of the doctors of conscience who have provided abortions though the years were moved to do so by the horrors of botched illegal abortions. I saw those ill and sometimes dying women in my medical training too. I was moved by their plight. But that was not what drove me to risk my career and sometimes my life. I was moved by the certain knowledge that women’s lives could be ruined when they could not abort a pregnancy.”

So – he was moved to tears for women but what happens to a person who sees this every day? ( Click Here) or this (Click Here)

Dr. Boyd – perhaps you should be concerned about the “Botched abortions” still going on today especially by YOU ! Will NAF Speak out and condemn this abortionist- I do not think so…

2 Responses to “Late term North Texas abortionist under investigation in ABQ. More 911 calls show botched and dangerous abortion complications”

  1. […] this year, Operation Rescue obtained 911 tapes through Freedom of Information requests, which contained the emergency calls placed by Southwest Women’s Options staff after botched abortions.   One such recorded call […]

  2. Dana Coker, PA-C Says:

    Sick of OR’s propaganda of misinformation in order to raise money for your leadership, at the expense of women’s health. Scare tactics, lies…. if there is a hell, you’ll be burning there for eternity. Surgical complications happen with any procedure, and abortion has one of the lowest complications rates of all procedures performed in this country. “Complication” does NOT mean it was “botched”. FU OR!!!!!

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