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Hospital halts training program with late term abortion clinic which provides “fetal tissue”

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortion Training, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd, former abortionist, Late term abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by saynsumthn

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A New Mexico University has halted a training program using doctors from a late term abortion clinic which provides the University with fetal tissue for research. The Albuquerque Journal newspaper has reported that the University of New Mexico (UNM), which is a publicly-funded institution, has cut ties with Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), a late-term abortion facility owned by Texas abortionist Curtis Boyd and has been the subject if a previous undercover sting conducted by Live Action. The abortionist is one of a handful of doctors in the country that performs abortions in the third trimester. He claims to be a former Baptist minister and admits that he knows he “is killing.” Southwestern Women’s has a location in Dallas and one in Albuquerque.

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Pro-lifers Tara and Bud Shaver who founded the pro-life group, ProtestABQ, have diligently exposed the late term clinic for years. In July, Tara Shaver filed a formal criminal complaint with the Attorney General of New Mexico asking for a complete and thorough investigation of Boyd’s clinic following revelations that Planned Parenthood was taking part in a gruesome baby parts operation. Shaver indicated Boyd was also using the body parts of babies he aborted for research. She based her allegations on documents obtained by prolifewitness.org indicating SWO staff members are, “ in fact, harvesting baby body parts for use in medical research.”

The documents included copies Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) informed consent paperwork which every abortion patient must sign indicating that Boyd and (SWO) may be using aborted babies in medical research.

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The 2015 consent form (image above) states:

    “I understand that the pregnancy tissue will be removed from my body during this procedure. The pregnancy tissue may be examined here at the Clinic and the Clinic doctors may dispose of the tissue according to the law. The pregnancy tissue may be used for medical research.”

This consent form from 2012 (image below) says, “tissue and parts will be removed during the procedure.”

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The form goes on to state, “and I consent to their examination and their use in medical research and their disposal by the clinic and/or physician in the manner they deem appropriate.”

Protest ABQ pointed out that New Mexico has a law prohibiting the selling of body parts. But despite the law, UNMH officials admitted to the Journal that they have been accepting fetal tissue from Boyd’s clinic for a decade claiming the abortionist is not paid for the baby body parts. In addition, Dr. Richard Larson, executive vice chancellor and vice chancellor for research at the UNMHSC, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, told the Journal that Boyd’s clinic is the school’s only supplier of fetal tissue.

To justify the use of dead children in the late gestational age, Larson told the Journal that the “fetal tissue” they collect from Boyd will, “reduce the mortality of premature babies, especially these extremely premature babies.” Officials also claim that their grisly research will reduce the likelihood of blindness, cognitive defects and other anomalies found in newborns between 24 and 30 weeks, the same age as the babies Boyd kills. In a May 2015 letter to UNMH, the Journal reports that Boyd specified that in abortions of less than 20 weeks, his doctors use “aspiration, dilation and evacuation.” Abortions after 20 weeks involve “feticide” by injecting the fetus with the drug Digoxin, Boyd’s letter states.

Images: Albuquerque Journal

Images: Albuquerque Journal

University officials still find the use of “fetal tissue” acceptable. What they are now publicly distancing themselves from is their training program with Boyd’s clinic and fellow abortionists staff who were described as “faculty” under the training agreements with UNM. The decision by UNMHSC officials to no longer send medical fellows or residents to Boyd’s clinic, follows a letter from New Mexico state Rep. Rod Montoya and other legislators who questioned top Health Sciences Center officials last July about the relationship with Boyd’s clinic and the use of “body parts” from women who have abortions there, the paper states. Montoya told the Journal that the argument could be made that the residents and fellows were helping the clinic augment its staffing for abortions.

“Initially, it had the appearance of being a transaction of sorts,” Montoya said, according to the Journal. “Of staffing in return for the body parts. That’s the appearance, and I informed them, ‘that’s how it appears to me,’ ” adding that he is concerned that there is no oversight of abortion clinics in the state.

“We know that the vast majority of New Mexicans believe we should not have a free-for-all when it comes to abortion
,” the Representative said.

In addition to the using fetal tissue for research in New Mexico a former employee of Boyd’s testified that he also had an agreement with the Director of Fetal Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center to use “large babies” for fetal research there. The former staffer, Nita Whitten, made this statement at a “Meet the Abortion Providers” workshop sponsored by the Pro-life Action League of Chicago, directed by Joe Scheidler:

“One thing that happened at the clinic that I worked at that was incredibly devastating, right before I left. Dr. Boyd had made an agreement with a doctor, and I cannot name this doctor because I just don’t think it would be wise to name him today, but he was the Director of Fetal Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at that time. He had made an agreement with this doctor to give him our large babies for him to do fetal research on. They did this, and I believe at the time, it was against the law. I don’t know if it is now, and I’m not familiar with the legal terms because I’m not a lawyer, but I remember we were told not to tell anyone, and they only came in secret to get the babies…He had them come in and they dissected a baby for us in our lab room so we could see what they were doing with the body parts. They did that right there and everybody filed in and looked. I looked at it. I pretended like I was being brave and walked out. It made me sick.”

Bud Shaver described the University’s “fetal tissue research” program as unethical and immoral and said that he is now calling for them to cut all ties with the late term abortion doctor, “The University of New Mexico (UNM) has been caught red handed trafficking and using baby body parts for their medical research,” he told Saynsumthn.

“This is unethical and immoral which is why Protest ABQ is calling for UNM to cut all ties with Curtis Boyd at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) which is their sole provider of baby remains. The fact that the residency training rotation has been stopped at SWO is merely a bandaid on the bigger problem which is UNM’s overall radical abortion agenda which is what Protest ABQ is demanding UNM to halt,” he added.

Read the Journal’s report here.

Pro-life group to Mayor: Work on removing late term abortion reputation instead of silencing pro-life people

Posted in Protest ABQ with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Mayor of a New Mexico city has called out a pro-life group for showing the truth of abortion and they replied by accusing the mayor of doing nothing to end late term abortions in their city.

ProtestABQ recently drove their pro-life “truth truck” into the Albuquerque neighborhood of Democratic City Council Candidate Pat Davis to expose how he supports killing children in the womb and what that looks like.

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Mayor Richard Berry, who calls himself pro-life, is getting heat from residents who say they do not want the images in their neighborhood.

So, instead of calling out the pro-abortion politician, the mayor posted a YouTube video to call for ProtestABQ to stop driving their truth trucks into Davis’ neighborhood.

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    “What I’m doing today is asking them to stop that activity,” he said.

    “There’s nothing we can find that would legally stop them from doing this,” Berry said. “But I’m standing up as a mayor and asking them to advocate for a position, but in a way that’s respectful for our kids in our community, Mayor Berry told KRQE.

Tara Shaver, spokesperson for ProtestABQ responded to the Mayor’s video:

    “The reason why Protest ABQ has resorted to what some people consider extreme tactics is a direct result of Mayor Berry’s lack of action regarding the out of control abortion industry and his very own city. Mayor Berry as well as our self proclamined pro-life Governor Susana Martinez have not lifted one finger to save even one preborn child’s life but instead allow children to be subjected to the brutal action the images we use capture. Instead of trying to silence and trample on our First Amendment constitutional rights, Mayor Berry should work on removing Albuquerque’s shameful reputation of being the late term abortion capital of the nation. Instead of siding with pro-choice interests he should work to fulfill the responsibilities that his constituents elected him to fulfill.”

Shaver is referring to the late term abortion facility operated by abortionist Curtis Boyd. Protest ABQ recently accused Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options of possibly being involved in gruesome baby parts harvesting operations.

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While the media has been all over this story they refuse to show the public the truth of what abortion looks like. And now, thanks to this Mayor they are focusing more on the images than on the kids that are being slaughtered by abortion.

Pat Davis image credit Linkedin

Pat Davis image credit Linkedin

Meanwhile, the pro-abortion council hopeful called the tactic intimidation adding, “I don’t believe for a minute that city hall has any business getting between a woman and her doctor on medical issues, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree.”

Davis complained about the protest on his Facebook page, writing:

    For the second day in a row, my neighbors (and their kids) have endured these protests because I don’t believe city council has any business getting between a woman and her doctor.

    “Everyone has a right to participate in the political process, but this is unnecessary. Help me send a message by voting early (open now!) and volunteering to turn out our neighbors to vote.”

While a few people liked the post and approved of Davis’ pro-abortion position, one reasonable resident asked him a pointed question, writing,”Reality is gruesome to look at sometimes. Why are the images of what is going on more offensive than the actual activities?”

The trucks are not the only way ProtestABQ is getting out the message that Pat Davis is pro-abortion.

Earlier this month, they sent Albuquerque residents graphic mailers also exposing Davis’ abortion positions.

The message read:

    Pat Davis: Too extreme for City Council District 6, and you can expect more of this if he’s elected.
    Davis champions this…

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According to Bud Shaver, the mailer was meant to be graphic because, as the mailer states:

    While Davis claims to be “progressive” he really champions archaic practices such a late-term abortion. Davis will not bring progress to ABQ but instead, he will ensure that barbaric late-term abortions will continue in our city.

    A vote for Pat Davis is a vote against the women and children of Albuquerque.

The residents of Albuquerque deserve to know where aspiring politicians stand on pre-born child killing,” Shaver added.

The election will be held October 6th.

Protest ABQ has worked tirelessly in New Mexico to close the infamous Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion facility operated by abortionist Curtis Boyd. They have also worked to pass strict abortion laws educating the public with truth trucks that show what abortion does to unborn babies.

All day pro-life event held over major highways in two states

Posted in Pro-life Waco with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

Drivers were greeted with signs about abortion throughout the day Tuesday as pro-lifers held their dusk to dawn outreach over two major interstates in two states.

In Waco, Texas messages calling for the closing of “Planned Parenthood” and reading “Abortion is not okay” were stationed over the I35 overpass near Baylor University.

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Organizer John Pisciotta called the event, which began at 7am and continued until 7:00pm very successful.

Pisciotta is the director of Pro-life Waco and has been holding these outreaches monthly since the January anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Tuesday’s outreach was the first time the group held an event from “dusk to dawn,” spreading the pro-life message to an estimated 100,000 commuters throughout the day.

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People near the busy highway took to twitter to express their views of the outreach. What appeared to be a student tweeted,”I wish the anti abortion protesters would take down the honk if you agree sign over 35. Some of us have to study…”

While a supporter of the event who either worked or lived nearby wrote this:

    “When there’s a sign outside ur window telling everyone on I-35 to honk if they’re against abortion 🙂 !!!! #blessed”

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Meanwhile in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ProtestABQ held a similar event at an overpass over 125. ProtestABQ spokesperson Bud Shaver, said that, although he has done these outreaches before, he met resistance from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) after the group clipped their banners to the overpass.

Calling the banners “hazardous obstruction in the the right of way, interfering with traffic…” the New Mexico Department of Transportation removed the signs while New Mexico State Police looked on.

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“Protest ABQ prevailed and refused to allow our peaceful, law abiding overpass protest to be shut down by the New Mexico DOT and New Mexico State Police,
” Shaver stated.

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Shaver said that at one point the City Engineer claimed that his banner stating #PlannedParenthood Sells Baby Parts,” was compromising the integrity of the bridge.


“When I appealed to NM State Police to protect my free speech rights the officer replied, “They don’t want your signs on their bridge,
” Shaver stated.

Shaver reported that the outreach was permitted to continue as long as the activists held their pro-life signs.


“It is our hope that thousands will see the truth and have a change of heart as a result of our overpass protests,
” Shaver said.

( Photo Credit: Pro-life Waco and Protest ABQ)

Pro-choice duo flees scene after attacking pro-life demonstrators

Posted in pro-choice violence, Pro-life Waco with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

This blog has been covering the pro-life overpass demonstrations since they began in Waco, Texas earlier this year.

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The events have been successful and now pro-lifers across the nation are organizing overpass demonstrations to draw attention to the unborn in the womb, nationwide.

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But, this is not sitting well with abortion rights advocates who hate dissent against the abortion-on-demand position.

This week, in Albuquerque, NM an abortion rights activist ripped down the pro-life signs from the members of Protest ABQ were at one demonstration and then threw them over the highway overpass where the demonstration was held.

She did this with her son, both adults, although they did not act like adults, without any concern for who the signs might hit on their way to the ground.

It is not surprising that those who support and condone this barbaric act want to cover up their choice and violently lash out at those who are advocates for these defenseless children,” said Bud Shaver who organized the protest.

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According to the pro-life group, during the demonstration, the woman – acting as the “sign police” and her son began verbally berating members of Protest ABQ and then the woman proceeded to take down the signs and then threw them from the overpass. The incident was captured on video.

The woman also grabbed the phone that was recording the incident and then threw it from the overpass!

Thankfully the phone was located and now the pro-choice activist has had her actions recorded on video for all to see:

For more on this attack click here.

And yes…police were called but the elusive abortion duo fled before they could arrive!

Hillary Clinton greeted with graphic abortion victim pics at ABQ fundraiser

Posted in Hillary clinton with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2015 by saynsumthn

Waiving #NoToHillary signs, a group of pro-lifers showed the 2016 Democrat presidential hopeful what abortion really looks like.

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According to a tweet by former Albuquerque mayor Martin Chavez, Hillary Clinton appeared at a fundraising breakfast on June 3 at the house of Ed Romero, a former U.S. Ambassador to Spain.

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According to the ABQJournal, a $2,700 donation got Clinton supporters breakfast and a chance to hear her speak. Those who raised 10 times that amount for Clinton’s campaign, or $27,000, can attend a separate host reception with the candidate and gain membership to the “Hillstarters” program.

Hillary Clinton is a long time advocate of abortion who once said she admired the racist founder of Planned Parenthood.

Bud Shaver with the pro-life group, Protest ABQ‘ posted these images of how they greeted Hillary Clinton this morning:

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You might think the pictures of abortion victims are very graphic, however, Hillary Clinton believes killing the babies is perfectly fine.

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In contrast, while Hillary is okay with the dismemberment of unborn human children she will advocate for elephants using similar graphic images- go figure!! (See here)

Meanwhile, Hillary’s appeal to women may be lacking. According to the New York Post, Hillary’s “women only” event in the state was opened up to men after only 50 women showed up.

Read more about the ABQ event – here.

Pro-choicer uses vehicle as weapon against pro-lifers in ABQ

Posted in pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

Pro-life protesters in Albuquerque say that a truck jumped the curb and ran over their pro-life signs.

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According to a facebook and twitter post from Bud Shaver of Protest ABQ and Project Defending Life, “PRO LIFE DISPLAY DESTROYED AS TRUCK JUMPS CURB AND RUNS OVER DISPLAY AND SPED OFF…Silver SUV with New Mexico Plate: 689 RTB…APD contacted and in route!

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According to Shaver, he was at the University of New Mexico’s free standing abortion clinic – UNM Center for Reproductive Health. The UNMCRH does abortions up to 22 weeks and they train UNM residents to do abortions there!

Read more about this abortion haven here!

Shaver later posted, “Police report filed, APD is going to pay the driver a visit, and our signs are back up! My brand new signs are now officially broken in. Welcome to the ProLife Movement…Baptism by fire!”

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Shaver told Saynsumthn that, “We recently launched a public awareness campaign Protest ABQ to exposé and hold accountable those that are keeping abortion in our state http://www.protestabq.com”.

According to their website, Protest ABQ is a campaign designed to “end “Preborn” Child Killing in ABQ and in NM.”

No one was hurt in the attack !

Pro-life activist attacked outside abortion clinic, pro-choice activist arrested for assault !

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Worders, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Posted at: 07/06/2011 10:24 PM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Danielle Flores, KOB.com

An anti-abortion protestor was attacked outside an abortion clinic in Albuquerque on Tuesday and the incident was caught on tape.

The victim, an activist, said the attack was unprovoked.

Bud Shaver said he was in the middle of a conversation with a woman, when he said she started kicking him and then cut his head with her keys.

“We were having a good conversation then all of a sudden she just started kicking me,” Shaver said.

The video, posted on YouTube.com, shows a woman yelling and hitting two people

. “She just started escalating into throwing punches with her fist and she had keys in her hands,” Shaver said.

He added that the whole thing happened so quickly, all he could do was defend himself. “There was nothing we could do, the only thing we could do was withstand the blows.”

In the YouTube video, Shaver shows the cut, calling it a “pretty significant wound.” It’s labeled on the video as a “deep bleeding gash.”

KOB Eyewitness News 4 got a look at the cut the day after the incident, showing a much improved laceration.

Heather Mills asked Shaver, “Do you think you’re blowing it a little out of proportion with the dangerousness of this attack?” Shaver told her, “No, the reason we responded the way we did with EMT and 9-11 was because my head was bleeding. I mean there was blood. I didn’t know the extent of the injuries that I had received.”

Albuquerque police said they receive a lot of complaints about Shaver’s protests at Southwestern Women’s Options, mostly because of the graphic nature of his signs.

APD officer Robert Gibbs said ultimately, it comes down to Shaver’s right to free speech.

“He was exercising his free speech that we are all allowed to with the First Amendment. That doesn’t mean you can get up and hit somebody or batter somebody,” Gibbs said.

APD said a criminal summons will be filed for the woman in the video.

She will be charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of battery.

APD expects those charges to be filed on Thursday and at that point they will release the woman’s name.

Southwestern Women’s Options decided not to comment on this story, but said Shaver protests at the clinic regularly.

According to Operation Rescue….the pro-choice attacker has been arrested by police:

An Albuquerque woman who violently attacked peaceful pro-life activists outside a late-tern abortion clinic on Tuesday has been apprehended by Albuquerque Police and charged with one count of battery and one count of aggravated battery. Police have not yet released her name.

“I received a call from the Assistant Police Chief, and was informed as to the status of the investigation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “After that discussion, I was impressed at the professionalism of the Albuquerque Police and their commitment to stop violence like this in their community. We have been guaranteed that the woman will face a judge and be held accountable for her actions. We really appreciate the hard work they are doing to keep everyone safe.”

Shaver, who works with Project Defend Life, began videotaping after the attack began, but images he captured show an angry and violent flurry of punches and kicks as the pro-lifers threw up their arms in a defensive posture. After the attack, the woman walked into the abortion clinic but left a few moments later.

Previously, other attacks on pro-life activists included a man threatening them with a gun and another person who jumped the curb in an attempt to run over peaceful men and women.

Ironically, this attack occurred just days after Operation Rescue released a powerful 911 recording made from another abortion clinic in Albuquerque, UNM Center for Reproductive Health, where a woman could clearly be heard struggling for life.

Operation Rescue has also obtained a series of 911 emergency recordings made from Southwestern Women’s Options where the violent attack took place that clearly indicate life-threatening abortion complications that required emergency hospitalization. OR plans to release the first of these recordings later this week.