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New Mexico taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for abortions

Posted in Late term abortion, Medicaid abortion, Tax Payer Funding of Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2017 by saynsumthn

 

Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood can fund abortion-related services, facilities and staff. The process of fungibility was also explained in a Live Action video:

Previous Live Action News articles have shown how taxpayer dollars actually do fund abortions. According to the most recently available report from the state of California’s Medi-Cal program, public funds paid for more than 83,000 abortions in the state in 2014.

What about other states? In Minnesota, abortions have fallen to their lowest number in 35 years of reporting — but in 2015, taxpayer-funded abortions in the state increased almost 11 percent, with Planned Parenthood committing the largest portion of those procedures.

In Alaska, the Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics shows that while abortions in that state declined 5.5 percent from 2015 to 2016, tax funded abortions rose over 34 percent from 32.8 percent to 44.1 percent.

And now, we have information about taxpayer-funded abortions in New Mexico.

If you want to know where to get a taxpayer-funded abortion, look no further than an abortion facility’s website. Abortion is a business, which is why facilities publish all possible ways they can be paid for the services they offer — so I did some research by checking out the website for Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), one of the busiest abortion facilities in the state.

Southwestern Women’s Options is one of several centers that will kill a preborn baby through all nine months of pregnancy. As you see in the screen below, the facility website states: “New Mexico Medicaid covers medically necessary abortion procedures.”

So, what does “medically necessary” mean? As I described previously, to abortionists at an abortion business like Planned Parenthood, it means any and all abortions. Why should Southwestern Women’s Options, a notorious late-term abortion facility, think any differently?

New Mexico Southwestern Medicaid Abortion

Undercover calls made to SWO reveal that not only will the late term abortion facility bill abortions to the taxpayer, they will do it even if the person needing the procedure is a minor impregnated by an older relative. The caller in the video below tells a staff member at SWO that she is under 18 years old and later states that she is 16.

Asked how far along into the pregnancy she is, the caller states, “Um, I’m 26 weeks.”

The staff member finds out that the caller has no insurance — not even “New Mexico Medicaid,” according to the recording.

The caller is quoted a fee of $7,500 and is offered a 20 percent discount for assistance, leaving her with $6,000 to pay.

Caller: “If I had Medicaid, would that cover it?”

Abortion Clinic: “Yes.”

Caller: “Could I get Medicaid without my parents knowing?”

Clinic: “Um–there is uh–what’s called emergency pregnancy Medicaid… so you could try that…”

In yet another call, the investigator tells the facility that she is “about 26 weeks” and that there’s nothing medically wrong with “the pregnancy.”

She is then asked by the staff member if she has “insurance or Medicaid.”

Caller: “I do have the pregnancy Medicaid.”

Clinic:” So, if we would start this… next week… well actually Medicaid covers the abortion in the state of New Mexico…”

Caller: “How much is it? I’m just curious.”

Clinic: “Well, you are probably looking at a range from anywhere $8 to $9,000…”

According to the most recent published data from the New Mexico Department of Health for 2014, there were 3,347 abortions recorded by the state for that year, a slight increase of 2 percent from the 2013 numbers. By 2016, the Albuquerque Journal reported that New Mexico abortions had decreased 24 percent since 2010.

But those statistics may not paint the full picture.

According to the state, 2014 numbers only reflected abortions performed on New Mexico residents. Because of the state’s liberal laws regarding late-term abortions, women travel to New Mexico from other states to obtain abortions — and these statistics may not reflect the numbers of those women.

According to the Albuquerque Journal:

Abortions among New Mexico residents, especially women ages 19 and younger, are down dramatically since 2010, but the number of out-of-state women coming here for abortions has doubled in the past three years, according to newly compiled state data.

Nearly 20 percent of the roughly 4,500 abortions performed in New Mexico in 2014 involved women from out of state, according to state Department of Health data.

Tax dollars going directly into the pockets of abortion facilities is evidenced by another undercover call between a pro-life investigator and Southwestern Women’s Options, in which the caller tells the staff member she has New Mexico Medicaid and is approximately 30 weeks pregnant with a baby who has Down syndrome.

The SWO staffer, “Molly,” confirms that the facility would be able to do the three- to four-day procedure and bill the abortion to the taxpayer, via Medicaid.

The caller then asks “Molly” how much the procedure would cost as a self-pay, rather than Medicaid paid.

Clinic: “Out of pocket its anywhere from – it’s kind of – you’re looking at a range in between $10,000 and $16,000, somewhere around there…”

Caller: “But Medicaid does cover it 100 percent,right?”

Clinic: “Yes. Yes.”

A report published by Operation Rescue revealed that “in 2011, New Mexico taxpayers paid for 1,786 abortions, which amounted to $1,127,557.26.”

By 2012, data provided by the group Pro-life ABQ showed that the state had funded a total of 649 abortions (598 of which were late-term), costing taxpayers $177,361.32. (See a chart provided by Project Defending Life here.)

More recent data, provided by the pro-life group Pro-life ABQ to Operation Rescue, shows that by 2013, “811 abortions were billed to the state, costing taxpayers $160,007.51.”

Protest ABQ reported that by 2014, “$241,989.69 of tax dollars were used to pay for abortions in New Mexico.” The article does not estimate how many abortions that would have been.

OR’s article goes on to state that “[t]he largest portion of these abortions” was done at Southwestern Women’s Options:

SWO employs Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, who reside in California; their net income in 2013 from New Mexico Medicaid was $74,770.78 for performing 335 abortions.

The University of New Mexico performed 126 Medicaid funded abortions in 2013, which cost taxpayers $24,729.65.

According to a statement given by Abortion Free New Mexico, in 2015, New Mexico taxpayers spent $210,628.08 on abortions. (Tara Shaver, the group’s spokesperson, provided Live Action News with the 2015 taxpayer-funded abortion data obtained from the New Mexico State Human Services Department through an Inspection of Public Records Act request in March 2017.)

 

While the federal Hyde Amendment puts limits on taxpayer-funded abortions for only very specific reasons, states can use Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions however they choose.

The U.S. Senate is nearing its debate on defunding Planned Parenthood, the largest chain of abortion facilities in the country, which receives over $554 million state and federal tax dollars annually. Lawmakers should protect taxpayers from becoming complicit in over 320,000 abortions each year — by voting to defund Planned Parenthood permanently.

Contact your U.S. and state lawmakers to encourage them to reroute funding from Planned Parenthood to community health centers, and to urge them to stop funding abortions with taxpayer dollars.

Post cards expose who is responsible for UNM’s abortion business, says pro-life group

Posted in Protest ABQ with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2016 by saynsumthn

A New Mexico pro-life group has just released post cards (image below) to expose who they believe to be behind the abortion business going on at the University of New Mexico. The post card features Dr. Paul Roth and Dr. Eve Epsey.

Epsey was appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) at the University of New Mexico in 2014 is also the president of the Society for Family Planning.

Epsey has also been “honored” by the Physicians for Reproductive Health for which she is a former board member along with abortionist Curtis Boyd who ran a training program at the UNM. Epsey was also a 2014 recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, named after was the advocate of eugenics who founded the abortion business.

Paul ROth EPsey POst Card
​This postcard will be delivered by mail to multiple Albuquerque neighborhoods this weekend. The University of New Mexico is a publicly funded institution and the community deserves to know who is responsible for UNM’s radical abortion agenda.

    Bud and Tara Shaver who founded Protest ABQ, said that in 2010 the University of New Mexico placed Dr. Paul Roth in charge of their governing board. Dr. Roth is listed as the chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, on the school’s website.

    According to a report filed by Tara Shaver, in 2007, UNM launched its free-standing abortion clinic, the UNM Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH), which conducts abortions up to 22 weeks gestation, or over half way through pregnancy.

      In addition to this off-campus freestanding abortion clinic, there is also a clinic on campus performing abortions up to 11.5 weeks gestation. Known as the Family Practice Center, it offers specialized services in ObGyn through the Department of Family Practice at UNM.

      Essentially UNM is running two abortions clinics…

      UNM is currently one of 68 universities that participate in the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program in Abortion and Family Planning. The Ryan Program, founded in 1999, is a national initiative whose mission is to embed abortion training into residency programs throughout the United States and Canada.

    In 2014, members of Project Defending Life met with UNM Regents, including the Board of Regents President Jack Fortner, and the Health Sciences Center Dean, Paul Roth, to express concerns about the blatant disregard for human life at UNM. Unfortunately, those meetings were to no avail.

    Now, according to Shaver, “The University of New Mexico (UNM) Board of Regents is attempting to dissolve the Health Sciences Center (HSC) board and demote Dr. Paul Roth (godfather of abortion at UNM).

      Could it be that the UNM Regents realize that the Health Sciences Center (HSC) under Dr. Paul Roth’s control has taken the UNM Health system in the wrong direction with Roth’s radically pro-abortion agenda?

    According to the New Mexico Political Report:

      [UNM Regents Rob Doughty] Doughty and [Marron] Lee’s authored changes removed Roth’s full oversight authority over HSC property, finances, staff and legal matters and subjected them to approval of UNM President Frank.

      Shortly before the Regents made a vote, Roth told the public that UNM President Frank would immediately reinstate Roth’s role as CEO. After the vote, Roth said in a statement that he was “grateful” to Frank “for clarifying that I will continue as CEO of the UNM Health System, with all of the responsibilities and authorities commensurate with that.”

      Doughty also told reporters after the vote that Roth stays in charge of the “day-to-day operations” of HSC. Still, an HSC spokesman told NM Political Report last week that HSC press relations were in the process of learning “what that entails.”

    Protest ABQ has released a statement that although the move is in the right direction, having Roth who allowed these abortion facilities at the University to continues in any roll is just not acceptable and reads:

    Back of Postcard

    Back of Postcard

    Some have criticized the UNM regents for acting so quickly to re-adjust leadership at UNM (even GOP leadership) by giving the President of the University, Robert Frank, appropriate authority while bringing Paul Roth more under control. It has been said that for the past five years the University has had two heads, these changes have “removed Roth’s full oversight authority over HSC property, finances, staff and legal matters and subjected them to approval of UNM President Frank.”

    For 5 years we have been exposing and applying pressure to those with the ability to end the abortion agenda at UNM. Whether the motivation for change at UNM was rooted in money, a new hospital or damage control due to Paul Roth’s leadership…It is hard for us to ignore the fact that UNM is currently under a congressional investigation regarding the use of fetal tissue and it’s abortion agenda has become widely known during Dr. Paul Roth’s tenure.

    It seems as though UNM leadership is moving in the right direction in order to make substantial change, however, Dr. Paul Roth is still the motivating force behind their radical abortion agenda. As Dean of the School of Medicine Roth was the highest authority in giving abortionist Eve Espey the promotion to Chair of the Obgyn department, even though her agenda is to promote abortion here and abroad. Espey also received the Margaret Sanger award in 2014.

    In order for UNM to completely abandon their pro-abortion agenda, a few things must be done. Roth and Espey must be terminated and now President Frank has the authority to bring the matter to the Regents for their approval. We are asking the public to contact President Frank and ask him to urge the regents to terminate the contracts of both Espey and Roth.

    Please join us in contacting UNM President Robert Frank

    *ACGME accreditation does not require that universities have their own free standing abortion facility

    “Not only does UNM embrace abortion and run a free standing abortion facility in Albuquerque performing abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy, they have also recently been caught red handed using aborted baby body parts in medical research. Are you comfortable with your tax dollars being used to kill and experiment on pre-born babies?”

    Please contact UNM President Robert Frank and ask him to urge the Board of Regents to terminate the contracts of Dr. Paul Roth and Dr. Eve Espey.

Planned Parenthood NOT only abortion clinic using ghoulish baby body parts operation say pro-lifers

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Abortion clinic, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-lifers in New Mexico claim Planned Parenthood is not the only abortion clinic participating in the ghoulish trade of aborted baby body parts of babies, they say they have proof.

The pro-life group made the claim at a press conference outside an Albuquerque Planned Parenthood.

Protest ABQ Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is not the only provider of abortions that’s willfully breaking a law to benefit their bottom line,” Tara Shaver, spokesperson for Protest ABQ stated.

“Since New Mexico again is the late term abortion capitol of the nation and Albuquerque is home to the largest later term abortion facility in the nation, we have grave reason for concern, “ she said.

Southwestern Womens fetal tissue aborted baby body parts abortion

Shaver brought to the press conference a consent form from Southwestern Women’s Options which may be the smoking gun proving that the grisly operation of using aborted children’s organs and tissue is systemic to the industry as a while.

SouthWestern Womens abortion

Whether it is the first, second, or third trimester, the Southwestern abortion chain advertises to women that they can end her pregnancy.

Southwestern Women’s has a location in Dallas and one in Albuquerque. The clinic is run by an abortionist who once acknowledged that “I am killing.”

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His name is Dr. Curtis Boyd, and he has been at the center of controversy for his statements and his late term abortions for a while.

A detailed report published by Operation Rescue mentions Boyd:

    Boyd decided to fill in the void left by the closure of Tiller‘s Wichita late-term abortion clinic last year, he set up shop in New Mexico, where there are no legal gestational age limits on abortions. The liberal make-up of the state government would make the passage of restrictive laws difficult. Boyd and his wife, Glenna, contribute heavily to pro-abortion candidates to insure that their business is protected from pro-life legislation. Boyd‘s late-term abortion clinic, Southwestern Women‘s Options, located near downtown Albuquerque, follows the same plan pioneered and perfected by Tiller. He even hired two of Tiller‘s former abortionists, Shelley Sella and Susan Robinson. Late-term abortions are long sometimes complex procedures, but the financial pay-off is great. Fees for post viability abortions can range from $5,000-$20,000, depending on the gestational age of the baby.

Live Action Carmen Landau abortion

An undercover sting conducted by Live Action quotes an unnamed counselor at the facility advising women to deliver their aborted babies in the toilet:

Abortion toilet Live Action

    “If we can’t catch it [delivery of the dead baby – the final stage of the abortion procedure] early enough, which has happened … then you’ll want to unlock the door to the hotel room, get your cell phone, and just sit on the toilet. You don’t have to look at anything … you can stay on the phone with us until the doctor and nurse get there”[.]

The video also shows an abortion counselor describing how she will inject the the 27-week preborn child claiming the child won’t will feel the lethal abortion injection. “[If the baby]’s bottom-down, it’ll insert through the baby’s bottom, [and] if it’s head-down, it’ll be inserted through the cranium.”

I don’t know if it’s developed enough to feel that,” she says. “It might be.”

Which brings me back to Shaver.

The abortion clinic consent form obtained by Shaver reveals that abortionist Boyd is collecting aborted baby body parts in the same way that Planned Parenthood has been caught doing.

Curtis Boyd abortion consent

The consent form from the second and third trimester abortion doctor tells women:

    “I understand that tissue and parts will be removed during the procedure, 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.”

Curtis Boyd aborted baby body parts

This form gives us clear indication Southwestern Women’s Options could be harvesting and selling baby body parts in New Mexico. Of great concern as well is the fact that these baby body parts, in order to be harvested, must be free of digoxin.”

Southwestern Womens fetal tissue aborted baby body parts abortion

“Digoxin is actually the drug that is used to cause a fetal heart attack in the second and third trimester abortion procedures that are performed every single week in Albuquerque.

“This means that babies in the latest stages of pregnancy, are likely to be partially birthed and then killed in the womb or…being born alive,” Shaver states.

Shaver points out that the University of New Mexico also does abortions and is a research university.

Shaver obtained the consent form from SWO where the abortion business admits that abortions after 18 weeks are more dangerous than live birth, which contradicts regular pro-abortion talking points.

abortion risk great curtis boyd

View it here.

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The undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood and produced by the Center for Medical Progress, has now gone viral, with several lawmakers calling for an investigation.

The shocking video shows top Planned Parenthood abortionist Deborah Nucatola explaining how she manipulates abortion procedures to ensure that specific heart, lungs, and other organs will be protected during the abortion procedure so they can be used for research.

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In their press conference, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life, Tara Shaver, Spokesperson for Protest ABQ, Pastor and Apostle Manny Lardizabal of New Mexico Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, and Pastor Eric Lamb, Associate Pastor at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque called for their state to not only investigate Planned Parenthood but Southwestern as well.

Recently, Eric Ferrero, vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, admitted that several Planned Parenthood abortion clinic’s participate in the trafficking of human baby body parts. In a response to the undercover video, Ferrero tried to make it look like a nice thing to do when he wrote :

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    At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.”

Years ago, the New York Times looked into the marketing of aborted baby parts and discovered researchers often turned to abortion clinics for their “specimens.” read about that here.

I had my #abortion here and regret it every day

Posted in post-abortion with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

This is being republished off Project Defending Life’s Facebook Page:

I Had my Abortion here

2012 was a rough year. I was engaged at the beginning and a broken woman by the end.

My engagement didn’t last long, and I was left as a single mother to my son, Triston. I fell into depression for 5 months, developing anxiety on top of that. On Mother’s Day I started going to church, hoping that would fill the void I felt… but it didn’t.

July 14th, I met a guy who I thought was the answer to my prayers. He was tall with an amazing smile, and dimples. We hit it off the moment we met! I felt no need to keep anything a secret from him; he accepted me and all my baggage. He treated me the way my ex-fiancé never had- I felt beautiful, wanted, and happy.

A month into our relationship I found out I was pregnant; August 10th to be exact. When I called him to tell him, he told me to go over so we could talk. I had also told my mother and she said I should be ashamed of myself for being pregnant. My first thought when I saw the two blue lines was ‘I can’t have this baby! I have to get an abortion’, but that mentality would change in a matter of hours. As I sat on his couch that evening I asked what are we gonna do? He responded with what do you mean what are we gonna do? There’s nothing to do. I was filled with relief and shock; he had accepted it! This guy, who I really hardly knew, was manning up to the situation. He truly was an answer to my prayers… so I thought.

That night he walked me to my car and hugged and kissed me, telling me he was gonna love me because I was holding his child. Two days later he was telling me I needed to have an abortion. Everything changed from there.

It took me 5 appointments till I went through with the abortion. The first was missed. The second and third I cancelled. The fourth I was told to leave and look into adoption, because I wasn’t going to be allowed to do it that day, in the emotional state I was in. The fifth I hid all emotions, telling myself this is what I HAD to do. This baby wasn’t wanted by anyone but me at this point. My father had even said abortion was something we don’t do in our family, but it was the best choice for me. But why for me?

I wanted my baby’s father to stop me that 10th day in October. I wanted him to just say STOP… and he did… 13 minutes too late. I knew the choice I was making wasn’t what I wanted, but I also knew I wanted all the drama and pain I was feeling to go away. The truth is the pain was barely about to start!

I hated myself after that day. I felt guilty, selfish, and ashamed. I was angry and hateful. I kept telling myself I was a baby killer, and I started drinking heavily for two weeks straight, not even putting myself on bed rest as I was advised to do. I wanted nothing to do with my already born son. I became violent with my mother, because I blamed her for not being supportive. I felt as if I had left my heart at the clinic with my baby.

I finally realized I needed help when I slit my wrists, and went to jail. I was angry at everyone around me, for no reason at all, except for my own hate I had for myself. I reached out to CareNet and got into peer counseling. I started healing with another post-abortive woman and forgave myself, as well as those I felt were involved in my abortion. I started going to church again and asked God to guide me and help me fulfill the destiny he had set for me.

I pray every day to have a voice for The Unborn, and although I’m still going through counseling and trying to continue the healing process, God has already put a pro-life organization in my path. They want me to share my story; give my testimony!
So here I am, 3 months later, openly talking about my abortion. I’m not ashamed of what I have done, but nor am I proud. I wanted Charlie Rose. I went to my doctor appointments, I had my ultrasound, I did the genetic testing, and we had picked out names. What happened that day to make me go through with it, I’ll ask myself forever. But God has forgiven me, and He’s let me see my daughter. I can’t beat myself up for a choice I can’t change. When I’m hurting I cry to Him, for the Lord is our healer.

If I can save a Beautiful Life from being taken, I’ll tell my story a million times!
– Jessica Duran

Listen to late term abortionist explain how they kill babies – SICK!

Posted in Late term abortion, Lila Rose, Live Action with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by saynsumthn

The video, titled “Profits from Pain,” features a new investigative recording from Southwestern Women’s Options Abortion clinic. The November 8 recording shows a Live Action investigator scheduling a 25-week abortion, which she is told is a “week-long procedure.”

Read more here

Church meets outside Late term abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion Clinics, Church, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , on October 14, 2013 by saynsumthn

Today is Sunday, where did you go to church today?

Some pro-lifers went to Late-Term abortion clinic SouthWestern Woman’s Options abortion clinic in New Mexico

Pastor Manny at Transformation Ministries is transforming more than just lives through the name and authority of Jesus Christ, he is transforming the box that we placed “Sunday Church Service!”

Pastor Manny SWO

He presented a powerful message from God’s Word and we prayed, sang, and had church service on a sidewalk in front of late-term abortion clinic SWO. This is how you light up the darkness.