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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

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

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd, National Abortion Federation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2011 by saynsumthn

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.“

Here

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…

Ordained Minister turned Dallas Abortion doctor: ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

Posted in Abortion, Abortionist, Curtis Boyd, Late term abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Second Trimester Abortion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2009 by saynsumthn

Clinic expands, provides only late-term abortions in N. Texas

Boyd WFAA Article

WFAA November 4, 2009

By JASON WHITELY / WFAA-TV

November 4th, 2009

DALLAS – Dr. Curtis Boyd, who opened the first abortion clinic in North Texas 36 years ago, has expanded his practice and now provides a rare more controversial procedure known as a late-term abortion for women up to six months pregnant.

I’ve been working day and night to get this open,” he said when asked why he saw a need for such a procedure.

Dr. Boyd opened the Fairmount Center, Texas’ first abortion clinic, in 1973.

But, after 36 years, his practice has outgrown the small office at Fairmount Street and Cedar Springs Road near Uptown.

He merged the clinic with Aaron Women’s Health Center and then reopened them both under a new umbrella known as the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center at Royal Lane and Greenville Avenue last week.

Unlike his other clinic, the new location is a surgery center, which means Boyd and his staff are now able to offer late-term abortions for women in their second trimester up to six months or 24-weeks pregnant.

For us, since we’ll be serving such a large area, we’ll probably see 2,000 second trimester abortions a year,” he projected.

This is the only place of its kind in North Texas. But, it’s controversial because the fetus in the second trimester is viable.

Before this opened, they’re flying to Albuquerque,” Boyd said of his patients. “They were flying to Kansas, flying to Colorado, sometimes they went to Atlanta. So, there are women who desperately need and want this service and it wasn’t available.

“It is not illegal,” conceded Karen Garnett, Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “But, just because something’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right. Slavery was legal and it wasn’t right. Segregation was legal but it wasn’t right. Abortion is legal but it’s not right.”

The Catholic Pro-Life Committee of Dallas relocated sidewalk counselors to the new clinic hoping to prevent women from going inside.

We feel that if people don’t see the other side then hearts will not be converted,” said Jackie Lee, a sidewalk counselor of seven years. “We’re here to convert hearts.”

Lee and her colleagues said their vigils at Dallas’ five abortion clinics have saved 3,500 pregnancies since 1997.

Boyd said he too has staggering numbers, especially since second trimester abortions. He estimates that since opening the state’s first clinic in 1973, his practice has performed 300,000 abortions.

At 72, Boyd is full of energy, vowing not to stop anytime soon. Those debating what he does vow the same.

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee plans a prayer vigil and memorial outside Boyd’s old facility to remember the pregnancies women aborted.

Preventing two abortions Tuesday, Garnett said the sidewalk counselors have remained successful at the new location.

Watch Video Here

Abortion doctor: ‘Am I killing? Yes, I am’

DALLAS – 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.

We see patients from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and across Texas,” he said.

Now, the doctor has made a jarring admission.

Am I killing?” Boyd said. “Yes, I am. I know that.

Boyd said he is an ordained Baptist minister who has now turned Unitarian. He said he prays often.

“I’ll ask that the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and understanding,” he said.

Those prayers are vastly different than the ones that are made by members of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee who gather outside his office in hopes to sway women seeking abortions.

Well, we’re certainly disappointed to hear any unborn child will be killed by abortion,” said Karen Garnett, with the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. “But, to hear it’s a late-term abortion in Dallas, once again, it’s particularly devastating.”

The doctor opened the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center last week on Greenville Avenue. By law, Boyd must have a surgery center in order to abort a fetus more than 16 weeks along.

But, opposition to the late-term abortions doesn’t just come from religious groups. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, whose district is where the surgery center resides, told News 8 he is troubled by the facility as well.

Boyd said he too has been troubled, but said his plight comes from the torment that drives patients to seek his services.

“The hardest ones are the young girls,” he said.

Girls as young as nine and ten have come to his clinic, he said.

Death threats have become a norm in Boyd’s life. He was a close friend of Dr. George Tiller, who was a Wichita, Kansas abortion doctor murdered in May.

I don’t want the fate that befell Dr. Tiller, but I’m not going to be deterred because what I’m doing is important,” he said.

Boyd said he tries to make his phone numbers and address as private as possible and has heavy security.


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” and “Violence by pro-choicers and abortion doctors still going on today:
– read here

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