Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Mexico Ignores Deadly Botched Abortions

Pro-life groups have released emergency 911 calls initiated by abortion clinic workers, exposing the reality of botched abortions, which resulted in at least one death of the mother in New Mexico, where health officials have resisted a full investigation.

-- From "Abortion death reported at New Mexico clinic as state officials resist launching investigation" by Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews.com 8/23/11

The pro-life groups Operation Rescue and Project Defending Life both filed complaints with the New Mexico Medical Board concerning thirteen 911 calls from the University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health (UNMCRH) and Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), a late-term abortion mill operated by Texas abortionist Curtis Boyd.

Several of the calls describe profuse bleeding and other abortion complications. One recording caught the gasping of a woman struggling for breath, whom a clinic worker described as “grayish” and unresponsive, following complications from an abortion.

“The Medical Board has all it needs to investigate the thirteen abortion-related injuries in our complaints. [They're] trying to tank this investigation by making demands that are above and beyond what are actually needed to investigate why women are being injured and possibly killed at two Albuquerque abortion clinics at the rate of one every ten weeks,” [said Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue (OR).]

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From "Woman Possibly Dies From Botched Abortion, Medical Board Stalling" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 8/22/11

A confidential informant has now come forward with more information about one of the patients who was the subject of the emergency calls. The information told OR and Tara Shaver of local pro-life group Project Defending Life that a woman died from abortion-related injuries at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health last month. The informant spoke several times with Shaver about the botched abortion and described how an emergency vehicle picked up the body of the woman who underwent the abortion procedure and transported the body to an undisclosed location.

Clinic workers who were visibly upset and shaken at the time of the incident were told not to discuss the situation with anyone, according to OR president Troy Newman and details the informant gave to Shaver made it appear the information was credible. Both groups have attempted to verify the information, but have had trouble getting details about the woman and her death from the abortion because of HIPAA privacy laws, but Newman says his group reported the abortion death to police.

“We have seen several abortionists, such as Rapin Osathanondh and Kermit Gosnell, criminally charged and sent to jail after abortion deaths,” he said. “Because of the fact that a death is involved, and because there appeared to be an attempt to cover up the death by ordering workers not to talk, it became our duty to report this to the police.”

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From "More 911 Calls Show Women Victimized by Botched Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 8/15/11

. . . Operation Rescue has obtained eight new 911 recordings that reveal a further pattern of botched abortions at the two Albuquerque abortion clinics. Together with five 911 calls released last month, the 13 calls show that life-threatening abortion complications requiring emergency assistance occur at the rate of one every 10 weeks, the group says.

“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.”

[The tapes] 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.
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