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Planned Parenthood in Billings, MT “no reason needed to abort”

Planned Parenthood in Billings, MT “no reason needed to abort”

  • Report by Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia.

At Planned Parenthood in Billings, no reason needed to abort a healthy baby at 21 weeks, 6 days

Priests for Life, working in conjunction with Abortion Free New Mexico, today released an undercover phone call to Planned Parenthood in Billings, Montana.

Although the Planned Parenthood staffer seemed guarded about giving out information, she confirmed that it is legal to kill a healthy baby up until 21 weeks, 6 days into a healthy mother’s pregnancy.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:

 “Montana is yet another state in America where late-term abortions are being obtained for any reason at all. Planned Parenthood of Montana in Billings is the sole provider of these barbaric late-term abortions in the state. This undercover investigation continues to expose the fact that healthy mothers carrying healthy babies are obtaining abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy all across the country.

“Abortions this late in the pregnancy are exterminating the lives of babies that can feel pain and deserve protection. We urge both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate to come together to pass common sense legislation that would protect these babies that scientific evidence has established can feel pain and are fully human.”

Today’s call is part of an ongoing series that Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico are working on to demonstrate to Americans that late-term abortion is legal and does not require dire circumstances for the baby or the mother. As the calls reveal, healthy babies are aborted at least up until 32 weeks.

Several days ago, incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester toured the Planned Parenthood abortion business in Billings and sent out a Tweet about it “critical health services.” Montana residents might want to ask their senator if he considers the late-term abortion of a healthy baby carried by a healthy mother to be a critical health service, and then vote accordingly.

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NATIONWIDE SURVEY JUST RELEASED- Abortion Clinic Numbers Keep Dropping

NATIONWIDE SURVEY JUST RELEASED- Abortion Clinic Numbers Keep Dropping

Abortion Free New Mexico Assisted in this Year’s Nationwide Survey

“Just out! Here are results from our 2017 Abortion Clinic Survey! Graphs included. By the way, we personally call each and every abortion facility in the US to get this data. No one else does that. This makes our numbers the most accurate you will find anywhere.” Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue

An Operation Rescue Special Investigative Report

By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC — In a year that abortion businesses attempted to expand in America, the actual number of abortion facilities decreased by 27 clinics over 2016 totals.

Closures far outpaced newly opened abortion facilities in 2017.  In all, 49 abortion facilities — 35 surgical and 14 medication only clinics — closed or halted abortion services. Only eight new surgical abortion facilities were opened, along with eleven new medication abortion facilities.

There was also some movement between categories. Fourteen surgical abortion facilities now only conduct medication abortions, while five medication abortion facilities added surgical abortions.

These encouraging statistics and more were verified through an annual survey of abortion facilities conducted by Operation Rescue staff, this year with the assistance of Abortion Free New Mexico.

“Operation Rescue’s annual surveys provide the most complete and accurate picture of abortion facilities available — straight from the horse’s mouth,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.


Each year, Operation Rescue surveys each abortion facility in the U.S. using a number of investigative methods. Each facility was directly contacted. Abortion facility personnel voluntarily verified that abortions were available, and shared information on abortion pricing and wait times, although they were not aware the information was going to Operation Rescue.

By the Numbers

In 2017, there are 704 abortion facilities remaining in the U.S. Of these, 490 offer surgical abortions, often along with medication abortions. There are 214 facilities that offer only medication abortions.

Forty-five percent of all states had at least one abortion facility that closed or halted all abortion services this year… CLICK HERE to Continue Reading

“We rejoice that the abortion cartel is imploding and closing down. We are making progress. But they are not going down without a fight,” said Troy Newman President of Operation Rescue. “We continue to work and pray that we will soon see an end to abortion in our nation. Let’s stop the killing and, in the words of President Donald Trump, make America great again!”

Read Operation Rescue’s exclusive special investigative report based on its survey of all abortion facilities in the U.S.
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Official Complaint Filed Regarding Woman’s Death During Late Term Abortion

Official Complaint Filed Regarding Woman’s Death During Late Term Abortion

By Tara Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Abortion Free New Mexico has filed an official complaint with the New Mexico Medical Board asking for an investigation into Curtis Boyd’s involvement of the abortion related death of a woman earlier this year.

Out of respect to the family we have redacted her name and will simply refer to her in our report as Ms. A.

According to the complaint, Ms. A, a 23 year old resident of Albuquerque, NM is not alive today because of the lack of care she received at Southwestern Women’s Options late term abortion facility. It is imperative that the New Mexico Medical Board thoroughly investigate what went wrong at Curtis Boyd’s abortion mill in order to protect other women from the same fate as Ms. A and her unborn child.

The complaint states:

I [Tara Shaver] am asking the New Mexico Medical Board to investigate Curtis Boyd, MD for what I believe is negligent care that lead to Ms. A’s death based on the following:

  1. There was a delay in Curtis Boyd’s ability to recognize Pulmonary thromboembolism in Ms. A even though she met the criteria for this condition. Curtis Boyd should have had a high index of suspicion of Pulmonary thromboembolism and made sure that she was transported to UNM Hospital immediately, as early intervention could have saved her life.
  2. The 911 call placed on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 12:04 p.m. which was later cancelled contributed to a delay in the emergency care that Ms. A required.
  3. Ms. A’s autopsy states “The lining of the uterus, as well as the maternal surface of the placenta showed acute inflammation, consistent with the clinical picture of a septic abortion.” It also states that she had bacteremia, a blood infection.
  4. The nature of the multiple day abortion procedure performed outside of a hospital setting, left her body vulnerable to infection. This procedure required that the unborn baby is killed on the first day and remains in the womb until delivery on the 3rd or 4th day. Repeated insertion and removal of laminaria cervical dilators each day can also contribute to infection.

It is my belief and that of medical professionals I have consulted with, that not only did Ms. A not receive timely emergency medical care to identify and treat the Pulmonary thromboembolism, but she also had sepsis (from the abortion) which is a known trigger for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) that I believe lead to Ms. A ultimate cause of death being Pulmonary thromboembolism.

In the interest of public safety I ask that the New Mexico Medical investigate what happened to Ms. A while under the care of Curtis Boyd MD from January 31, 2017-February 3, 2017.

Read the full complaint: New Mexico Medical Board (NMMB) Complaint


On January 31, 2017, Ms. A went to Southwestern Women’s Options, the office of Curtis Boyd, MD, for an abortion procedure around 24 weeks of pregnancy. This procedure typically takes between 3 and 4 days to complete. On Friday, February 3, 2017, she returned to Curtis Boyd’s office to complete her procedure. However, while at his office she complained of shortness of breath and her oxygen saturation dropped below her baseline. Curtis Boyd’s staff made a call to 911 at 12:04 p.m. to have Ms. A transferred to UNM Hospital but that transport request was later cancelled.

Ms. A was pronounced dead at UNM Hospital on February 4, 2017 at 12:10 a.m. This was twelve hours after the initial 911 call was placed from Southwestern Women’s Options.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life issued the following statement,

“Are late term abortions really safe, legal and rare? Late term abortion up to the day of birth is legal in New Mexico. We have seen time and time again it is not rare that viable late term babies from around the world are murdered here in New Mexico. We also know abortion is not safe for the mothers of these dead babies. For Ms. A, her late term abortion was fatal. How many other women have died from late term abortions that have been covered up? How many more women must die before the medical community admits that abortions are not safe?”

For more information read the following reports from Operation Rescue:


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