Albuquerque, NM Late-Term Abortion Capital


“I know that in some circles [New Mexico is] considered the worst place in hell for Americans, or something like that,” Penn said. “… But we’ve got to be damn proud that this is a place that women can look to, and where women feel safe.”

On any given day, and especially on days when abortions are performed, protesters gather outside Boyd’s clinic. For years, Albuquerque missionaries Bud and Tara Shaver led the protests.

The Shavers have made campaigning against abortion their life’s work. Albuquerque, they often say, is “the late-term abortion capital of the world.”

Tara Shaver said she finds the religious coalition’s pro-faith, pro-abortion rights agenda “ironic.”

“They support the killing of babies, and they’re helping women to kill their babies,” she said. “Being religious doesn’t buffer that at all.”

Bud and Tara Shaver join the Info War to expose the atrocities of the pro-abortion policies in New Mexico and what can be done to fight back.

Late-Term Abortion Clinic  Southwestern Women’s Options- Owned and operated by Curtis Boyd, Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Curtis Boyd owns another abortion clinic in Dallas Texas. He was interviewed back in 2009, here is what he had to say:

Albuquerque, NM- Late-Term Abortion Capital: New Mexico Is The Wild, Wild, West As Far As Abortion Is Concerned…No Regulations & Anything Goes!

Late-term abortions are overwhelmingly opposed by the vast majority of Americans. According to one Gallup Poll, 68% oppose second trimester abortions and a stunning 84% oppose third trimester abortions. That disapproval is reflected in the law. In most states, abortions after viability are either illegal or highly regulated. Thirty six states have some kind of ban on “late-term” abortions, although the definition of “late-term” varies. Fourteen states prohibit abortions after 24 weeks. Ten states require a second physician’s approval. However, in New Mexico there are virtually no laws pertaining to viability (NM does have a partial-birth abortion ban that is consistent with the federal ban. However, it just bans partially delivering the baby outside of the womb and then killing the baby. The ban just made it illegal to kill a viable baby outside of the womb. So, abortionists came up with another procedure [The MOLD procedure. It is explained below.] that kills the viable baby in the womb and then they deliver the dead baby.) It is legal in New Mexico to have an abortion up to the day of birth.

Why New Mexico?

While there are a handful of abortionists in the country willing to do abortions well into the third trimester, Curtis Boyd has a referral network system that is getting the word out better and drawing women to his late-term mill (Southwestern Women’s Options) from all across the globe! Also, another factor that enticed Boyd to set up shop in New Mexico specifically to market Late-Term abortions according to Troy Newman- President of Operation Rescue, New Mexico is still very much the wild west as far as abortion laws are concerned. Right now, anything goes! Due to the lack of abortion regulations, Curtis Boyd decided to market late-term abortions here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

New Mexico is The Late-Term Abortion Capital of America…and the WORLD!

Susan Robinson who recently retired from performing abortions in Albuquerque, New Mexico stated in an interview in 2014,

[Women] come from all over the United States and Canada and all over the world too; I mean you have patients who come to us from Europe, we have patients from Australia, we have patients from Afghanistan[.]

RELATED: Woman Traveled from UK to US to Have an Abortion at 30 Weeks

Of all states, New Mexico has seen the biggest increase in the number of women coming from elsewhere for an abortion — a 158% jump between 2012 and 2017, according to AP’s analysis.

New Mexico’s share of abortions performed on women from out of state more than doubled from 11% to roughly 25%. One likely reason is that a clinic in Albuquerque is one of only a few independent facilities in the country that perform abortions close to the third trimester without conditions.

For background information read the five part series “Abortion Capital” delving into the business of lucrative late-term abortions in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Late-Term Abortion procedure is called: Induction Abortion- Also known as the “MOLD Technique”

MOLD is an acronym for the four products employed in the abortion process: Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Laminaria, and Digoxin.

The Induction abortion takes 3-4 days to complete. On the first day the woman is given an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of her baby. Then, with the aid of the ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart one of two ways: either directly through the mother’s abdomen or via the mother, vaginally. Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack. This is an off-label application of the drug, which was developed and approved as a treatment for heart disease

After the Digoxin injection, the woman’s cervix is packed with laminaria, thin tampon-like sticks made of seaweed that expand the cervix gradually over the next day.

The next day, the woman is repacked with larger laminaria sticks and given Misoprostol to prepare the woman for labor.

On the final day of the abortion, the woman is given the drug Oxytocin, which induces contractions and the onset of labor. Women then are placed in a room where they endure the labor process. When it is determined that the labor has progressed to the stage where the baby is about to be delivered…Each woman is taken into a room with a toilet and told to lean on the nurse and push the baby into the toilet.

Read the shocking report from Live Action:

Once the dead baby is delivered, the woman is given a procedure called Dilatation and Curettage, or D&C. Here, a sharp edged spoon-shaped instrument is used to remove the remaining tissue, such as the afterbirth, from the uterus.

Complications from lethal fetal injections are well known. In Orlando, Florida, the misuse of Digoxin resulted in the live birth of Baby Rowan, who died after abortion clinic workers denied him medical care. In Wichita, Kansas, baby Sarah was injected in the head with a toxic drug that was a precursor to Digoxin. She survived and was later adopted, but suffered a malady of medical problems. She died five years later from complications to the injuries she received as a result of the injection.

Medical board agrees to review provider of late-term abortions

Excerpt from the Albuquerque Journal,

A news release Thursday from Bud​ and Tara Shaver​, of Abortion Free New Mexico​, announced the decision by the executive committee of the state board that oversees physicians to launch a “formal review” of the death of an Albuquerque woman.

The woman died Feb. 4, 2017, after she underwent an abortion at Curtis Boyd’s clinic, Southwestern Women’s Options…

The autopsy, decried as a “whitewash” by the Shavers last year, concluded that her death was attributed to her pregnancy, not the abortion.

This is the second time since 2012 that anti-abortion activists have complained to the state Medical Board, made up mostly of physicians appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez, about Boyd or his clinic operations.

The last case involved Dr. Shelley Sella, who worked at the clinic.

It evolved from a formal review to a public “notice of contemplated action” in which the medical board prosecutor accused Sella of gross negligence in treating a 26-year-old woman who had a uterine rupture during a late-term abortion in 2011.

Sella was accused of administering excessive uterine stimulants to the patient, who traveled to New Mexico from her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the procedure at Southwestern Women’s Options clinic.

That complaint resulted in a full-blown board investigation and an administrative hearing on whether Sella breached the “standard of care.”

The board exonerated Sella in 2013.

A medical board spokeswoman didn’t respond to a Journal request for information about the current inquiry.

But a copy of the medical board’s letter to the Shavers, which they released Thursday, says that the board’s executive committee reviewed their complaint dated Dec. 12, 2017. It doesn’t recite the allegations, but the Shavers’ news release said the complaint relates to the death of the 23-year-old woman.

The board’s executive committee “determined that the allegations contained in it warrant further formal review to determine whether the licensee is in violation of the (New Mexico) Medical Practice Act.”

  • Read the full report here.

It is well documented that babies in the later stages of pregnancy can feel pain and at least one study indicates that babies as young as 6-8 weeks gestation may experience pain.

The Silent Scream / Full Version

Injury-Prone New Mexico Abortion Clinics Operate In Shadows of Regulatory Gaps

A shocking number of medical emergencies at two Albuquerque abortion clinics over the past few months have raised questions about clinic safety and who is responsible for oversight. After months of investigation, pro-life groups have determined that Albuquerque abortion clinics often operate in regulatory gaps and actively seek to “fly under the radar,” as one regulator put it.

This has created a public safety crisis in New Mexico.

“This clinic operates in the shadowy gap created by an extremely compartmentalized regulatory system in New Mexico,” said Tara Shaver. “Each regulatory agency is only responsible for a small portion of oversight, and abortion procedures seem to give clinics special exemption from oversight. Abortion clinics can easily fly under the radar by claiming to be doctor’s offices. This designation ensures that they are never inspected or regulated. Maybe that is why we are seeing life-threatening medical emergencies at these clinics at the rate of one every couple of months.”

Tara Shaver obtained a consent form from SWO, in 2012 from a woman injured from a late term abortion, where the abortion business admits that abortions after 18 weeks are more dangerous than live birth, which is contradicts the usual pro-abortion talking points.

  • Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) consent form clearly states:
“The risk of terminating a pregnancy gradually increases throughout the course of pregnancy. These comparative risks become approximately equal at 16-18 weeks of pregnancy and increase so that pregnancy termination at 18 weeks and above involves a greater risk than carring the pregnancy to term.”

SWO Consent Form 2012 by Bud Shaver on Scribd

New Docs Reveal Horrific Details of Botched 35-Week Abortion

The documents were released recently by the New Mexico Medical Board in response to an open records request. Both Mrs. Shaver and Operation Rescue had filed the original complaints with the NMMB after receiving a 911 recording of a medical emergency that took place at Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion clinic in Albuquerque, on May 12, 2011. Read the shocking details here!


Albuquerque Abortion Abuses-911 Call Excerpts from Southwestern Women’s Options 

Below are links to full audio recordings, written transcripts, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) transcripts, and published reports documenting 20 abortion related injuries, which includes at least one woman’s DEATH we’ve documented from (2008-2019).

From Southwestern Women’s Options 

1. 911 Call – Nov. 7, 2008

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

2.  911 Call – May 16, 2009

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

3. 911 Call – Aug. 21, 2009

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

4. 911 Call – Oct. 22, 2009

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

5. 911 Call – Oct. 23, 2009

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

6. 911 Call – December 18, 2009

Written transcript of call; CAD Transcript

7. 911 Call -Botched Late Term Abortion on 17-Year Feb. 10, 2010

8. SWO 911 Emergency Call Nov. 3, 2010

9. Heavy Hemorrhage After Abortion Feb. 19, 2011

10. Ruptured Uterus At SWO May 12, 2011

11. 911 Abortion Emergency Call from SWO Sep. 22, 2011

12. August 29, 2012: Woman Injured during botched abortion at SWO

  • Consent form obtained by Tara Shaver and released with permission of the woman injured at Southwestern Women’s Options.

SWO Consent Form 2012 by on Scribd

13. February 7, 2013: Ambulance Transported Another Sella Patient to Hospital Moments Before Board Dismissed Negligence Charges

14. March 1, 2013: Botched Abortion at Albuquerque Late- Term Abortion Clinic Lands 14th Woman in Hospital

15. February 13, 2014: Ambulances Rush to Nation’s Largest Late-Term Abortion Clinic After Two Botched Abortions

16. March 27, 2014: 16th Botched Abortion at Late Term Abortion Clinic In ABQ!

17. December 19, 2014: Ambulance Video: Seventeenth Known Medical Emergency at New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Clinic

18. February 4, 2017: Woman DEAD from Abortion at Late-Term Facility Currently Under Criminal Investigation


20. January 31, 2019: Two Medical Emergencies at New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Clinic Highlight Need for Trump’s Ban on Barbaric Procedures

(Calls 1- 6 transcripts and Cad Reports and videos complied by Operation Rescue)


In the 1960s, Curtis Boyd provided thousands of illegal abortions to women in Texas.


“Part and parcel of the pro-abortion rhetoric is that women need open access to abortion to protect them from having to resort to seeking out “back alley” abortionists. Vulnerable women not realizing Curtis Boyd’s sordid past and current trouble are being thrust unsuspectingly into his hands. Boyd also admits to having conducted “pain management” experiments on his patients as well as having used them to experiment new abortion methods. As previously mentioned, over the past two years alone, there have been eleven documented life-threatening injuries at Curtis Boyd’s late-term abortion mill, demanding these women be rushed to the UNMH emergency room.

We encourage women to seek alternatives and free help from Project Defending Life and never step foot into this, “House of Horrors.”


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