Last October (2011), Tara filed 11 medical board complaints after obtaining 911 calls in a public records request. One of those calls documented a 35 week abortion that had gone seriously wrong and the outcome was a woman with a ruptured uterus. The patient had actually had a previous C-section which increases the risks during an induction abortion. To make matters worse the medication used to increase contractions in labor were overused during the abortion and led to the ruptured uterus. We don’t even know if the woman lived or died. According to the NM Medical Board this abortion violated the standard of patient care and the late term abortionist responsible, Shelley Sella, faced a disciplinary hearing on November 29th and 30th. We’re finally starting to see those who think they are above the law, held accountable. It will take 90 days for the Medical Board to decide what action will be taken against Sella, she could be suspended or lose her medical license altogether. Please keep the outcome in your prayers.
“Yes, abortion is legal in NM through all 9 Months!”
We did attempt to attend the Medical Board hearing, however, it ended up being closed to the public. In a state that has an open meetings act it was pretty disappointing to be excluded from this hearing. Unfortunately NM continues to show its pro-abortion bias on many levels. Even though the Medical Board and Shelley Sella herself wanted this hearing to be private we made sure that the community was well aware of what was taking place. We had Cheryl Sullenger from Operation Rescue join us for a press conference the first morning of the hearing and we had several news outlets cover this story.
“The board began the investigation after pro-life groups filed complaints based on 911 calls for emergency transports from clinics to hospitals. Pro-life groups including Project Defending Life and Operation Rescue filed complaints with the medical board based on tapes of 911 calls involving 13 incidents dating back to 2008 that resulted in emergency transports from clinics to hospital.” “Tara Shaver, a spokeswoman for Project Defending Life, said she filed 11 complaints with the medical board last year against physicians at Southwest Women’s Options based on the tapes. Of those complaints, only Sella’s case has resulted in a notice of contemplated action against the physician, Shaver said.”
Read the full report from the ABQ Journal: Negligence Alleged in Clinic Abortion Case
Watch the video report by KOAT 7: Doctor could lose license after late-term abortion
“The tape obtained by pro-life advocate, Tara Shaver, shows a 35-week abortion procedure that had dangerous complications. ‘We’re just really tired of seeing abortion abuses in New Mexico. We want this to come to an end,’ said Tara Shaver in an interview. ‘And we want those who are responsible to be held accountable.’ That could happen. The doctor performing the abortion, Dr. Shelley Sella, is being investigated by the state Medical Board for gross negligence.”
Watch the video coverage from KOB 4 here:
Read the following report by Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue: New Mexico Disciplinary Hearing Spotlights Dangerous Full Term Abortions
Great article by World Magazine covering the legality of full-term abortions in New Mexico! It also exposes the danger posed to women due to the induction method used in late-term abortion. Albuquerque, NM is considered the “Late-Term Abortion Capital.” New Mexico’s ‘dirty little secret’
It’s really time for people to be enlightened to the fact that late term, full term abortions are legal in NM and women are suffering at the hands of these abortionists. By God’s providence we did just that and will continue to expose the deeds of darkness until abortion is abolished in this state.