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New Mexico Medical Board Ignores Injury, Negligence at Planned Parenthood

New Mexico Medical Board Ignores Injury, Negligence at Planned Parenthood

Albuquerque, NM — Last month Project Defending Life uncovered a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of NM Action Fund (PPNM), abortionist Shauna Jamison, and Richard Adams MD.  New Mexico Medical Board (NMMB) complaints were filed shortly thereafter against Jamison and Adams by Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life.

The lawsuit information against PPNM was released to the public by Project Defending Life to ensure that unsuspecting women seeking services at PPNM are fully informed of the risks posed by obtaining medical procedures at their facility. On August 29, 2011 a woman went to PPNM for a tubal ligation, she subsequently endured a perforated bowel and became pregnant 7 months later.  Not only did she languish in agonizing pain for two days due to a preventable and potentially life-threatening injury, but she did not even receive the procedure for which she paid.

“It’s important that these physicians be held accountable by the powers that be, meaning the NMMB, to ensure that other women aren’t injured. It is also the responsibility of the NMMB to fully investigate all Medical Board complaints in the interest of public safety,” stated Fr. Stephen Imbarrato.

However, in a letter dated January 3, 2013 signed by NMMB Executive Director Lynn Hart, Shaver was informed that there would be no investigation into this woman’s injury. The complaints in their original form were returned to Shaver, which appears to violate the Board’s own policy of maintaining a record of all complaints that are filed.

“There’s no denying that a woman suffered a serious and preventable injury at Planned Parenthood, yet the NMMB has the audacity to refuse to even look into the matter,” said Mrs. Shaver.  “This purposeful refusal to investigate reveals a callous disregard for women’s safety on the part of the NMMB.”

This New Mexico lawsuit is another example of a national trend of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics maiming women that inevitably end up in hospital emergency rooms.   In recent months Planned Parenthood has proven to be more concerned with covering up their negligence than they are protecting their patients’ lives.

In July 2012, Tonya Reaves ended up at a Chicago, Illinois morgue after the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood failed to alert 911 after an incomplete second trimester abortion that also included a uterine perforation. Reaves suffered through internal bleeding for 5 ½ hours instead of being rushed to the emergency room for care.

“The time has finally come for the women of America to throw off the myth that pro-abortion propaganda foists upon them, deceiving them to believe that they will receive any kind of quality healthcare from abortion doctors and clinics,” stated Bud Shaver spokesperson for Project Defending Life.

Previously, Project Defending Life submitted 14 complaints to the NMMB based on recordings of 911 calls placed from Albuquerque abortion clinics that indicated botched abortion patients were rushed to local hospitals suffering from life-threatening injuries.  All but one was dismissed by the Board.  The one that moved forward against late-term abortionist Shelley Sella involved a ruptured uterus during a late-term abortion at 35 weeks due to overuse of contraction-causing drugs.  Even that case has proceeded under a cloak of secrecy, with the NMMB closing a disciplinary hearing that should have been open to the public.

Lynn Hart’s oversight as Executive Director has made the NMMB fully complicit in covering up for physicians who have a total disregard for the lives of the women who seek their services.

Because of the disturbing trend shown by the NMMB to ignore complaints involving abortionists, we are calling on the public to contact Lynn Hart and demand that the Board do their duty to investigate each complaint, including the one recently submitted against Planned Parenthood abortionists, in the interest of protecting the lives and health of women.

Contact Information for the New Mexico Medical Board:

Lynn Hart
Executive Director, New Mexico Medical Board

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Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day (SOLAUD)

Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day (SOLAUD)

Join Us…

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

This year marks the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in America. Let’s stand together for life, be encouraged about all that has been accomplished recently in New Mexico, but also find out how you can be involved in helping to end abortion in our state. This event coincides with the start of the legislative session, so your presence is vital for sending a strong message to our legislators and Governor Martinez!  (If no one turns out to this event that will also send a message to our legislators and the Governor…!)

Event will be held regardless of weather; Rain, Shine, Cold or Snow!

Wednesday, January 16th in Santa Fe

  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Continental Breakfast (Crispin Hall behind Cathedral) 11:00 am
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Conference and Exhibits (Inn at Lorretto at 211 Old Santa Fe Trail) Conference speakers will be Bud and Tara Shaver and Trent Horn, hosted by Fr. Stephen Imbarrato (PDL)
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Non-Denominational Prayer Service (Inn at Lorretto) Guest Speakers- Chris Donnelly of TVAC New Mexico and Pastor Robert Hall from Calvary Chapel of Rio Rancho
  • Noon – 1:30 pm – Catholic Mass con-celebrated by the 3 Bishops of NM (St Francis Basilica)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 – Procession around Plaza to Roundhouse
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Rally at Roundhouse with bishops, pastors, and other speakers
  • 3:00 – Visitation to Governor and Legislators’ offices in Roundhouse

There will be a Youth Event the evening before, Tuesday night January 15th. There will also be an all night adoration the night before the event at St Anne’s and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes in Santa Fe and possibly the Cathedral.

This is a family event! Babies in strollers encouraged to join us!

Bring your own signs or signs will be available.

For more information and questions about the event, call Bud or Tara Shaver (505) 319-7825 or e-mail us:

Free transportation in downtown Santa Fe is available using the Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle service.

We are encouraging churches, parishes, schools, and organizations to book a bus for the event!

Bus Information:

Albuquerque to Santa Fe Charter Services:

  • Paradise Tours
    55 passenger and 27 passenger charters.
  • Herrera Coaches
    55 passenger and 44 passenger charters.
  • Follow the Sun
    55 passenger, 46 passenger and 33 passenger charters.
  • Total Charter Service
    55 passenger charters.
  • Prom Charters
    55 passenger charters.
  • American Tours
    52 passenger charters.

We can’t wait to see everyone there to make this the biggest SOLAUD yet!

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