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New Undercover Investigation Exposes Southwestern Women’s Options Also Violating FDA Protocols

New Undercover Investigation Exposes Southwestern Women’s Options Also Violating FDA Protocols

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- Abortion Free New Mexico has filed a complaint against four Albuquerque abortionists who operate at the notorious late term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal and state agencies regarding a violation of the Risk and Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and prescriber agreement for the drug Mifeprex, also known as Mifepristone and the RU486 abortion pill. The abortionists include Curtis Boyd, Shelley Sella, Carmen Landau and Shannon Carr. 

SWO FDA Complaint by Bud Shaver on Scribd

Earlier this month Abortion Free New Mexico filed a joint complaint with colleague Leisha Armijo-Martin against Franz Theard for his inability to comply with FDA regulations for prescribing Mifeprex. Theard operates abortion facilities in New Mexico and Texas. 

In a second undercover investigation conducted this month, Abortion Free New Mexico called Southwestern Women’s Options to determine whether or not they are compliant with the prescriber agreement required by the FDA to prescribe Mifeprex (Mifepristone). 

According to the receptionist, SWO does not formally diagnose ectopic pregnancies either. Their inability to diagnose ectopic pregnancies in clear violation of FDA protocols places women’s lives at risk and is a clear violation of the REMS requirements. As outlined in the FDA approved REMS document, prescribers of the abortion drug, Mifeprex (Mifepristone) must have the “ability to diagnose ectopic pregnancies.” 

Risk and Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) are required by the FDA, for the use of certain medications that carry a significant risk or, in the FDA’s own language, have inherent “serious safety concerns,” in order to mitigate some of that risk. As of December 31, 2018, there have been 24-reported  deaths connected with Mifeprex (Mifepristone) use. Two of these deaths were attributed to ectopic pregnancies resulting in death. 

Abortion Free New Mexico consulted a local OB-GYN about what should be done when caring for a patient with an ectopic pregnancy and continuity of care is at the top of the list. However, in a previous investigation,  Tara Shaver exposed that Southwestern Women’s Options doesn’t provide ongoing care for their patients, the only service they provide is abortions.

When asked whether or not annual well women’s exams like pap smears are offered, the answer was, “No.” When asked if they screen for sexually transmitted diseases, the answer once again was no.

“When a woman goes for an abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options, the abortionists are getting paid to do one thing, kill the baby, period. Curtis Boyd, Shelley Sella, Carmen Landau, and Shannon Carr named in our FDA complaint are not interested in providing ongoing legitimate OB-GYN healthcare because once the baby is dead then their job is done, but in the process many things related to the woman’s health can be missed or overlooked. An ectopic pregnancy is one of those life threatening complications that no-one suspects and that requires rigorous continuity of care including, ongoing blood serum monitoring and medical intervention if needed. Women going into Southwestern Women’s Options simply are not going to receive this type of quality health care,” stated Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico.

Additional FDA Violation

Through the course of this investigation SWO has also been found to be in violation of an additional FDA protocol by prescribing Mifepristone up to 11 weeks, which is 77 days gestation according to their website

Mifeprex was only approved by the FDA to be administered up to 70 days gestation. This additional violation of FDA protocol by the abortionists at Southwestern Women’s Options has also been included in the formal complaint filed by Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

Mifeprex was only approved by the FDA to be administered up to 70 days gestation. This additional violation of FDA protocol by the abortionists at Southwestern Women’s Options has also been included in the formal complaint filed by Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico.

237 Abortion Pill Mills Scattered Across America

According to there are 237 abortion pill clinics across the United States that are exclusively prescribing Mifeprex. 

  • Could it be that many if not all of these facilities are in violation of FDA protocols?

Abortion Free New Mexico has sent the information contained in our complaints to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and we call upon the Trump administration to do a thorough investigation to see if these abortion pill mills nationwide are  in violation of FDA protocols for prescribing the dangerous abortion drug Mifepristone.


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Unified Collaboration In The Borderland

Unified Collaboration In The Borderland

By Bud Shaver

Santa Teresa, NM/ El Paso, TX- Effective collaboration, unity, fellowship and community are just some of the things that Abortion Free New Mexico and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, director of Life Ministries US experienced the past two days doing pro-life outreach in the borderland. The pro-life community of Southeastern New Mexico and El Paso were such a blessing as they welcomed us with open arms and fully recognized the need to work together in unison, complimenting each other in an effort to make their communities abortion free. Abortion Free New Mexico would also like to thank the Martin family from Rio Rancho who joined us for this trip to light up the darkness, our families combined totaled four adults and ten children, a truly powerful presence and witness for life.

Revealing Drive Along Schuster Ave.

As you exit I-10 onto Schuster Ave. in El Paso, Texas you immediately pass the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on the left, directly past UTEP are the two hospitals where abortionist Theard delivers babies when he’s not killing other women’s babies, then on the right is his abortion mill “Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic”, 1000 feet away is El Paso High School. Each afternoon these high school students walk on the sidewalks right in front of Franz Theard’s abortion business as they make their way home. 

1500 feet in the other direction, Franz Theard has his very separate OBGYN practice, where Abortion Free New Mexico spent time each morning to let his patients know that he is an abortionist. Many were surprised and appalled. What woman would want an abortionist to deliver their baby? One mile up the road, with a scenic overlook, is Theard’s home. Being on the ground in El Paso and exposing Franz Theard’s abortion business helped us to see who his targeted client base is and how his grisly abortion business has infiltrated this part of El Paso.

Just 11 miles down I-10 and across the Texas/ New Mexico border is Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. This clinic is being strategically utilized to evade Texas abortion laws regarding minors. Theard readily sends minors to this clinic from his El Paso location and continues to put these girls lives at risk while prescribing the deadly abortion drug Mifepristone (RU486). 

Even though members of our group asked to meet and pray with him, Theard refused. This hardened heart, we hope, will change as we continue to reach out to him and educate the community about who he is and how his abortion businesses are bad for New Mexico and Texas.

After our visit, Southwest Coalition for Life Director, Mark Cavaliere, issued the following statement,

“We are extremely humbled and grateful to Abortion Free New Mexico for generously traveling from Albuquerque to invest two days of their time and expertise to help our local mission by drawing attention to El Paso abortionist Franz Theard’s FDA violations and double-life of delivering babies at his ObGyn office while killing them just a half mile down the road at his Hill Top abortion center. Their gracious collaboration and dedicated focus on accountability has helped to fill a void in El Paso which complements our specific ministry focus of crisis intervention through sidewalk advocacy and prayer, and Guiding Star El Paso‘s focus on crisis management through ongoing client care. We sometimes forget that unity does not mean uniformity, but God gives us each unique callings and talents to suffer and rejoice together as one Body (1 Cor 12:18-27).”

Snapshot of our extensive protest efforts that covered two states in two days!

Abortion Free New Mexico, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest and Southwest Coalition for Life join forces at Franz Theard’s OBGYN office located only a half a mile down the street from his abortion killing center.

Franz Theard is living a double life where he delivers babies at one location and kills babies at the other!

Residential protest combined with “Chalk and Awe” throughout Franz Theard’s posh neighborhood exposing that fact that Franz Theard has been making his money for decades off of the blood of defenseless children and that they have a killer living among them!

Abortion Free New Mexico, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest and Southwest Coalition for Life protested outside of two El Paso hospitals, The Los Palmas Medical Center and The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus, where abortionist Franz Theard has admitting privileges to deliver babies on the days he’s not killing them.

Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico spoke to representatives of both hospitals to follow up with them since they refused to release a statement earlier this month. On both of their websites abortionist Franz Theard is listed as a “Physician affiliated” with their hospitals “in good standing”. While both hospitals confirmed that in fact Franz Theard does deliver babies at both hospitals.

Abortion Free New Mexico, Southwest Coalition for Life and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato director of Life Ministries US who’s “On the Road for Life” then teamed for prayer and protest in Santa Teresa, NM at Hill Top Women’s Reproductive Clinic located just across the Texas border in New Mexico. Fr. Stephen Imbarrato lead Mass and prayers of minor exorcism on location!

Abortion Free New Mexico filed a joint complaint last week against abortionist Franz Theard with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal and state agencies regarding a violation of the Risk and Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and prescriber agreement for the drug Mifeprex, also known as Mifepristone and the RU486 abortion pill. 

Tara Shaver spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,

“We look forward to future outreaches in the Borderland to keep the pressure on Franz Theard and his abortion businesses. Abortion is bad for our communities and Abortion Free New Mexico is fully committed to honing in on the weak links of the abortion cartel in our state. Pregnant women, the residents of Santa Teresa and El Paso, and his colleagues deserve to know about Franz Theard’s abortion businesses and must be made aware that he has betrayed true medicine and is doing harm instead of healing.”

Postcard Campaign…

In addition to being on the ground, Abortion Free New Mexico has mailed postcards throughout both communities in El Paso, TX and Santa Teresa, NM to both residences and businesses surrounding his abortion killing centers, his OBGYN office and both hospitals! 

(Front of postcard)
(Back of postcard)

ACTION ITEM: Abortion Free New Mexico is asking people to call Franz Theard and ask him to get out of the abortion business.

Call Franz Theard today:

Upcoming Events this Week…

  • Join us for Faith to Action Friday (September 20th) 
(Click here for more information and let’s let our light shine bright!)
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Franz Theard No-Show and Upcoming Events

Franz Theard No-Show and Upcoming Events

By Bud Shaver

Albuquerque, NM- After Abortion Free New Mexico revealed that it has filed a formal FDA complaint against abortionist Franz Theard, local pro-life advocates from Southwest Coalition for Life have announced that he has not shown up to perform abortions this week! 

We will be traveling down to Southern New Mexico with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Life Ministries US and several other pro-life advocates from Albuquerque next week to join forces with the Southwest Coalition for Life!

In addition to our public presence on the ground in El Paso, TX and Santa Teresa, NM we are also mailing over 2,000 postcards throughout the two communities letting them them know about Franz Theard’s double life as an abortionist and OBGYN doctor delivering babies at TWO local hospitals!

Southwest Coalition for Life Director Mark Cavaliere issued the following statement,

“Abortion Free NM will be visiting the El Paso area September 16-17 as part of a public awareness campaign to help expose Theard’s double life as a notorious abortionist while also working for The Hospitals of Providence and Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare to deliver babies. Theard also has his own private obstetrics office just a half-mile down the road from his abortion center on Schuster. While his website only offers abortion and does not use the word “baby” or his name, his ObGyn office has a separate website at which includes his service of “guiding your baby into this world.”

As part of their public awareness, they will be holding multiple protests of Theard’s ObGyn office at 1201 Schuster, as well as at the two hospitals which employ the abortionist to deliver babies. Event details are listed below. Joining them also will be Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Life Ministries US who will be offering Mass outside the Santa Teresa abortion facility at 5290 McNutt on Tuesday Sept 17 at 9AM as part of his 6-week On the Road for Life campaign across the nation.

The timing of this news is providential as we are ready to embark on our largest 40 Days for Life campaign yet! Your prayers and fasting are working to continue putting pressure on Hill Top which has been performing abortions for 35 years in El Paso. Let’s take advantage of this window of opportunity to make this our most fervent vigil yet and finally see the infamous Hill Top center shut down for good!”

  • If you are in the Santa Teresa, NM/El Paso, TX area please join us for some or all of these events.
  • If you are not in the area, please pray for our efforts and for Franz Theard to abandon his abortion businesses. 

Upcoming Events this Week…

Join us for Faith to Action Friday (September 13th) and for the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children (Saturday September 14th):

(Click here for more information and let’s let our light shine bright!)
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