February 15, 2019 (Operation Rescue) — Since 2008, members of Abortion Free New Mexico with the help of Operation Rescue and local pro-life street activists have documented 20 abortion related injuries at Southwestern Women's Options which include at least one confirmed woman's death!
- Click here for links to full audio recordings, written transcripts, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) transcripts, and published reports of ALL 20 documented injuries.
New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) recently released a log of 17 medical emergencies, that have been sustained by women during botched abortions at Southwestern Women's Options, which have resulted in emergency transports by ambulance since 2014.
This log includes confirmation of 3 abortion related injuries that Abortion Free New Mexico previously reported on but were never able to obtain CAD reports or 911 calls for. These include:
- February 13, 2014: Ambulances Rush to Nation's Largest Late-Term Abortion Clinic After Two Botched Abortions
- March 27, 2014: 16th Botched Abortion at Late Term Abortion Clinic In ABQ!
- December 19, 2014: Ambulance Video: Seventeenth Known Medical Emergency at New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Clinic
The release of an additional 14 documented medical emergencies by NMAFL brings the staggering total of botched abortions at Southwestern Women's Options ALONE since 2008 to 34!
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico released the following statement:
34 is a staggering number of women who have been injured at the largest late term abortion facility outside of Communist China. Abortion facilities in New Mexico are currently completely unregulated, they are never inspected by the Dept. of Health and according to a New Mexico Medical Board ruling from 2011, there is no standard of care applicable when performing invasive abortion procedures. The 1969 Criminal Abortion Law currently in the cross hairs of radical pro-abortion extremists is not antiquated, as they claim. These 34 botched abortions prove that the 1969 law requirement that dangerous abortions be performed in an accredited hospital, should not be stripped from New Mexico law, but should be strictly enforced. The notion that abortions are safe for women is simply not true. The fact is, that the status quo that the pro-abortion community insists on maintaining with the passage of HB 51 DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION will just ensure that the number of women injured and their dead babies will just continue to pile up at the hands of late term abortionists.
Published with permission from Operation Rescue.