ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, July 15, 2011 ( – Two more 911 calls released today by Operation Rescue reveal more life-threatening complications from late-term abortions that took place at an abortion clinic in New Mexico earlier this year.

The recorded calls from Southwestern Women’s Options are the fourth and fifth recordings of 911 calls that originated from Albuquerque abortion clinics within a 15-month time span released by Operation Rescue.

In the first new recording, it is revealed that one 23-year-old patient suffered “heavy hemorrhaging” after an abortion on February 19, 2011, and was transported to the hospital in the middle of the night to save her life.

The second describes a woman in her twenties suffering a ruptured uterus during a late-term abortion on May 12. Operation Rescue notes that a ruptured uterus is considered a serious medical emergency that usually requires a hysterectomy in order to prevent death. It is unknown if the woman survived her injury.

“These 911 recordings show that the lives of women are placed in extreme jeopardy at the shocking rate of one every three months. This presents an unacceptable risk to women and we demand that the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners intervene in the interest of public safety,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.

Operation Rescue has filed complaints with the state medical board against abortionist Shelley Sella, Susan Robinson, and Curtis Boyd of Southwestern Women’s Options for their parts in the abortion injuries.

Earlier recordings revealed the following life-threatening abortion complications:

  • A 30-year old woman who suffered “uterine bleeding”, a sign of a possible punctured womb, after a first trimester abortion.
  • A 17-year old girl who suffered from a fever, a possible sign of infection, a rapid pulse, and uncontrolled bleeding after a second trimester abortion.
  • A 35-year old woman, who at one point had stopped breathing, could be heard on the recording groaning and struggling for life.

“There is an abortion injury crisis in Albuquerque that must be immediately addressed,” said Sullenger. “With virtually no accountability, the abortion clinics in New Mexico pose a huge public danger. … Women walking to Albuquerque abortion mills today are playing Russian Roulette with their lives.”