ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, October 20, 2011 ( – A recording of a 911 call recently released by Operation Rescue highlights the continuing danger that women who go to an Albuquerque abortion clinic are exposed to.

The call is the eleventh emergency call at Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion clinic operated by Texas abortionist and Baptist Minister Curtis Boyd, in less than two years and the fourteenth abortion emergency in New Mexico’s largest city in the same period.

“Uh, we have a 31-year-old female who underwent an abortion today. She’s continuing to bleed. We need to transfer her to the hospital, please,” a clinic representative says during the 911 call, which was obtained by Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life, a local pro-life group. “The bleeding is persistent. It will not stop.”

Both Operation Rescue and Project Defending Life have filed complaints with the New Mexico Medical Board (NMMB) concerning the disturbing series of 911 calls. The state’s Attorney General’s office has contacted NMMB’s executive director Lynn Hart requesting her “assistance in handling this matter.”

“This latest abortion emergency further instills a new sense of urgency to the Medical Board’s ongoing investigation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is obvious that Albuquerque abortion clinics are ill-equipped to handle complications that occur on a regular basis and are using paramedics as a back-up plan for when things go terribly wrong.”

“This presents an unacceptable risk to public health. If Boyd and other abortionists insist on running unsafe abortion mills with high complication rates and a dangerous lack of access to emergency resources, then they should not be allowed to operate at all,” he said.


Lynn Hart

Executive Director, New Mexico Medical Board

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