In October, we told you about Medicaid paying for $9000 late-term abortions at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) in New Mexico. Operation Rescue has since revealed that SWO is willing to do abortions as late as 30 weeks to kill unborn children with Down Syndrome at a cost to Medicaid of up to $16,000 per procedure.
KVUE Anchors: A north Texas doctor who performs abortions is back in the spotlight this mid-day. His clinic shut down a while ago, but now he’s re-opened a surgery center. He is now the only doctor in the area who will perform late-term abortions, that’s for women who are up to six months pregnant. It’s not surprise that he’s been the target of protests, but as KVUE’s Jim Douglas shows us, there is a surprise in the doctor’s story.
Dr. Curtis Boyd: Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.
Reporter: It’s a jarring admission, especially from a doctor, and perhaps even more so from this doctor.
Boyd: I’m an ordained Baptist minister.
Reporter: He’s now Unitarian who says he prays often. Maybe not as often as members of the Catholic pro-life committee who gather outside his office hoping to stop his work, and certainly his prayers are different.
Boyd: And then I’ll ask that the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and with understanding.
Boyd is certainly not new to the abortion business nor to claiming divine endorsement for what he admits is direct killing. In an article for the pro-abortion publication Voices of Choice, Boyd admits to having been an abortionist in the Sixties prior to the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion. He claimed that the decision to have an abortion is “responsible” and even more “moral” than the decision to choose life.
When a woman acts in a responsible way, doing what she believes is in her best interest and the best interest of her family, she’s being moral. This is a moral decision, and I believe in that. Even today they walk in my office and they think that what they’re doing is wrong and that they’re a bad person for doing it. And that’s really sad because what they’re often doing is showing a higher level of moral development than probably most anyone else.
One of the primary arguments of the “pro-choice” movement in regard to Roe v. Wade is that mainstream religious belief, that we are all created by God with inherent dignity and have the right to life, should not be considered in abortion. Boyd’s claim that women who allow him to kill their children have a “higher level of moral development than probably most anyone else” should give anyone, religious or otherwise, serious pause.
Another claim of the “pro-choice” movement regarding Roe v. Wade is that the decision was necessary to save women from “back-alley” abortionists like Curtis Boyd who admits to performing abortions illegally before Roe. According to Operation Rescue, there are complaints on file in New Mexico in regard to botched abortions injuring women at SWO clinic where Boyd continues to perform late-term abortions.
We certainly have come a long way since the Sixties. Today in America, a former “back-alley” abortionist can go on mainstream television news, admit to killing people with divine endorsement and continue to be paid by the taxpayer for his “services”. Certainly, the pro-life movement has made great strides in recent years, but Boyd’s case, like perhaps no other, shows that there is much work left to do. It is important that we remain ever committed to educating people about the dignity of all human life, born and unborn, so that Boyd and others like him can find a new line of work for themselves.
LifeNews.com Note: Lisa Graas is a Live Action contributing writer. This column appeared at the Live Action blog and is reprinted with permission.