New Mexico Abortion Business Catches Fire, No Cause Yet Determined

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 7, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 7,

Albuquerque, NM ( — An abortion business in New Mexico’s largest city caught fire late Thursday night but firefighters managed to douse the fire quickly enough to salvage the building. Only one office has significant damage and the abortion facility will not likely need to be gutted to be repaired, officials said.

The facility involved is the Abortion Acceptance Of New Mexico abortion center run by Curtis Boyd.

There is not determination yet on what caused the blaze but arson officials are looking into the fire to determine if foul play was involved.

Battalion Commander Victor Marquez of the Albuquerque Fire Department told KOB-TV that the fire was "not a total loss. It was one room that was severely burned, but the rest of the office was untouched."

Boyd has done abortions in New Mexico since 1972 and he was involved in establishing the National Abortion Federation, a national trade group for abortion businesses.

Boyd’s wife, Glenna Halvorson-Boyd has served on NAF’s Board of directors and as the organization’s president for two years during the mid-1980s.

The abortion center does both surgical abortions and distributes the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 (mifepristone) that has killed thirteen women worldwide and injured more than 1,100 in the United States alone.

Women pay anywhere from $425 to $1,895 for an abortion depending on how far along the baby is in the pregnancy.

Abortion practitioner Bruce Ferguson runs an abortion center in the same office building as Boyd.