Pro-Life Group Heads to New Mexico to Take on Late-Term Abortion Practitioners

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 16, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Group Heads to New Mexico to Take on Late-Term Abortion Practitioners

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 16
, 2010

Albuquerque, NM ( — A national pro-life group that focused its attention and energy on holding late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller accountable for botched and illegal abortions is responding to the latest news that some of his former staff have gone to New Mexico to do late-term abortions there.

As reported yesterday, a Los Angeles Times story shows Curtis Boyd, an Albuquerque, New Mexico abortion practitioner, came out of retirement to start doing late-term abortions.

Two former Tiller abortion practitioners, Susan Robinson and Shelley Sella, will do the abortions with him.

Operation Rescue president Troy Newman emailed today about the development.

"We knew about this arrangement well before the LA Times printed their story on Tuesday, and have been in contact with local pro-life leaders in Albuquerque to offer what assistance we can to their efforts to expose the horrific nature of late-term abortions and pray for those involved," he explained.

With the need to monitor these horrific abortions, Newman said his group is making moves to begin monitoring Boyd’s outfit.

"We plan to open a satellite office in Albuquerque that will be directed from our headquarters in Wichita," he said.

Newman says Sella is particularly problematic.

She was once accused by former abortion nurse Tina David of delivering a live baby at 35 weeks gestation, then stabbing the moving baby in the ribcage until he died.

Tina David told Operation Rescue about the incident because she said she wanted to clear her conscience and the group reported the alleged murder to the police, but David recanted under police questioning after having been in contact with other Tiller employees. She told reporters, "I don’t want to get involved."

Another former Tiller abortionist now working for Boyd is Susan Robinson, who lists her address on her newly-minted New Mexico medical license as the office of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Fresno, California, OR says.

"New Mexico is among the most liberal as far as abortion laws, and has little in the way of requirements to hold abortionists accountable. That is probably why they set up shop there instead of Kansas, Texas, or Nebraska where the laws would make such abortions more difficult or impossible," said Newman.

"Unfortunately, the more liberal the laws, the more the lives and health of women are put at risk because of the lack of standards and accountability. In addition, the later abortions carry with them higher risks to the woman’s life and health," he told "Those two factors make Boyd’s late-term abortion operation in New Mexico a recipe for disaster."

Boyd has admitted he did illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade and shocked America by confessing to a Dallas television reporter that he believes that abortion is killing.

Boyd is a backslidden Baptist minister who now identifies with the apostate Unitarian Universalist "Church."

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