Abortion Practitioner in New Mexico to Retire on Friday

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 28, 2011   |   1:04PM   |   Washington, DC

Local prolife advocates in New Mexico have confirmed that abortion practitioner Bruce Ferguson is retiring on December 30 after doing abortions destroying the lives of women and unborn children for 30 years.

Project Defending Life has confirmed that Ferguson’s abortion facility will also close and made the confirmation in an undercover call to his abortion clinic. However, the pro-life advocates discovered Ferguson has not had any change of heart when it comes to abortion and hoped someone else would pick up his mantle as an abortion practitioner.

In a phone call, Ferguson told a pro-life advocate seeking additional information that he was retiring due to his health, the health of his family, and his own his “sanity.” He stated, “Someone else needs to carry the burden now.” Ferguson also mentioned as a reason for his retirement a steady decline in the number of women seeking abortions each year, which confirms national data showing abortions on the decline.

Project Defending Life and Operation Rescue have been keeping the public informed about the dangerous conditions at two other Albuquerque abortion clinics. It appears that after receiving this life-saving information women are not flooding Bruce Ferguson’s office, but are opting out of abortion altogether, noted Bud Shaver, spokesperson for Project Defending Life.

“Abortion is not good for anyone, not for babies, not for women, and according to Bruce Ferguson, someone who would know, abortion is not good for the doctors performing them,” Shaver said. “We are happy to learn that our efforts to inform women of the dangers of abortion are having an impact and that fewer women are aborting their babies.”

Operation Rescue learned earlier this year that Ferguson had been seeking out-of-state employment as a part-time abortion practitioner.

“As abortionists like Ferguson quit, retire, or are stripped of their licenses, they are not being replaced,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It sounds like Ferguson has called it quits, but we need to remain vigilant because, with the shortage of abortionists, Ferguson could turn up somewhere else. Given his apparent emotional state, that would be dangerous for women.”

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Project Defending Life, a New Mexico-based pro-life outreach, said his group is committed to serving the pregnant women of New Mexico and is continuing their effort to expose how abortion destroys all the lives involved in this horrific procedure.

“In 2011 our prayers and efforts to end abortion in New Mexico are becoming a reality. This is great news for the women and pre-born children of New Mexico. Abortion bears many consequences and one less ‘doctor’ to provide them is a benefit to all women,” he said. “In fact, this is the second abortionist this month to retire and close down in the state of New Mexico.”

Ferguson’s retirement follows the retirement of Santa Fe abortion practitioner Lucia Cies and the closing of the abortion center in the state capital.

See a video of the call to Ferguson: