A new undercover investigation this week exposes how easy it is to abort a healthy, late-term unborn baby in New Mexico.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is the home to one of the last abortion clinics in the United States that will abort an unborn baby for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.
Last week, an undercover investigator called the late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options, to find out how easy it would be for a woman to schedule a late-term abortion for a healthy unborn baby, CBN News reports. Priests for Life and Abortion Free New Mexico conducted the investigation.
On May 2, the investigator called the late-term abortion clinic posing as “Denise,” a 26-year-old woman who was 30-weeks pregnant and seeking an abortion.
Denise told the abortion clinic staff that she had two children and her husband just had lost his job. She said they had wanted the baby, but now it was putting a strain on their finances and marriage and “our world is falling apart.”
The staffer asked Denise several questions about her pregnancy, health and life, and then described the abortion procedure.
“We will euthanize the fetus on the first day,” the staffer said.
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The next day, “we dilate the cervix and then we induce labor,” the staffer continued. “So you will be going through the act of labor and delivery of a stillborn fetus.”
The staffer said they ask women to take a week off for the procedure.
After reviewing Denise’s information with the abortionist, the staffer told Denise that they could schedule the abortion for May 9, exactly one week later.
The call ended with the staffer checking to see if Medicaid would pay for Denise’s abortion.
At the end of the video, the group pointed out, “It’s that easy to kill a healthy baby at 30 weeks” in New Mexico.
The pro-life groups said they hope the investigation will expose how “third trimester abortions are being performed, and paid for by tax dollars, for reasons other than the health of the mother, rape or incest,” according to CBN.
Last month, an undercover investigator also called about aborting a late-term unborn baby with Down syndrome. During the call, a Southwestern staffer coached the woman about how to apply for a taxpayer-funded abortion through Medicaid.
According to the report:
Tara Shaver said the undercover call reveals that, “The myth that late-term abortions only occur when a woman’s life is at risk or when the baby has been diagnosed with an anomaly could not be farther from the truth. Our latest call dispels this myth with proof that in New Mexico late-term abortions are easy to come by.”
She adds, “New Mexicans deserve to hear the truth about the evil that is occurring in our state and our leaders must work to change the fact that New Mexico is the late-term abortion capital of the country.”
In a previous undercover call, Ms. Shaver told Southwestern Women’s Options that she was 33 weeks pregnant with a Down syndrome baby. The woman who answered the phone assured her that she would be able to abort her child and have Medicaid pick up the tab.
The videos reinforce what abortionist themselves have said. Several late-term abortion practitioners have admitted that women do have late-term abortions for “purely elective” reasons.
“Every abortion is an outrage, and we need to protect every baby,” said Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. “To educate our fellow citizens, let’s start with the most obvious and outrageous part of the story: Taxpayer-funded third-trimester abortions of healthy babies carried by healthy mothers.”
Notably, a U.S. Congressional panel recently recommended that Southwestern be criminally investigated for violating federal and state laws. The panel found evidence of potential violations involving the late-term abortion clinic’s handling of aborted babies’ body parts. The matter was referred to the New Mexico Attorney General’s office for further investigation.