The following comes from a July 19 story in LifeNews.com.
A unique attempt at banning late-term abortions through the petition process at the city level is close to reaching its goal of 12,000 signatures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a city that is now known as the Late-term Abortion Capital of the U.S.
The effort, spearheaded by Bud and Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life, has already submitted over 11,000 signatures, just 1,000 shy of those needed by July 25 to place the initiative on the ballot in October. If successful, Albuquerque would become the first city in America to ban abortions after 20 weeks gestation….
To read the original story from LifeNews, click here.
The following comes from ProLifeWitness.com.
New Mexico does have a partial-birth abortion ban that is consistent with the federal ban. However, it just bans partially delivering the baby outside of the womb and then killing the baby. The ban just made it illegal to kill a viable baby outside of the womb. So, abortionists came up with another procedure [The MOLD procedure. It is explained below.] that kills the viable baby in the womb and then they deliver the dead baby.) It is legal in New Mexico to have an abortion up to the day of birth.
While there are a handful of abortionists in the country willing to do abortions well into the third trimester, Curtis Boyd has a referral network system that is getting the word out better and drawing women to his late-term mill (Southwestern Women’s Options) from all across the globe! Also, another factor that enticed Boyd to set up shop in New Mexico specifically to market Late-Term abortions according to Troy Newman- President of Operation Rescue, New Mexico is still very much the wild west as far as abortion laws are concerned. Right now, anything goes!
Due to the lack of abortion regulations, Curtis Boyd decided to market late-term abortions here in Albuquerque, NM and is drawing women from all across North America. We have seen cars from Arkansas, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, Washington, Kansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, New York, and Mexico.
In addition, Bud Shaver with Project Defending Life has spoken to women who came from Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and a woman contacted us via e-mail…she was making plans to come here from the United Kingdom until she came across www.lateterm.com and contacted Tara Shaver!
For background information read the five part series “Abortion Capital” delving into the business of lucrative late-term abortions in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Abortion Capital, Pt. 1: The Wild, Wild West
Abortion Capital, Pt. 2: “Am I Killing? Yes, I am. I know that”
Abortion Capital, Pt. 3: “A baby came out and it was moving”
Abortion Capital, Pt. 4: The Dancing Dog
Abortion Capital, Pt. 5: “We think the process is safe. Nothing is perfect”
The Late-Term Abortion procedure is called: Induction Abortion- Also known as the “MOLD Technique”
MOLD is an acronym for the four products employed in the abortion process: Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Laminaria, and Digoxin.
The Induction abortion takes 3-4 days to complete. On the first day the woman is given an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of her baby. Then, with the aid of the ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart one of two ways: either directly through the mother’s abdomen or via the mother, vaginally. Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack. This is an off-label application of the drug, which was developed and approved as a treatment for heart disease
After the Digoxin injection, the woman’s cervix is packed with laminaria, thin tampon-like sticks made of seaweed that expand the cervix gradually over the next day.
The next day, the woman is repacked with larger laminaria sticks and given Misoprostol to prepare the woman for labor.
On the final day of the abortion, the woman is given the drug Oxytocin, which induces contractions and the onset of labor. Women then are placed in a room where they endure the labor process. When it is determined that the labor has progressed to the stage where the baby is about to be delivered…Each woman is taken into a room with a toilet and told to lean on the nurse and push the baby into the toilet.
Once the dead baby is delivered, the woman is given a procedure called Dilatation and Curettage, or D&C. Here, a sharp edged spoon-shaped instrument is used to remove the remaining tissue, such as the afterbirth, from the uterus….
To read the original blog postings from ProLifeWitness, click here.
Puff the Magic Dragon, and poof, the babies gone.
Skai I don’t get this one….you are silly. : )
Abeca, “Puff the Magic Dragon live by the sea”, the sea being the Pacific Ocean. “Puff” would be seen nightly with a bright red stream of fire spewing from its mouth, while flying low in the sky. That stream of fire scorched many souls and riddled them with lead. It did however save many lives, including that of one of my neighbors who had been caught in a remote part of Thailand in 1970 at a large USA airbase as it came under attack. He saw one lone airman hold off almost two hundred Laotian guerillas from annihilating a cargo plane full of doctors and nurses, until help sent them back into the jungle. But Puff showed up and ended any further malicious designs from reactivating. In fact a four star general awarded that lone airman, who survived with four bullet wounds, the Congressional Medal of Honor; however, it was nixed by the law that such could not be awarded in a non-combat designated theater. I recently got the fully detailed account from this eye witness neighbor.
Ok then… i guess it is something that I don’t comprehend….but interesting stuff I suppose….so what does this have to do with this article? I read it twice….but you sure have a vivid imagination, a lot of experience to share… : )
These precious faithful fighting to stop this injustice done on the unborn. God bless their efforts and I pray for their success. I usually notice good families fighting for these good causes. When we have small children, for some reason it encourages us to fight the good fight. I recall when I was pregnant with my third child, I was with a big belly, truly tired and kinda weak, but I still wanted to collect signatures for a petition to stop partial birth abortions. I don’t know why I am have not the same energy as I use too but when our kids are little, we seem to have more energy and we have not been totally worn out by all the indoctrination and harsh ways of the world against the true family unit that God created.
Even at abortion clinics, you will often find parents with young kids praying there. I miss those good ole days when I use to take my kids to pray peacefully to protect the unborn from abortion. Now things are more complicated for now but it’s only temporary.
God bless Albuquerque, I pray for their success.
Take a large dog with you.
Skai yes that is good too, a protestant pastor use to worry about me, being pregnant and all praying at abortion clinic…he said it was dangerous and told me to be careful. What a gentleman, I thought it would help others open their hearts if they saw a pregnant woman praying but I guess there are some crazy pro-choice people, I do remember being flipped off several times. Oh well….I did stop as I got further along my pregnancy. : )
“”Eternity is without succession, a simultaneous possession of all joys. To those who live toward Eternity, it really is not something at the end; it is that which influences every moment of the now.”
― Fulton J. Sheen
Even after decades of legal abortion, I am still soul-churningly shocked to read about these abortion procedures. The minds that think these procedures up are beyond my capacity to comprehend.
I understand Adolfo, it’s more hurtful when you have a family member close to you that has worked for Planned Parenthood. We need to pray for even those who serve these wicked purposes, they have been deceived and truly do not understand how wrong they are…..
God bless you, but some of them do understand how wrong they are and they want to be wrong.
I remember once I said to the late Fr. Thomas Matin, CMF that it was hard to believe that anyone actually wanted to go to Hell. He looked at me and straight forward told me that there are those who understand what Hell is and want to go there. I believe Obama and Soros are such persons, not to mention all of the pseudo Catholics he has working for him as well.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Thanks for posting this story. Let us pray that Albuquerque will be successful in stopping late term abortions.
Amen to that Richard!
Jesus loves His little children and even when they are forced to walk in those places of darkness, as the mum leaves them no choice because they are hostage to their womb….I am reminded of this scripture to pray on their behave:
“For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me. ” Psalm 23:4
And where is (presumptive Catholic) Republican Gov. Susanna Martinez in all this horror? She’s always being praised by R.I.N.O.’S nationally as being so “conservative.” When it comes to what’s happening right under her nose, genocidal state-approved abortion murder, she’s very curiously silent or absent or both. And it’s so depressing for me. For I lived in Albuquerque many years ago, and visited relatives living there every so many years. And Santa Fe and Taos are a very beautiful city and town. But i concur, the wild west mentality is very strong there, and lethally so in the twenty-first century. Very very sad. Albuquerque sounds like New York City in miniature. Only much prayer and sacrifice will redeem both these contemporary molochs. Holy Immaculate Mary, Co-Redemptrix of the human race, pray for us! VIVA CRISTO REY! and GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
New Mexico is surprisingly not a conservative state. Much like Arizona and Colorado, the big city rich folk are landing in the major cities of these sparsely populated states and taking over the politics. They’re immorally ruining vast stretches of our formerly all free nation. Only a few regions remain intact with freedom.
That is true Skai, I heard that too. It’s too bad though.
The Governor is just one woman. As I understand it she has always supported pro-life efforts.
I recently was in Albuquerque for a CMC Convention, and I had the great pleasure of meeting young Bud Shaver. He is a Evangelical and a real soldier for Christ. If any one can get this done it is him and his wife. By the way, I was happy to see that most of his fellow warriors are Catholic.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Good work in New Mexico. We may have to live with a 20 week abortion world for quite some time, so efforts like those in Albuquerque might be just the ticket. Similar to….was it South Dakota(?)… that just amended their law. The fetal heartbeat gig won’t work in the US….just look at what happened in Ireland earlier this year when a pregnant physician died due to the attending doctors detecting a fetal heartbeat, which prevented aborting the baby under Irish law to save the mother’s life. The Church was correctly labeled with a “let them both die” moniker, which promptly got the Irish Parliament to change the law in response to street demonstrations. Criticism of the silence of the Church in Ireland on this matter was justified.
I wish I could go to Albuquerque and sign this petition! Another big problem in the Western states that are les populated, is that people are often kind of isolated, and lack more ready access to a great variety of things, including excellent help in education and religion, that could help form especially young people, in a good, traditional, truly Christian way of life. Families have all fallen to pieces since the 1960’s, and the Church, too. Too many “crackpot” immoral liberals are everywhere, especially in local schools and universities, and in the Catholic Church, too, and her schools and institutions!! Therer are many poorer people in New Mexico, among Hispanic and Indian populations. Immoral liberals in many government and ” helping profession” fields try to give them assistance, to make a better, more economically successful life, but they also destroy their traditional family homes, religion, and morality, with their immoral, radical 1960’s beliefs, which is a terrible thing!