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….
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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….
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