By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- In an unprecedented move the Albuquerque City Council voted on Monday night, May 16th to amend the City of Albuquerque’s Operating Budget to include $250,000 to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico.
In a 6-3 vote, two republican councilors, Brook Bassan and Trudy Jones, sided with pro-abortion liberal democrats and the abortion industry to approve the funding which will now be sent to democrat Mayor Tim Keller for his signature.
Planned Parenthood as a 501c3 nonprofit organization already receives hundreds of millions of federal tax dollars each year, in spite of the fact that most Americans don't want their tax dollars being used to prop up the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood aborted 354,871 children in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
In a press release sent from Julian Moya, public information officer for the Albuquerque City Council, it is noted that the $250,000 to Planned Parenthood is a "Council-directed sponsorship and was achieved by removing funds from other projects."
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement,
The city of Albuquerque is already in crisis mode so it is completely absurd that the city council is stripping the funding of other city projects to prop up a failing abortion industry that is on the verge of collapsing nationwide with the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. The city of Albuquerque is facing so many crisis situations that it is absurd to give $250,000 to the nation's largest abortion provider. The taxpayers of Albuquerque should not be forced to foot the bill for Planned Parenthood's non-essential abortion business. Abortion is not healthcare for women and women don't need Planned Parenthood. The Republican city councilors, Brook Bassan and Trudy Jones, who voted to appropriate these funds should resign immediately and publicly apologize to their constituents for not properly representing our fiscal or social conservative values."
Abortion Free New Mexico urges you to contact councilors Bassan and Jones to express your disapproval of their actions and to urge them to resign immediately.
By Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, New Mexico- Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico joined Owen Shroyer on the Infowars War Room to discuss how Late (Third Trimester) Full-Term abortions are not a conspiracy theory but a tragic reality. New Mexico is the proof.
She also discusses our investigations over the past decade exposing New Mexico as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of the nation.
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico has been fighting abortions in America for years, she is now attempting to end abortion in New Mexico. Tara Shaver joins Owen to discuss her pro-life activism in New Mexico and what she sees ahead as Roe v Wade will soon be overturned." Infowars: War Room
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico on Infowars War Room with Owen Shroyer
UPDATE: New Mexico Facility and UNM Settled Wrongful Abortion Death Suit for Total of $1.26 Million
Operation Rescue assisted Abortion Free New Mexico with the initial investigation and exposure of this tragedy.
By Cheryl Sullenger, (Republished with the permission of Operation Rescue)
Albuquerque, NM – Southwestern Women’s Options, a full-term abortion facility located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has settled a major medical malpractice/wrongful death suit for $900,000. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the settlement agreement was reached with the abortion facility last fall.
“Southwestern Women’s Option clinic, in settling its part of the lawsuit, sought a confidentiality provision to bar the parties from discussing the settlement. They are specifically not permitted to disparage the clinic or its doctors, according to the settlement agreement, which was filed as an exhibit in the lawsuit,” the newspaper reported.
Last month, the University of New Mexico agreed to pay the family of Keisha Atkins $365,000 to settle their part of the lawsuit that alleged UNM negligently referred Atkins to Southwestern Women’s Options where Atkins received a fatal multi-day abortion. That settlement resulted in a full dismissal of the wrongful death suit in April.
That brings the total payout to Atkins’ mother, Tina Atkins, and her sister, Nichole, to over $1.26 million.
Southwestern Women’s Options’ owner, Curtis Boyd, reached the settlement during mediation in relation to allegations that “its subsequent treatment of Atkins fell below the standard of care and was negligent,” according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Atkins was 23 years old and six months pregnant when she sought an abortion at the UNM Center for Reproductive Health early 2017. That abortion facility determined that Atkins was too far along for a procedure there, so she was referred to Southwestern Women’s Options, which is one of the few abortion facilities in the U.S. that openly conducts abortions through all trimesters of pregnancy.
Once at SWO, Atkins underwent a multi-day late-term abortion. Before the process could be completed, Atkins was taken to UNM Medical Center where she died on February 4, 2017.
The Albuquerque Journal reported that Tina Atkins described during a deposition meeting her daughter in the hospital that fateful day when Keisha was still alive and talking.
Keisha was combative, and 'a little bit delirious,' Atkins said. But she could still talk. "The first thing that came out of her mouth was, ‘Mom, I’m going to die.'"
An autopsy was done at the University of New Mexico that listed Atkins’ cause of death as “Pulmonary Thromboembolism due to Pregnancy.”
Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico, who was initially tipped to Atkins’ death, was among the first to receive a copy of the autopsy report. Suspicious that the cause of death blamed Atkins pregnancy instead of the abortion, Shaver asked Operation Rescue to review the autopsy results.
Operation Rescue’s staff, which is experienced in analyzing autopsy reports, found that the listed cause of death was untrue, and suspected that UNM was attempting to cover up the liability of UNM and SWO in Atkins’ death.
Operation Rescue discovered that the autopsy report itself noted that Atkins developed an infection during the multi-day abortion that turned septic. As a complication of the septicemia, she developed a clotting disorder. It was a blood clot found in her lung caused by the abortion process that eventually took her life – not her pregnancy.
At the time, Curtis Boyd commented in the Albuquerque Journal attacking Operation Rescue’s discovery:
For those who oppose women’s reproductive justice to exploit this sad event by putting forward lies about abortion and the patient’s care is sickening. We trust the citizens of New Mexico to be compassionate and understanding of the needs of women and to see through this inflammatory attack on women’s reproductive rights and on us.”
In the end, the settlements vindicated Operation Rescue’s findings and proved that it was Boyd who was lying to cover up his clinic’s negligence in Atkins’ death.
We are glad that the Keisha Atkins wrongful death case is now closed and that her family will receive a large settlement. I know that no amount of money will compensate them for the death of their loved one, but I pray it will bring closure to the family,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
The case was handled by Abortion on Trial. More information about this case is available on their website.
Tara Shaver, spokeswoman for Abortion Free New Mexico issued the following statement:
"Abortion Free New Mexico is thankful for the collaboration with Operation Rescue who assisted us with the initial investigation and exposure of this tragedy. Our hope is that the family of Keisha Atkins can find closure and peace and that her death will help serve to deter other women from choosing abortion. This $1.26 million dollar settlement should set a precedent that late-term abortions pose serious life threatening risks to women and that UNM should refrain from their participation in referring and providing abortion services. New Mexico tax dollars are funding these risky procedures through medicaid and now the tax payers are footing the bill for the abortion deaths of women.
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