A panel of abortion researchers, including two late-term abortionists who practice at a notorious New Mexico abortion mill, recently published a study attempting to justify the use of a potentially dangerous procedure to expedite late-term abortions. This would allow abortion mills to schedule more women for lucrative third-trimester abortions, which usually take up to three days.
The study’s “clinicians,” abortionists Carmen Landau and Shelly Sella, work for Curtis Boyd, who runs Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque. The abortion mill came under fire a few years ago because it collaborated with the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque to harvest baby body parts for experimentation.
Between May 2016 and January 2018, abortionists capitalized on the clinic’s need “to accommodate an increase in patient volume,” and decided to do their own experimentation on over 500 women by adding Misoprostol, a drug that has not been approved for abortions, to expedite the killing of viable babies over 24 weeks. During this time, 23-year-old Keisha Atkins, who was 24 weeks pregnant, went to Southwestern Women’s Options for an abortion. After being given numerous doses of sedatives during the three-day procedure, Keisha went into respiratory distress. She was admitted to the ER and died soon after.
In a deposition in the ensuing wrongful death lawsuit against Southwestern Women’s Options, abortionist Carmen Landau, who co-authored the Misoprostol study, said her instruction to women experiencing complications from abortion is “do not go to the emergency room; call our phone number below with any concerns and we will take care of you, no matter the time of day or night.”
Life Legal is currently assisting in two medical malpractice cases involving women who were seriously injured during late-term abortions following the administration of Misopristol.