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Abortion Provider Spotlight - Dr. Curtis Boyd

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Dr. Curtis Boyd


Former Baptist minister, Dr. Curtis Boyd owns and operates abortion clinics in Texas and New Mexico.

Dr. Curtis's Clinics
Southwestern Women's Surgery Center - Texas
Southwestern Women's Options - New Mexico
  - Also employs Shelley Sella and Susan Robinson


Channel KVUE - Austin, TX interview with Dr. Boyd. In the interview he admits that he is killing and that he performs abortions as late as 24 weeks in Texas. In his clinic in New Mexico, however, he performs abortions up to 28 weeks and later. 


In the 1960s, Dr. Curtis Boyd provided thousands of illegal abortions to women in Texas. In this clip, he remembers the day in 1973 that abortion became legal. (Video excerpted from the 2003 documentary Voices of Choice produced by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health)



911 Calls from Dr. Curtis's Clinics
Six 911 calls originating from Southwestern Women’s Options. (11/7/08 - 12/18/09)

Operation Rescue - “The clinic workers are careful about how much information they revealed to the emergency dispatchers, and in many cases, even attempt to shift the blame for the complications onto the woman. Their general actions and attitudes toward the woman they just injured are despicable.”

One abortion clinic worker from Southwestern Women’s Options expressed concern over the questions the 911 dispatcher was asking. While she thought she was on hold, this exchange took place:

SWO Employee:[Whispering] I don’t know – I don’t know what information he’s asking me.
Background Voice: Just talk to him – act dumb.
SWO Employee: [Whispering] Okay. Exactly. Yeah.

The latest tapes obtained under an open records act request made by Tara Shaver of Project Defending Life, who forwarded the recordings to Operation Rescue.

They show women ranging in ages from 18 to 34 who were between 8 weeks and approximately 24 weeks pregnant. Complications included:

  • Uterine rupture with heavy bleeding.
  • A panic-stricken 18-yer old patient with chest pains, numbness, and a severe headache after a late-term abortion.
  • Cervical laceration with hemorrhaging.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding after first and second trimester abortions.

  • A 17 year old girl who suffered from a fever, a possible sign of infection, a rapid pulse, and uncontrolled bleeding following a second-trimester abortion. (2/10)


    A 30 year old woman suffered “uterine bleeding”, a sign of a possible punctured womb, which is a life-threatening abortion complication. (11/10)


    A 23 year old patient suffered “heavy hemorrhaging” after an abortion. (2/11)


    Woman in her twenties suffering a ruptured uterus during a late-term abortion. (5/11)


    A 31 year old suffered from "persistent bleeding" following an abortion. (9/11)


    ABQ Abortion doctor under investigation - KRQE.com

    2007 Malpractice Lawsuit - Document shows medical malpractice suit against Curtis Boyd's clinic for abortion complications, including disfigurement, perforated uterus, and uncontrolled bleeding.

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    1980 Death
    Vanessa Preston - On January 22, 1980, a 20-year old girl went into cardiac arrest and died after an abortion procedure performed by Dr. Curtis Boyd.

    Dallas Morning News article about the death of Vanessa Preston.


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