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Five 911 Calls Expose Crisis of Life-threatening Abortion Injuries in Albuquerque

Operation Rescue demands immediate intervention from the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners to stop shocking spate of life-threatening abortion injuries

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Two 911 calls released today by Operation Rescue show life-threatening complications from late-term abortions that took place at Southwestern Women's Options earlier this year. These are the fourth and fifth recordings of 911 calls released by Operation Rescue that originated from Albuquerque abortion clinics within a 15-month time span.

"These 911 recordings show that the lives of women are placed in extreme jeopardy at the shocking rate of one every three months. This presents an unacceptable risk to women and we demand that the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners intervene in the interest of public safety," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue.

Operation Rescue has filed complaints against abortionist Shelley Sella, Susan Robinson, and Curtis Boyd of Southwestern Women's Options, for their parts in these horrific abortion injuries. [View Complaint]

In the emergency recordings released today, one 23-year old patient suffered "heavy hemorrhaging" after an abortion on February 19, 2011, and was transported to the hospital in the middle of the night to save her life.

The second recording released today was perhaps the most troubling. A woman in her twenties suffered a ruptured uterus during a "late-term" abortion. A ruptured uterus is a life-threatening condition that is considered a serious medical emergency that usually requires hysterectomy in order to prevent death. It is unknown if she survived her injury.

During that incident, which took place just two months ago on May 12, 2011, the woman who placed the 911 call from Southwestern Women's Options seemed more concerned with the disruption of her clinic.

When the dispatcher asked if emergency responders should came to the front door the woman at the abortion clinic responded, "Yeah, that's the only place they can come -um, and, you know, we have a waiting room full of people, so, and surgery going on so we'll let them in. We'll keep an eye out for them, okay?"

Earlier recordings revealed the following life-threatening abortion complications:

"There is an abortion injury crisis in Albuquerque that must be immediately addressed," said Sullenger. "With virtually no accountability, the abortion clinics in New Mexico pose a huge public danger. It's been about two and a half months since the last known abortion emergency. Women walking to Albuquerque abortion mills today are playing Russian Roulette with their lives."

Link to all 5 written 911 transcripts and video links.

About Operation Rescue® 
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006.  From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates.