There’s nothing like the sound of a person’s voice to tell a deeper story.That’s why a newly obtained recording of a 911 call
is such a striking example of the dangers of abortion.
Operaton Rescue just released the call, which was placed from the UNM Center for Reproductive Health. The recording ofers dramatic audio of a 35-year old woman “crashing” after being
given “conscious sedation” during an abortion procedure on
Feb. 15. In the audio, you can hear voices calling the patient’s name and urging her to breathe as she groans and gasps for air.
“We have a patient who is crashing right now,” the caller told the
dispatcher. At the dispatcher’s request, the call was transferred to the
abortion room where another clinic worker described the patient as
“grayish” in color. Once the call was transferred, the disturbing sounds
of the patient’s suffering and struggling for life became clearly
The fate of the woman is unknown.
“This 911 call is evidence that there is no such thing as a ‘safe’
abortion. It emphasizes the need to end this grisly practice. Until it
can be ended, this patient’s suffering graphically illustrates the need
for more accountability and oversight for abortion clinics around the
nation,” says Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
“New Mexico has virtually no laws regulating abortion, so this is the
kind of thing that one can expect. Abortion clinics fight safety laws
because they don’t want inspectors to know the truth about what really
goes on behind their closed doors. The 911 call released today gives us a
window into that world and it’s not a pretty sight.”
The UNMCRH is an abortion clinic operated by the University of New
Mexico School of Medicine, which is a public funded institution.
Residents in the program are rotated through the abortion clinic for
training. If residents opt out of abortion training, they are assigned
other tasks at the clinic.
UNMCRH offers abortions up to 22 weeks gestation and is yet another
troubled member of the National Abortion Federation, a national
affiliation of abortion clinics that has a particularly abysmal health
and safety record.
“This is more proof that the abortion industry is incapable if
regulating itself. NAF standards are a joke. States need to get serious
about protecting the safety of women,” Newman says.
Bud and Tara Shaver of Defend Life announced on Friday that they have
opened a new pregnancy resource center across from the UNMCRH in order
to better assist women and help spare them from the trauma and tragedy
experienced by the patient that was the subject of the recent 911 call.
The Shavers are former interns for Operation Rescue and obtained the 911
recording through an open records act request.