Dr. Curtis Boyd, Abortionist – The Tower of Abortive Choice, Anarchy, and the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Dr. Curtis Boyd, Abortionist – The Tower of Abortive Choice, Anarchy, and the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Nine week old unborn baby, and abortionists: Dr.Curtis Boyd and Kermit Gosnell

The Scourge of Abortion in New Mexican Catholic Culture—an Introduction
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Dr. Curtis Boyd, is a cult hero to some. To others he is the devil incarnate. Boyd is an abortionist. He performs third-trimester, and even partial-birth, abortions as it is legal within the Albuquerque city limits. Tragically, when the issue was submitted as a referendum to the citizenry of this predominantly Hispanic and Catholic city, ashamedly, it passed. I am told by Elisa Martinez, Executive Director of the New Mexico Alliance for Life, that Boyd’s very modest and unspectacular-looking clinic in the center of town will often have its tree-lined, asphalt parking lot full, with the license plates hailing from far flung states, and even other countries.

Boyd unabashedly proclaims his pride that this predominantly Catholic city is considered the number one partial birth abortion capital of the United States. Ironically, even though the laws allow for Boyd to practice his specialty, he remains controversial. Even though Boyd’s actions are under the protection of American, and even local jurisprudence, his clinics become a frequent gathering point for marches and prayer sessions in support of the lives that are taken just a stone’s throw away. To those of us who believe that there is a deep theological, and even pastoral, prioritization of the “right to life” as the highest of values to protect, it seems oxymoronic that the ending of lives of real flesh and blood persons in a womb is considered politically and culturally acceptable. (Ref: Evangelium Vitae) Because of the error of American jurisprudence, we see a concomitant, inordinate subordination by the Church of that priority compared with other social justice issues of concern. It is nothing less than acquiescence from an ecclesial, pastoral, and moral perspective. It seems that Rerum Novarum’s proffered “preferential option for the poor” appears not to apply to the most innocent of human lives.

In New Mexico, the extensive arms of the pro-choice movement embrace an even more abhorrent phenomenon in Christian and Catholic society from the zealous, profuse, and abrasive support of some New Mexicans who claim to be religious leaders, consisting mostly of mainline liberal protestants. Such a stance would be anathema to evangelicals. And based upon magisterial church teaching, you would think that such a stance would be anathema to Catholics.

Of course, it is understood that a strong impetus causing this phenomenon in this state is the long-standing, regional identification of Hispanic culture in New Mexico with the party of the “New Deal,” the titular party of the poor, the immigrant, and the downtrodden.

This party has now become the insipid incubus of the platform of “choice,”—a stage upon which the drama of life and death are determined by the innocuous rhetoric and words of legislation, words that care nothing for life or death at all, but rather for the maintenance of the demon of political power. Political party caucuses that include active Catholic laity are a cabal for the perpetuation of that party’s power. I would imagine that what is taking place here is only a microcosm of what is taking place in the national halls of power, as well as in states all over the United States, with respect to all things abortion.

But let me return to the famous, or infamous, Dr. Boyd. As a Catholic Deacon of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I do not see Boyd as a cult hero; nor do I give him the polarizing notoriety he seeks by calling him Satan. I am no apologist for the abortionist. I certainly dedicate my prayers for Boyd’s conversion so that he either becomes a Christian, or at least quits misrepresenting that he is one. The clock is ticking, and Boyd is not getting any younger being already in his 70s.

While abortion is an overriding concern, I am more concerned over the misrepresentation of so-called religious, and political-religious leaders, that they display the banner of Judeo-Christian ethics and morals for their political ends. They are less concerned about winning souls, and more about winning elections, and holding power. In so doing, the pseudo religionists, along with American jurisprudence, are the storm cell that eventuates in a Category 5 hurricane. Boyd, his array of apprentice abortionists, and his political supporters huddle, sheltered within Roe vs. Wade’s eye of this monstrous storm.

And here we lie, “Etherized on a Table…”

In a recent article in the Santa Fe New Mexican written by Joey Peters, Boyd “goes to work every day clad in his gray surgical gown.” He becomes almost invisible as the world around him numbly lie “etherized upon a table,” as described in T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Boyd fits squarely into the modern moral nooks and crannies of today’s “fifty shades of gray”—a politically correct, and legally acceptable world of hyper-tolerance. Unfortunately, we as a society, find ourselves numbed by Boyd’s, and his supporters’, political and moral anesthesia. We find ourselves in the wake of a river of dead babies that flow from his scalpel.

The story of abortion in the sparsely populated state of New Mexico, and how it has become a political live-wire, is much deeper than Boyd’s individual perspective as a single abortionist. Perhaps, he is a bit cleaner in his trade than his colleague, Kermit Gosnell. (Editor’s note: Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for killing live-born babies in his Philadelphia abortion clinic.) But their day-to-day life was essentially the same.

The tacit acceptability of abortion in our time is a mode of human behavior that cooperates with an underlying hubris which goes beyond what had long been considered taboo. This acceptability with the valley of the shadow of Roe vs. Wade is like an extreme sport in which limits are tested for no reason other than to test them. This penchant for pushing the boundaries of certain death-dealing frontiers reminds me of the biblical story of the “Tower of Babel.” Men of knowledge came together to reach for heaven in order to pull God down by His heavenly whiskers in order to claim equality with Him. (See Phil 2:6) Likewise, the construction of the tall Tower of Abortive Choice finds its massive foundation made with the concrete and steel rebar of what John Milton’s Paradise Lost calls “man’s first disobedience.”

Boyd’s “craft,” and its political and legal support beams, footings, and stem walls {connecting support walls with the foundation} find their basis in what many have called a fairy tale—the often times chagrined story of the fall of man, and his famous disobedience in the Garden of Eden.

The Nahash and Man’s First Disobedience (Genesis 3)
The Hebraic version of the story speaks of a “nahash:” a serpent at minimum, and a behemoth at most, who beguiled the first generation of parents with regard to their use of the gift of free will. At the center of the protagonists’ crisis of decision was this chronic question of a “choice” to be made. In the story as related in the Book of Genesis, there were admonitions of moral clarity regarding what the first parents were free to do, or not do. The great temptation then is the same as it is now. According to the story, following the beguiler’s advice resulted in the first global catastrophe of man’s existence. It was the precursor to the Tower of Babel, as it represented as a supreme trespass upon a higher realm of both knowledge, and an existence not yet meant for this created species. (Genesis 11:1-9)

Informed Judeo-Christianity faces the same affront of “choice” in the beguiling disguise of “freedom”. Those who believe the tenets of the Judeo-Christian tradition must ask themselves whether or not a “choice” to end the “life” of an unborn child is a gross trespass into the celestial purview of God, or not. How do Boyd, and his religious supporters, reconcile this kind of act with a faith that recognizes such boldness as pride? Peters’ interview with Boyd, abortionist, reveals that Boyd actually concedes that “life” begins at conception. According to Peters’ article, Boyd says “life” begins even before conception, in the fact of a living sperm cell. So if abortion kills life (Hebrew: L’Chaim), how does Boyd, and his nominal supporters, reconcile this killing with the Mosaic Law, specifically the sixth commandment of the Decalogue? (Exodus 20:13)

The history of the world has been subject to what Milton, the blind poet, writes was “man’s first disobedience” aka, “choice.” This is the foundation of this Tower of Abortive Choice, and it appears to be nearing its completion. In Peters’ article, Boyd states that all of what he does has its foundation in what “comes down to a notion that has flowed through it (presumably time or history) like water for decades: choice.” Boyd conflates “choice” as an ultimate good. Yet, looking a little closer renders the “choice” as no end in itself. The end is what follows in the long train of consequences that follow that decisive moment. The choice is a means to the end that either is “good” or “bad,” to a “virtue” or a “vice.”

A Liturgical Blood Sacrifice for a False Freedom
In the same interview, Boyd states that he does his work with “a great sense of pride” and that what he does is a “privilege” and that it is a “powerful experience.” Boyd has even said that he “values pregnancies.” This abortionist goes on to describe his role in providing for the spiritual welfare of a mother about to undergo his procedures. According to Peters’ article, Boyd has admitted to “blessing” both the mother and the “fetus.” Boyd’s having been a Christian Universalist preacher presumably allows him that comfort. How cozy! But such is the end result when builders of a great tower zealously lay brick upon brick without first noting that they are using torn flesh, and spilled blood, for its mortar.

By hearing his own words, you would think Boyd was instead, the Reverend Dr. Boyd, conducting a kind of high church liturgy, a “sacrificium taurobollium” once used by ancient Mithra worshipers. So, thus, the simple choice dons the green “scrubs” vestments of a new priesthood – the priesthood of “holy choice.”

Ancient Mithraic sacrifices were bloody affairs conducted by pagan societies to purge away sin. These rites were a blood baptism, extracting with surgical precision the internal organs of a bull. Likewise, the steady hand of the high priest, Boyd, extracts a heart, a lung, or maybe even a pancreas in order to adore the holy tower of choice while at the same time allegedly bartering the parts to a local university for research, sans consent of the mother, whose rights they acted supposedly to protect. Boyd is now in district court over his lack of disclosure to a mother who has since regretted her mistake.

The secular world, and its political envoy, Planned Parenthood, consider Boyd a folk hero honoring this ultimate statue of the goddess, Choice, in order to venerate her as she grasps upon her own child’s heart in place of a torch, not unlike the Aztecs of old. This is the goddess of whom Boyd invokes his macabre blessings of dead fetuses. And along with the pro-choice lobby, are the community organizing, pseudo catholic and Christian social justice lobbies, that put on the masque of Christianity. Some hide or disguise their political play by placing other social justice concerns as a higher priority than abortion. In this way, they attenuate the full force of the magisterial church’s opposition.

Worse, there are legislators who are Christian who are members of a political party that has more than adopted the “pro-choice” mantra within its party platform. This party calls those who follow Christian teachings to protect life in the womb as heretical, and exclude them from their numbers. Members of that party think nothing of running for candidacy for governor, senator, or representative at any level of government, and minimize the issue of ending life in the womb as a secondary issue that does not rise to the level of standards of living, economics, and so-called “social justice” (i.e. immigration, inclusive rights for women and minorities).

Buying Holiness and Redeeming Corrupt Consciences
Many so-called Catholics are celebrated as strong parochial members who overtly do “good things” for the poor. They want to be recognized and noticed for this. And yet, they are not lovingly corrected for their failure to understand that there is no good they have ever done that can pay down the price for the loss of one solitary life. They are not counseled by church leadership that they cannot buy their holiness, or buy their fidelity to the Church, by giving time, money, and talent to immigration issues, while at the same time taking money from abortion lobbies, and claiming that they are freed by their consciences because they go on missions to other countries.

A group of various ecumenical Christian clergy called the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice lobbies heavily for their revered “choice.” While thankfully the group has no known members from Catholic clergy, they have the tacit support of those who are looking for any excuse to say that Christianity approves of their stance. The Coalition, and its followers, have justified this notion of “choice” as some quixotic approach to being kind and merciful to the Dulceneas of the world.

These workers in the vineyard of death have done far worse than support the killing of unborn babies; they have lied to themselves about the wrongness of it. They have become prisoners to a party platform of death, and they have come to love their own incarceration. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has become the abortionist’s megaphone, amplifying ancient serpentine whispers of the nahash. They are under a delusion that they are truly advancing women’s health, equality for women, and access to health care for the poor, while they are really reaching up trying to pluck the whiskers of God Himself.
The builders of the Tower of Abortive Choice are like the “flying monkeys” of the Wizard of Oz, doing a malevolent bidding, meanwhile mocking the truth, and obscuring the reality that life is life; and death is death; good is good; and evil is evil.

Meanwhile, the Reverend Dr. Boyd has become a master of allusion, illusion, and delusion, perhaps for the sake of some inner pride of personal social achievement. Perhaps, his goal is to be at the very top of the Tower of Abortive Choice, in order to achieve equality with the author of life and death. After all, he is a former minister who speaks, as it is written in Peters’ article, “with a twinge of an accent that betrays the small east Texas town he grew up in,” –Texas motherhood and apple pie, and all things truly American. He can’t be all that bad, can he?

An Odd Consensus: “Life Begins at Conception”
To the surprise of many who hold similar views on the topic, Boyd has openly opined that life does begin at conception. However, with a philosopher’s gravitas, he then explains that the life-entity in the womb has no soul until the fetus (Latin: offspring) is born. In Peters’ article, he said: “Birth is when you take a breath of life.” he has said. “In our culture, personhood has always begun at birth,” and Boyd states that this idea is the “legal basis” of his own support for doing this. Of course, we can easily forget, he performed abortions prior to Roe vs. Wade, according to Peters’ biopic. Boyd even waxes theological, stating that the “ensoulment” of a child “happens when the child takes its first breath.”

I wonder if Boyd considered whether or not the baby Jesus while in His mother’s womb had a soul, and therefore might not be a real person conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Luke. You can’t be Christian, and believe a soul-less incarnation is true. Boyd should stick to mincing flesh, and stay away from mincing words. There is no word in Hebrew for soul, but there is the word for life. If Boyd admits that human life begins at conception, then his “ensoulment” argument does not fly. The Platonic concept of “Soul” is Greco-Roman, and it was foreign to both the Semitic culture and language. So, when he admits that “life” begins in the womb, he is conceding he is killing. He is offending the long continuum of the Mosaic Law, and all that has made western civilization civilized.

The moral struggle we all face in the context of legal infanticide is more than a polemical conflict between life, and this proffered “choice;” of the mother to kill her living child, geography aside. Infanticide by “mother” is oxymoronic since to be a “mother” is to have a child, and if you abort the child, then the so-called “mother” is no real mother at all. The result is a future cognitive dissonance that is pronounced, deep, and long-lasting, and thus, truly tragic.

This mirage of “choice” is a trap that leads to an ultimate Warholian vision of retiring societal norms for the sake of an eventual deconstructionist societal anarchy. The proponents of this dystopia see time tested mores, rules, and normative codes as shackles of intolerance that need to be broken for the sake of liberty. Anarchists simply say, “Break the shackles” and do away with the rules for the sake of holy liberty. Not to do so is anathema.

The Wages of Abortion is Anarchy
The wages of abortion will indeed be anarchy if we carry the “choice” mantra as far as it can go. Using one’s personal power to jump off a cliff does not make the jumper more powerful. The word “Choice” fits as well on a political bumper sticker, as it does on a coffin, large or small. Choice is an argument that says I have the power; and, it is mine to use even at the expense of the least powerful. As Shakespeare once wrote, “everything includes itself into power, power into will, will into appetite, and appetite, that universal wolf makes perforce a universal prey and last eats up himself.” It is the reason Mother Teresa prophesied that until we end abortion, there will never be peace. She said this receiving the Nobel Peace Prize no less.

It stands to reason that a woman arguing for choice is the same woman who would be the first to concede that a woman’s human body is not property or chattel, a “thing” to be owned by anyone. Therefore, as she cannot be owned by anyone, the body she prizes so highly is in reality not her own body either. Thus, the body within her—is also not hers.

Of Human Bondage, and Shakespeare’s Colossus
Until Roe vs. Wade, Boyd, along with Margaret Sanger’s eugenics advocates, were like Eliot’s Prufrock protagonists, bucking up against their vision of a shackled universe of human bondage. In such a world, rules, order, mores, and ethical standards are authoritarian antagonists crippling a species designed to be gods. The world of “choice” which they propose is the freedom to be Icarus with wings of wax, flying up to touch the sun. In such a world, rules are arcane, and are obstacles to the ultimate evolution of man to be as gods.

To them “choice” is liberating. “Choice” is the ultimate good because it allows humanity to transcend humanity to become “inspirited” (vis-a-vis incarnated) and thus deified. The watching world, like Shakespeare’s Cassius observing Julius Caesar, says: “Why man he doth bestride the narrow waters like a Colossus, and we petty men walk under his huge legs and peep about.” In Roe v Wade, the chief lawgivers, Colossus-like, did not strike at mores, rules, commandments, or words, but rather flesh and blood—“the petty men,” those with no vote, the very frontier of the margins of our species, un-namely, unborn lives.

The chief lawgivers have made tombs of wombs, and fumes of blooms, and by doing so, they disassemble future choices, a billion-fold. They snag the principal existential thread of their argument and, thereby, unravel the pale vestments of their “sacred choice” that they so worship and adore. This is the work of anarchy. And as such, an anarchical world is a chaotic world—a taho wabaho—where darkness and the deep prevail. Thus, anarchy is disguised in the ghostly robes of this goddess “Choice.”

So empowered, Boyd and company sing like Eliot’s Prufrock: “Do I dare disturb the universe? In a minut,e there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” After Roe vs. Wade, it seems as though Eliot’s “minute of reversal” appears not yet to have arrived. But it will, no doubt—as all reckonings do. As Shakespeare warns, appetites like wolves nihilistically self-satisfy.

Icarus, Poe’s Pendulum, Desert Mirages, and Prufrock’s Mermaids
The modernists and pseudo Christians would have us live and navigate our way as Eliot writes, “When the evening is spread out against the sky, like a patient etherized upon a table.” They would have us become abysmally numb to moral order defined by the weight of historical perspectives. To them, truth is dystopia. It is relative, and right is the thin sharp cutting edge of Edgar Allen Poe’s moving pendulum insensitively slicing and dicing its shackled and bound Prometheus in the pit below. Their solution? Ride the pendulum. Their ethic is to be above the fray even as the sharpened edge of their scalpel cuts away at the very essence of existence itself. Their success is enveloped in our etherized voyeurism of the spectacle until the slicing and dicing is no longer a spectacle and is only a bleep among the blaring horns and sirens of the normalcy of everyday traffic. Man’s new normal.

All of this is inconsistent with Christianity. Christianity is counter cultural. Right and wrong are not on an evolutionary continuum or Hegelian dialectic. Truth is not a concept. Truth is flesh and blood. Truth is the person of Jesus Christ. Truth is the incarnation of God Himself. (John 14:6) To the Christian, life is life and death is death. A male is a male and a female is a female. They are given in marriage for the sake of offspring born of love, not convenience or even pleasure. Wrong is a perturbation of the right. It is a corruption of what is good, though it can easily be shape-shifted in verbal jousts to appear and sound good—but not be.

Like a mirage in a desert, water appears there ahead of us, but alas is not. Such is the skill of the real devil while his sophomoric agents litigate his desire to have us anarchically self-obliterate. The devil and his agents would have us live in a world of gray and of shadows for his comfort, not ours. But that is an age-old story.

It is Prufrock’s stuck minute hand of a faltering clock of time that is giving the Boyd’s of the world a momentary frolic with the audacity of tyrants to surf the dead sea of false grace as they claim to be religious men in their interviews and legislative witnesses while being butchers at the cold, sterile, stainless steel tables. Sadly, as Eliot writes, Boyd and his lobby will hear “mermaids singing, each to each…. riding seaward on the waves…. By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, till human voices wake us, and we drown.” What human voices? Could it be that Boyd, like Prufrock, could be awakened one day with a cacophony of dismembered children’s voices who were victims of the Reverend Boyd’s cruel craft?

The Unborn Immigrant—Wherein the Church Leadership?
The lonely unborn life is no less an immigrant than unaccompanied minors crossing a treacherous border in the desert southwest. I have met them and they certainly are in need of concern, love, and protection. But ironically, unlike the unborn immigrant in the womb, the unaccompanied minor has a chance at life. However constricted it may be, no one is seeking to end it with hammer and sickle. Something tells me that this gentle heart of the unborn immigrant beats so rapidly awaiting to cross a border designed by a higher power, and their heartbeat is their visa that should not be revoked. But instead of deportations, there are “abortations” (sic).

According to encyclical writings and teachings of the church, protection of unborn life takes priority in terms of voicing the church’s abhorrence to any act—political, social, or cultural—to deter, abate, defile, abuse, and extirpate that unique heart beat wherein lies the soul of the child, and of mankind. Hers is the thinnest string on a guitar that if removed, is the degree Shakespeare spoke of when he wrote “take but degree away, un-tune that string, and hark—what discord follows.” In the music of the universe, the removal of one single soul by our trespass action is in fact the desafinamiento—the un-tuning of the immense symphony of the universe. Each one is as grave a sin as man’s “first disobedience.” The future consequences are enormous and incalculable but for the enormity of the mercy of God Himself.

The unborn immigrant is attacked with absolutely no protection. For such an immigrant, the wages of crossing the natural border from what should be a real sanctuary city of the womb into the frontier of light and air is to have her brains sucked out by a syringe. And where is the church to stand and accuse the politicians, and community organizers concerning their specific acts of abuse in the protected votes they take in the hallowed halls of congress or our legislature? Ironically, convicted felons, like El Chapo, are treated with more respect.

It is the acquiescence of church leadership in hopes of a “cumbaya” ecumenical jamboree with religious leaders who are Christian or Catholic superficially, and in name only. That acquiescence has empowered New Mexico’s supposed Catholic and main line Protestant legislators to be “free agents,” always being guided not by any kind of spirituality or solid catechesis, but by a lack of those. Rather, they are guided by the Alinsky-ite social justice groups, and a Democratic Party platform, that demands their membership be enslaved to the Tower of Abortive Rights.

And so it seems as though Church leadership is only tangentially involved, standing along the sidelines as a kind of cheerleader. Oh, they attend the national right to life rallies, appear on EWTN events and photo ops, and make grand overture pronouncements in support of the prolife movement. But there appears to be a lack of true, dedicated, spiritually-driven persistence on the part of the Church leadership, with the end game of driving out the abortion demon from a culture that is essentially Judeo-Christian.

So the resistance efforts are highly dependent upon local rag-tag groups that band together, often times alone and in the rain, praying their hearts out over this great national tragedy. These groups are at the bottom of the USCCB funding chain, while the social justice warrior groups eat up most of the Campaign for Human Development pie.

It is as though Jesus is agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane, and all the apostles are snoozing. Albuquerque is simply one of many, but among the most profitable, pernicious, and pervasive battle fronts in this war. For this reason, the American political system has been wrought with a rancid, zero-sum game polemic between the religious right, and the secular left—between pro-life and pro-choice—between good and evil, and ultimately, between God and the devil. And at the battlefront are the most innocent of souls. Ensoulment, to use Boyd’s term, happens at the moment of conception, and is made manifest at the first beating of the child’s heart.

The Devil and the Reverend Dr. Boyd
In the end, the devil need not work on the Reverend Dr. Boyd, whose Faustian blood oath was signed years ago in the hills of east Texas, perhaps near Nacogdoches, or some such quaint place where black ice on its curvy roads beguile the un-forewarned. However, that ol’ devil now undoubtedly works on those who would do Boyd’s bidding. The ancient foe’s whispers echo in the halls of power. The ancient lie convinces supporters of abortive rights that they are heroes of freedom and liberty, and their critics are bigots and xenophobes.

The Reverend Dr. Boyd’s time will someday run out. He is an old man desperate to train a new batch of ghouls. He, and his support mechanisms, will have to face eternal consequences for each life terminated; but more so for their lies to themselves, and their constituencies; the lies to the women who themselves are “etherized on the table” with the “good” reverend’s false blessings over a dead baby’s parts. Meanwhile, several of the men and the women self-identified as Catholics and Christians, pridefully sit in pews. They sit in cathedrals and churches, self-righteously unaware of the Nahash that slithers next to them. They are tickled delightfully with lauds, recognition, and accolades because of their overt generosity to the poor and hungry by an etherized clergy, afraid to offend because it is hateful and unfashionable.

The Reverend Doctor and his supporters will all be held accountable for their false religiosity while they continue to float downstream in T.S. Eliot’s “yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes, Lick(ing) its tongue into the corners of the evening…”

Such is the way of the devil’s ancient whispers concerning “choice.” And in the end, as took place with the Tower of Babel, the Tower of Abortive Choice will abort itself. It will collapse upon itself, and upon all those who tried to build it as a monument to the moment they would become as god. Evil hopes for nothing less—but it is, after all, their “choice.”

Deacon Thomas Baca
About Deacon Thomas Baca
Thomas Baca is a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, currently assigned to St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Shrine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Deacon Baca maintains a blog at: www.tentofthelord.blogspot.com . He has degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication, Philosophy, and Public Administration. He has served in several parishes in both the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and the Diocese of Las Cruces where he served as Executive Director of Catholic Charities and where he also served Bishop Oscar Cantu as an advisor for Campaign for Human Development. He was ordained in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 2007.Read the source: http://www.hprweb.com/2018/01/dr-curtis-boyd-abortionist/

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Abortionist on trial for leaving half of baby’s skull inside mom during botched late-term abortion

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Late-term abortionist, Warren Hern
By Cheryl Sullenger, 

DENVER, Colorado, January 23, 2018 (Operation Rescue) – On this forty-fifth memorial of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion in the U.S., this abortion horror story illustrates the human price of that tragic decision.

Last week, a local pro-life activist attended one day of the malpractice trail against late-term abortionist Warren Hern, who is accused by a former abortion patient, Jennifer D., of botching her abortion by leaving a piece of her baby’s skull inside her womb that resulted in a hysterectomy.

The activist, who wishes to remain anonymous, visited the courtroom on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, for Day 5 of the proceedings. The observer took notes and reported to Operation Rescue about the day’s testimony.

According to the pro-life observer, Dr. Robert Arias, a psychologist from Lincoln, Nebraska, who specializes in neuropsychology and behavioral sciences, gave testimony through a video deposition. He spoke of the plaintiff’s pain and suffering that resulted from her ordeal after her abortion by Hern at his Boulder Abortion Clinic in 2013.

He testified that she did not exaggerate her claims of pain and suffering, and that her claims are real and accurate. There was testimony of spousal abuse and other issues her life that made the complications she endured for 14 months after her abortion particularly traumatizing.

In addition, Arias’ testimony and other court records revealed that Jennifer had a son with severe birth defects prior to the 2013 abortion. That son died from his conditions in 2014, which only added stress and grief to an already difficult situation of coping with her abortion-related injuries.

One court record, an exhibit for the defense, obtained by Operation Rescue, stated in part:

In 2009 [Jennifer] was diagnosed with depression and incapacitating migraine headaches, exacerbated by stress. She was now (in 2015) diagnosed with adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood. She was grieving over the loss of her son and deciding how to proceed with her marriage. Jennifer was a victim of verbal and physical abuse; in addition, her husband had been having an affair for the first few years of their marriage. Currently Jennifer and Jason state that their marriage is a “work in progress.”

Hern’s defense attacked Dr. Arias’ testimony by attempting to belittle him.

The courtroom observer explained that Jennifer D. sat through the day’s proceedings without reaction, and appeared to stare blankly as testimony was given by Dr. Andrew Robertson, her maternal fetal medicine physician, who reviewed the gruesome details of what happened to her baby during the abortion.

Dr. Robertson reviewed the case and testified that Hern failed to follow multiple protocols that are written in Hern’s own book, which is considered the standard for abortion procedures.

Testimony indicated that when Hern conducted the abortion of Jennifer’s 25-week baby, he only dilated her cervix to 2 cm, barely large enough to insert the instruments used to dismember a pre-born baby that big.

Even though Hern conducted an ultrasound, which showed indications of a “echodensity” that should have been an indicator that something had been left behind, Hern ignored the ultrasound result and reported that the abortion was complete.

That “echodensity” was later found to have been a 3.5 cm bone fragment, which weighted five grams and accounted for over fifty percent of the baby’s skull.

Hern’s defense consisted of attacking Robertson for conducting a hysterectomy after he tried and failed to remove the skull bone, which kept chipping and breaking into fragments as he attempted removal during surgery. Hern insists a hysterectomy was unnecessary.

Another witness, C.C., who has worked for Hern for 17 years, testified that although she was not in the procedure room that day, she was the one tasked with reassembling the baby’s remains to determine if everything had been removed.

Hern removed the baby in approximately “100-1,000 pieces,” making it impossible to weigh the remains without the placenta, she stated.

There was a discrepancy in the weight of the remains and placenta with the weight of a 25-week pregnancy. 209 grams were missing from the actual weight of the remains and what should have been the actual weight. C.C. attempted to blame the discrepancy on a malformed skull, but that and the five grams of bone found embedded in Jennifer’s uterus did not account for the full discrepancy.

C.C. was obviously covering up for her long-time employer by calling him an amazing and meticulous man for whom safety of his patients is his primary concern.

“It is disturbing to hear witnesses describe the most barbaric of human abuses in an emotionless, clinical fashion, as if tearing a 25-week baby into 1,000 pieces is a normal medical procedure. It’s not normal. It’s the kind of thing a mentally-ill serial killer would take pleasure in doing. We should all be appalled and horrified,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This is the legacy of Roe v. Wade.”

Day 6 of the trail resumed on January 17, 2018, with further video testimony from Dr. Arias, the psychologist who testified of Jennifer’s mental state, according to courtroom minutes.

This was followed by testimony from Jennifer’s husband, Jason, who personally took the stand for about an hour.

Before lunch, there was a dramatic development. After the plaintiff’s case, Hern’s attorneys made an oral motion for judgement, which would have ended the case in Hern’s favor. Judge Phillip A. Brimmer granted the motion in part by dismissing the Boulder Abortion Clinic from the suit, but he denied the motion to dismiss Hern, so the trial continued.

After lunch a Planned Parenthood abortionist Frederick Hopkins was sworn in. He testified for the rest of the day on behalf of the defense.

Hopkins’ testimony continued into Day 7 of the trial on January 18, 2018. Hopkins was followed by someone referred to only as V.H., then by Dr. Kristina Tocce, an Obstrician-Gynecologist with the University of Colorado Denver.

Day 8 of the trial was supposed to continue on January 19, however, court records for that day were not yet available.

The proceedings appear to be spilling into their third week, but the disposition of the case remains unknown. Operation Rescue will continue to monitor court records and post updates as they become available.

“We want to thank the court room observer who provided details from the courtroom. Those insights were important in helping us understand what happened to Jennifer, and how Hern is attempting to shift the blame onto others for his own mistakes. We pray for her and her family that there can be healing from this tremendous trauma,” said Newman.

Documents:

Courtroom Minutes 1/16/2018
Courtroom Minutes 1/17/2018
Courtroom Minutes 1/18/2018
Defense Exhibit

Read previous report about this trial.

Reprinted with permission from Operation Rescue

Read the source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortionist-on-trial-for-leaving-half-of-babys-skull-inside-mom-during-botc

He performed 1,200 abortions: In new videos, he wants you to see what abortion really looks like

By Ben Johnson, Feb 24, 2016 – 9:36 am EST
February 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Lila Rose believes if Americans had to face the reality of abortion, they would become pro-life overnight. She announced last night that she has teamed up with former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino to launch a new website bringing the medical facts of how abortions take place to every American.

AbortionProcedures.com, which went online this morning, is precisely what it says it is. The new website features Dr. Levatino, who has performed more than 1,200 abortions, describing the most common methods of abortion as each one is depicted in animation.

“These videos were peer reviewed by doctors and medical professionals,” Lila Rose told LifeSiteNews during a call last night.

Each of the videos lasts three to four minutes and details the facts of the procedure and the medical risks associated with them.

There are no graphic photographs of bloody babies; all the videos consist solely of animation. Dr. Levatino’s descriptions contain little emotional fodder. His delivery is matter-of-fact, bordering on antiseptic, as he calmly describes mothers flushing their children down toilets after taking RU-486.

“The woman will often sit on a toilet as she prepares to expel the child, which she will then flush,” he says in the video on medical abortion, discussing the use of the abortion pill during the first seven weeks of pregnancy. “She may even see her dead baby within the pregnancy sac…and if she looks carefully, she might be able to count the fingers and toes.”

In all, he describes four methods of abortion:

  • Medical abortion – the use of RU-486 during the earliest stages of pregnancy;
  • Aspiration (suction) abortion – the most common form of abortion, used during the first 12 weeks, especially 6-12 weeks of pregnancy;
  • Dismemberment (dilation and extraction, or D&E) abortion – the most common form of abortion during the second trimester, in which the child is torn apart one limb at a time. Dr. Levatino practiced this method up to 24 weeks, although he said it is sometimes performed later; and
  • Induction abortion – the method used during the third trimester, in which the child is injected with Digoxin, then delivered stillborn – or occasionally, alive.

“All of these procedures are legal in this country,” Rose told LifeSiteNews. “In today’s political climate…we have political leaders who advocate for abortion up through all nine months” of pregnancy.

And the abortion industry – and its favored political candidates – want to force Americans to pay for these procedures. “Some of the leading politicians today, including politicians in the 2016 race, want to repeal the Hyde Amendment,” the law signed by President Jimmy Carter that forbids federal funding from directly subsidizing most abortions, Rose told LifeSiteNews. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said they favor taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demandthroughout all nine months of pregnancy, the official position of the 2012 Democratic Party platform.

There are also several interview segments with Dr. Levatino describing his transformation from a late-term abortionist to a pro-life advocate who has testified about his trade before Congress. “I came to realize that killing a baby at any stage is wrong,” he says. “I want you to know today, no matter where you’re at or what you’ve done, you can change.”

Although the website eschews the use of gore or “graphic images,” Rose said she believes depictions of aborted children can help end abortion, something she likens to the abolitionist movement’s use of images of overstuffed ships crossing raging seas during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

“We think it will have an impact on elections,” Rose told LifeSiteNews.

“From our nine years of undercover investigations, Live Action has discovered that abortionists frequently lie to women about how developed their babies are, the brutality abortion inflicts on preborn children, and the risks abortion procedures pose to women’s health and safety,” she said. “No one knows more about these lies – or how to unmask them – than an abortionist.”

Read the source & comments:   https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/he-performed-1200-abortions.-in-new-videos-he-wants-you-to-see-what-abortio

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Watch abortion supporters change their mind about abortion in minutes http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/05/24/watch-abortion-supporters-change-their-mind-about-abortion-in-minutes/

JOURNAL REFUSES TO RETRACT STUDY WRONGLY CLAIMING UNBORN FEEL NO PAIN http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/06/16/journal-refuses-to-retract-study-wrongly-claiming-unborn-feel-no-pain/

This Communist Abortionist Turned Pro-Life After a Saint Visited Him in a Dream http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/06/22/this-communist-abortionist-turned-pro-life-after-a-saint-visited-him-in-a-dream/

Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin: Seek a ‘revolution of tenderness’, not legal abortion http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/05/irish-archbishop-eamon-martin-seek-a-revolution-of-tenderness-not-legal-abortion/

PREGNANCY CENTERS SAVED HALF A MILLION UNBORN LIVES  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/06/pregnancy-centers-saved-half-a-million-unborn-lives/

These 27 Universities Purchased Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Experimentation http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/09/these-27-universities-purchased-body-parts-from-aborted-babies-for-experimentation/

NEW YORK BISHOP SCOLDS CATHOLIC POLITICIANS’ SUPPORT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/16/new-york-bishop-scolds-catholic-politicians-support-of-planned-parenthood/

Who is behind the murderers in abortion?

Abortion and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Is there a link between abortion, contraception and breast cancer?

Abortion and Eucharist by Michelle Yax

Please click this link to watch on Abortion with Movie: From Old Testament, New Testament & Fathers of the Church Teaching to Present Day

Bible’s Teachings Against Abortion

US Representative Nancy Pelosi vs. The Catholic Church on Abortion Issue

Is there Ethics of Abortion?

Abortion Warns of Something Worse?

‘We’re killing babies all over the place!’ – Dr. Ben Carson

Ben Carson: They say abortion is about women’s rights but what about the baby?

United Nations Committee Calls Abortion a Human Right, Punishes Country That Protected Unborn Baby http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/05/united-nations-committee-calls-abortion-a-human-right-punishes-country-that-protected-unborn-baby/

Unborn babies “sing & dance” to music proving that learning begins in the womb

8 Unbelievably heartbreaking quotes from women who aborted their babies

Help to abolish abortion: Turn the tide 2012 Pro-life video

Discovering Natural Family Planning

US Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz backs personhood in powerful new video: “Defend the right to life of born and unborn”

http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/18/us-presidential-candidate-ted-cruz-backs-personhood-in-powerful-new-video-defend-the-right-to-life-of-born-and-unborn/

Pro-life Song and Video: Stand Up For Life

Is Health Care a Pro Life Issue? http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/02/14/is-health-care-a-pro-life-issue/

Pro-lifers will keep losing and babies will keep dying until we do this…

Planned Parenthood Videos Put a Spotlight on Another Issues: Procurement Companies

Top Planned Parenthood Abortionist Admits She Dismembered & Killed Born Alive Babies

Video: Laughing abortionists ‘pull out baby hearts after abortion, just for fun’. It’s cute.

Undercover pro-life investigator: I saw evil in the face of late-term abortionist

Does God want Christians to stand up against the injustice of abortion? Here’s what the Bible says…

Fidelity to fertility

THE VORTEX: THE PILL KILLS – Contraception is destroying the faith http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/07/the-vortex-the-pill-kills-contraception-is-destroying-the-faith/

Scientific Fact: Human Life Begins at Conception or Fertilization

‘I made a huge mistake’ – Why one radical feminist changed her mind on abortion http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/06/i-made-a-huge-mistake-why-one-radical-feminist-changed-her-mind-on-abortion/

THE VORTEX: TIME BOMBS IN THE MARCH FOR LIFE – The March for Life has been hijacked by the Church of Nice http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/21/the-vortex-time-bombs-in-the-march-for-life-the-march-for-life-has-been-hijacked-by-the-church-of-nice/

THE VORTEX: GHOST ABORTIONS – The cost of abortion is too high to count  but it can be calculated http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/01/22/the-vortex-ghost-abortions-the-cost-of-abortion-is-too-high-to-count-but-it-can-be-calculated/

WATCH: U.S. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz push for gay ‘equality’ will ‘destroy everything Christian’ http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/06/watch-u-s-bishop-fabian-bruskewitz-push-for-gay-equality-will-destroy-everything-christian/

She Had an Abortion at 15, Now She’s Had 5 Miscarriages and Can’t Ever Have Children http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/09/she-had-an-abortion-at-15-now-shes-had-5-miscarriages-and-cant-ever-have-children/

Low Natality, Low Growth: The Economic Consequences of Fewer Babies http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/17/low-natality-low-growth-the-economic-consequences-of-fewer-babies/

Study: IUD use puts girls at risk for STDs http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/22/study-iud-use-puts-girls-at-risk-for-stds/

US Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Fully Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/30/us-congress-subpoenas-stemexpress-which-buys-fully-intact-aborted-babies-from-planned-parenthood/

Breastfeeding: A social justice issue http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/30/breastfeeding-a-social-justice-issue/

MRI Shows Breastfed Babies’ Brains Develop Better/Faster than Formula or Mixed-Fed Infants http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/03/18/mri-shows-breastfed-babies-brains-develop-betterfaster-than-formula-or-mixed-fed-infants/

ABORTIONS EASIER THROUGH NEW FDA REGULATIONS: Abortion pill can now be taken up to 10 weeks after conception http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/04/01/abortions-easier-through-new-fda-regulations-abortion-pill-can-now-be-taken-up-to-10-weeks-after-conception/

My mother was advised to abort me, says Cardinal Raymond Burke in new book http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/07/26/my-mother-was-advised-to-abort-me-says-cardinal-raymond-burke-in-new-book/

THE DOWNLOAD—A SPIKE IN MEDICAL ABORTIONS  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/07/27/the-download-a-spike-in-medical-abortions/

‘Catholics for Choice’ Draws Clarification From Bishops   http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/09/16/catholics-for-choice-draws-clarification-from-bishops/

NEW STUDY YOKES BIRTH CONTROL TO DEPRESSION  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2016/10/10/new-study-yokes-birth-control-to-depression/

Michael Voris talks an in-depth discussion of the true, financial cost of abortion and its effects to the United States. Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that, “The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death” (CDF, Donum vitae III; CCC: 2273).

Contraception & the New Dark Age, Part 1-4: Where we are & How we got here by Dr. Martin Brenner click below:

Contraception & the New Dark Age, Part 1-4: Where we are & How we got here?

Contraception’s dark fruits

CIA: The Rockefeller Foundation – Actively Undermining the Catholic Church click below:

CIA: Rockefeller Foundation – Actively Undermining the Catholic Church

We are used to thinking of the Rockefellers as simply a byword for wealth, power and financial success. Perhaps we might think of them as determined businessmen or see them as great philanthropists. But the truth is far different; the Rockefeller Foundation is actively undermining the Catholic Church, and in the process, attempting to erase man’s natural orientation to the eternal.

Global Warming Unmasked click below:

Global Warming Unmasked

Are the environmental movements and groups simply devoted to laudable, correct stewardship of God’s creation, or do they have a more sinister, hidden agenda? Is “global warming” being used as an excuse for something far darker? Is the final goal of the liberal elites behind the push of junk science population control, eugenics and Gaia worship?