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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:22 PM

New Mexico exonerates late-term abortion doctor

Source: Masslive.com

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The New Mexico Medical Board on Thursday exonerated an Albuquerque doctor of gross negligence for her handling of a late-term abortion in a case that raised questions about whether politics trumped patient privacy.

Anti-abortion activists filed the complaint against Dr. Shelly Sella after hearing a 911 call from the Southwestern Women's Options Clinic about a woman who suffered a ruptured uterus during a May 2011 abortion there and was rushed to a hospital. Sella is a former colleague of slain Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller and one of the few doctors in the country who still openly performs third-term abortions.

The New York woman had sought the abortion after finding out the fetus had severe brain abnormalities. She was not part of the complaint.

Instead, the medical board opened the probe based on the phone call submitted by anti-abortion activists. Nearly two years later, the intimate details of the 26-year-old mother's medical treatment, mental state, her religion, where she lived and family status became public record in transcripts from a three-day hearing where a board prosecutor accused Sella of gross negligence.

Read more: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/new_mexico_exonerates_late-ter.html#incart_river_default

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SecularMotion Feb 2013 OP
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #1
eggplant Feb 2013 #4
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #5
duhneece Feb 2013 #2
Dont call me Shirley Feb 2013 #3

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:35 PM

1. Unbelievable.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:27 PM

4. Completely believable. That's the problem. n/t

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Response to eggplant (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:55 PM

5. True. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:53 PM

2. Great news for New Mexican women

And women, and women in general.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:21 PM

3. Thank goodness the NM Med Board has sane members.

The poor woman whose trauma was exposed.

These anti-abortionists have no sense of compassion, only desire of control over others; low-mentality folk.

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