New Mexico Alliance for Life Celebrates First Significant Pro-Life Victory In a Decade
The Real Reason UNM Disbanded Resident Program With Curtis Boyd Came From NMAFL's Pointing Out Invalid Contract and UNM Violating It's Own Policy
Sunday, the Albuquerque Journal reported that the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center ended its late-term abortion training program at Southwestern Women's Options, the largest late-term abortion center in the nation. "This is one of the most significant victories for the pro-life movement in New Mexico and we celebrate this change that came about from New Mexico Alliance for Life's investigative work exposing the invalid contract UNM had with Curtis Boyd," said Elisa Martinez Executive Director of NMAFL.
Our extensive research over the last eight months has been presented to the Journal and in working with state leaders, NMAFL is making a huge impact...and we're just getting started. From the Journal article: "At the request of the New Mexico Alliance for Life, state Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, and other legislators posed questions to top Health Sciences Center officials last July about the relationship with Boyd's clinic and the use of "body parts" from women who have abortions there."
By working with state leaders, NMAFL has gathered factual, credible research which spurred many questions of UNM's practices and admission of their use of late-term aborted baby body parts from Curtis Boyd. The Journal article has been reprinted by major news publications across the country.
What is also alarming about this contract, is the fact that there is no mention of medical malpractice insurance coverage by Dr. Curtis Boyd nor his staff abortionists who took on responsibility for residents' "education and supervision." It was only after NMAFL pointed this out to state leaders and the Journal did UNM "halt" the controversial program. Dr. Epsey exposed New Mexico's taxpayers and UNM trainees to potential lawsuits and payouts in the case of women who are seriously injured or in the case of death. This is particularly concerning because according to Curtis Boyd's own abortion consent form obtained by NMAFL, abortions after 18 weeks are more dangerous than natural birth.
Follow NMAFL for more updates as we continue to release the findings of our eight month investigative report. We will get you updates about what you can do to help us, as we lead the charge in exposing the abortion industry and getting results in NM.
The question still remains for the taxpayers of NM: what compensation has UNM received for sending residents to log hours at Curtis Boyd's late-term abortion clinic ? What compensation is Curtis Boyd receiving for providing aborted baby body parts for research?
Specific Contract Violations Boyd/Espey contract:
1) Lack of Signature Authority and Delegation: Dr. Espey is not an authorized signatory as stated in Section 3 and 4 of the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual 7.8 Signature Authority for Contracts yet she was the sole signatory on behalf of the University for the Boyd contract. 2) Dr. Espey violated the Delegations of Signature Authority for the Health Sciences Center and UNM Hospital Exhibit B2 Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, which requires the signature of the School of Medicine Dean or Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for residency programs. Also, the contract does not indicate sufficient review by legal counsel or contract review officer as required by Section 5.2. 3) As initiator of the contract, Dr. Espey is therefore obligated to ensure the following requirements are met, which are not addressed anywhere in the agreement: A) the contract meets programmatic and University mission requirements B) the contract represents a good deal for the University, C) the contract has measurable deliverables, D) he or she can ensure compliance with the obligations it places on the University E) Safety and risk management concerns have been reasonably addressed, and F) the contract is sufficiently clear and consistent.
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