BREAKING NEWS: Victim Files Lawsuit Against Southwestern Women's Options, Result of NMAFL Investigation
As promised, yesterday New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) announced our support for a lawsuit filed by Jessica Duran, against Southwestern Women's Options (SWO) late-term abortion business, as a result of our year long investigation. The lawsuit was filed in Second Judicial District Court, and includes 8 counts of wrongdoing and negligence.
As reported by the Albuquerque Journal, "At the time of my abortion, I had no support and I went to a place that was supposed to give me options and choices; a place where women's rights are supposedly respected." Duran stated in an NMAFL press release, " I was deceived when I was in an emotional, vulnerable and desperate state. The very people who advertise they offer women 'the right to choose' at Southwestern Women's Options violated my right to choose."
"I think at that moment, had they informed me I would have snapped that this is a life inside of me, a valuable life," Duran said. "I think I would have, no, I know I would have walked right out of that clinic."
Martinez, Duran, Students for Life of America's Sadé Patterson and Surrendered Hearts Abortion Healing Recovery Ministry's Laura Rosecrans called for SWO to end its practice of harvesting baby body parts from unsuspecting women.
"By the reckless negligence of Southwestern Women's options doctors, in violating a women's right to informed consent in such a serious matter, a human life that would otherwise be here today has been ended," said Martinez. "Jessica and the countless women like her must live with this knowledge every day. To find out their baby's body was used for a research project - after the fact, without their consent, only serves to retraumatize many of these women."
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