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7:56 am
Mon September 5, 2011

2 Albuquerque Abortion Clinics Are Facing Inquiry

Albuquerque, New Mexico – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) The New Mexico Medical Board has agreed to investigate two Albuquerque clinics that perform abortions.

That comes after complaints based on 911 calls for emergency transports of clinic patients to hospitals.

Pro-life advocates sought the investigation and provided tapes of 13 calls, which date back to late November 2008.

Representatives for the clinics say the complaints to the board are nothing more than a national strategy of harassment by anti-abortion advocates.

Whether the 911 calls signify actual problems with physician care or treatment of patients will be up to the medical board to decide.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/oviSuB) says the two clinics involved are the privately owned Southwestern Women's Options and the University of New Mexico's Center for Reproductive Health.

Ten of the 911 calls came from Southwestern Women's Options.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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