Did University of New Mexico break rules to get late-term baby body parts?

Late-term abortion abortionist Curtis Boyd

New Mexico late-term abortionist Curtis Boyd (pictured above) has been providing the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center with body parts from preborn babies aborted both before and after 20 weeks of gestation, according to a letter obtained by New Mexico Alliance for Life.

The letter, dated May 5, 2015, affirms Boyd’s “ongoing assistance and support for” the Center’s “research involving human fetal tissue.” He states that “samples deemed appropriate for your studies will be available immediately following completion of the procedure and examination of the tissue,” and offers whatever “further assistance” the Center may require.

Boyd’s supplying of fetal remains appears to violate the university’s rules prohibiting the “purchase, donation or sale of human tissue to or from any outside entity.” New Mexico Alliance for Life goes on to note that the university claims to have no records pertaining to the relationship’s compliance with biohazard rules or how much tissue Boyd has provided them.

“It is unfathomable that our flagship university cannot even adhere to basic scientific research principles or ethics,” NMAFL executive director Elisa Martinez said. “By failing to adequately document, track and store human body parts puts into question UNM’s ability to even conduct research.”

Last month, Live Action News reported on the University of New Mexico’s ending of a training program employing abortionists from Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options facility.

In 2009, Boyd said of abortion, “Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.” He claimed to be an ordained Baptist minister, and said that after aborting a baby he “ask[s] that the spirit of this pregnancy be returned to God with love and with understanding.”

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