Infamous third trimester abortionist closes Texas facility

Southwestern Women's Options late-term abortion facility Dallas.

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, an abortion business in Dallas, Texas, has announced it is permanently closing. The abortion facility was first opened in 1973 by ‘all ages’ abortionist Curtis Boyd, who admitted to aborting 10,000 babies illegally prior to Roe v. Wade.

Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center is still owned by Boyd, who once said during a deposition, “There’s no set period” on the latest gestational age that he will kill a preborn child. The business announced on its website:

We, at Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, are heartbroken to inform you that we are permanently ceasing operations. Our last day of patient care is March 2, 2023. … It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the pregnant people of Texas and we will continue to care for those patients at our sister clinics—Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Following the Supreme Court ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the facility ceased committing abortions but remained open. Since that day it has reportedly been dispensing contraception and managing miscarriages as well as advising women on out-of-state abortions. It has also been managing “follow-up care” for women after their abortions.

Interestingly, in managing miscarriages post-Roe, the facility is essentially admitting that abortion advocates who attempt to conflate miscarriage treatment and abortion are being dishonest at best. Miscarriage treatment is not an induced abortion, the latter of which intentionally ends the life of an undelivered human being.


Pro-life group Abortion on Trial celebrated the abortion facility’s upcoming closure on Facebook saying, “We are thrilled at the news. This is why we put #AbortionOnTrial.”

Earlier this month, Live Action News reported that Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) abortion facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is no longer committing third-trimester abortions. Boyd had long maintained that he commits the “full range” of abortions in “first, second, third trimester,” and the staff has been caught on camera agreeing to commit an abortion on a 30-week baby simply because the mother felt “stressed.”

The facility is now advertising abortions through 23 weeks and six days.

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SWO was also responsible for the abortion-related death of Keisha Marie Atkins, a 23-year-old woman who underwent an abortion at SWO at 23 weeks pregnant in 2017. Following her death, abortionist Dr. Shannon Carr testified under oath that she marked the abortion as necessary for Atkins’ mental, physical, emotional, and familial health based on “sheer speculation.” SWO settled with Atkins’ estate to the sum of $900,000 and the University of Mexico also settled in her family’s lawsuit regarding her death, paying $365,000 of the total amount awarded, which was $1.26 million.

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