Live Action reported on an abortionist Shelley Sella committing a late abortion procedure on a nearly 23-week-old preborn baby.
She delivered the infant inside a hotel room after the procedure started, and then transported the baby in a “bag” all the way back to an abortion facility. The gruesome details were uncovered in a court deposition in the rape case of Eric Jerome Lacy.
This incident was published by Jamie Jeffries, the owner of the blog ProLifeWife.
Sella works for the late abortionist Curtis Boyd at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
According to the deposition which Jeffries sent to Live Action News, the victim was taken to SWO, which performs “multi-day late abortions.” On SWO’s website, it said that it offers “no overnight accommodations,” but asserts “[s]everal hotels in the area offer discounted rates for a medical stay….”
Lacy was arrested in 2018 after Arkansas officials found out he impregnated his 12-year-old step daughter and made an attempt to force her to abort the baby. Eldorado News reported “The assault was discovered when the child’s mother learned she was pregnant. The woman had sought medical attention for the pre-teen, who had reportedly complained of stomach pains for about a month.”
Court documents dealing with the case revealed that the abuse began towards the end of 2017, and because of threats, the child did not inform her mother. After coercing the victim to carry out a pregnancy test, Lacy forced the victim to “drink wine in an effort to cause her to lose the baby,” because he “need to knock it out of her,” the document detailed. Lacy’s efforts failed, however, and the pregnancy was later discovered after the child started to complain about stomach pains. She was later taken to the doctor and when the medicine applied did not help the victim, her mother returned and the doctor subsequently set up an ultrasound appointment at the hospital.
On March 22, 2018, the ultrasound confirmed that the child was roughly 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Authorities were then immediately notified and the mother scheduled an abortion for March 27, 2018.
Shelley Sella is a seasoned abortionist who revealed in her deposition that she has carried out “tens of thousands” of abortions. Carla Gibson, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney representing the State of Arkansas, stated that the victim and her mother agreed to the second trimester procedure. The baby was approximately 22 weeks 4 days, according to Sella’s ultrasound, which was a slight discrepancy with the aforementioned hospital ultrasound.
“So, following the consents and, again, we spoke with her privately, and with her mother, then I began the procedure for her that involved an injection of Digoxin into the fetus to cause demise, and insertion of laminaria, which are dilators that are placed in the cervix, the bottom part of the uterus, to help it open overnight,” Sella declared. “Following those procedures, she was taken to the recovery room. And, after that, she left with her mother. I don’t know who else was with her, but she left to go back to her hotel where she was staying.”
When questioned about the type of procedure the child would go through, Sella replied, “For her, because the pregnancy was further advanced, it would involve preparing the cervix, and the next day, proceeding with extracting the pregnancy with instruments. That’s known as a D&E, dilation and evacuation.”
During the evening, Sella said the clinic received a call that the victim was in labor at the hotel.
“Either her mother, or another person who was with her, called our on-call person; we have someone on call 24 hours a day, a phone counselor, and said that she was in labor. I was, then, called and I went to see her at the hotel…. She was in active labor. She was in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet…. So, what I did was I cut the cord, and I placed it in a bag,” Sella said.
The abortionist later confirmed that she brought the “bag’ with her. The deposition did not state whether the baby was delivered dead or alive.
“I brought [victim’s name redacted by Live Action News] and her mother, and maybe another person, I really don’t remember that, with the pregnancy, with the fetus, we went to the clinic, and there I was met by a counselor… the counselor was with her when we went to the procedure room for the next step, which was removing the placenta. The placenta had not been expelled in the hotel…. I labeled the bag. I placed her initials and the date and the gender of the fetus, and I placed it across the bag, including my initials and the date… then, placed in the refrigerator.”
“I was in attendance for delivery, extraction of placenta — delivery, comma, extraction of placenta. I was the only one to have contact with POCs — that is products of conception — until I placed them in a bag in the refrigerator after labeling bag with patient’s initials, date, gender of fetus. Tape placed across bag with my initials SS, date — comma, date…. So, after the placenta, then I did a D&C, which is just removing any excess fluid from the uterus, making sure — and then assessing her bleeding, making sure she’s not bleeding too much, and, then, taking her to the recovery room.”
“The way it [ the baby] came out was breech,” Sella added.
Such a horrendous case is commonplace in the post-Roe v. Wade America.
Several states like Alabama have risen to the occasion by passing bold pro-life measures to rejuvenate the pro-life movement in America.
The right to life is a fundamental bedrock of American liberties, which many pro-life advocates have worked to restore during the last few decades.
Abortion cases like these will likely motivate pro-life activists to continue pressuring legislatures into adopting more pro-life reforms.
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