SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Medical Board has alleged that an Albuquerque physician acted negligently when she performed an abortion last year that resulted in the patient’s transfer to a hospital.
The board began the investigation after pro-life groups filed complaints based on 911 calls for emergency transports from clinics to hospitals.
The board alleged in August that Dr. Shelley Sella performed a 35-week abortion last year in which a woman experienced a uterine rupture, prompting personnel at the Southwest Women’s Option clinic to call 911.
“The uterine rupture was caused by the excessive use of uterine stimulants,” according a notice of contemplated action posted Aug. 15 on the medical board’s website.
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