After 50 years in the abortion business, the Dallas-based Southwestern Women’s Center closed their doors permanently on March 2, 2023. It was the largest abortion business in the city.

With Roe v. Wade being overturned last year, the center’s owner, Dr. Curtis Boyd, closed his facility and now sends women out of state to obtain abortions.

When women visit the center’s website or call the Dallas location, they are referred to the facility’s “sister clinics”: Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico (one of the few clinics in the U.S. that provides third-trimester abortions), and Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Boyd is a longtime late-term abortionist who has killed more than 250,000 unborn children on his own. He is also an ordained Baptist minister.

The abortionist has said he understands that in performing abortions, he is killing unborn children. “Am I killing?” said Boyd. “Yes, I am. I know that.”

Before Roe v. Wade, Boyd provided illegal abortions to women in Texas. When abortion was legalized in 1973, Boyd opened and ran his two abortion facilities, one in Dallas and the other in Albuquerque.

Boyd’s Dallas location has been the site of botched abortions, necessitating ambulance services for patients. The abortion providers at the clinic were reported to have “sketchy” behavior and even asked that the ambulance come with no lights or sirens.

A previous inspection of the clinic found numerous health violations, including poor sanitation, infection control problems, and failure to properly sanitize surgical instruments.

Pro-life groups are celebrating the clinic’s closure.

“Texas Right to Life celebrates the closure of Dallas’ largest abortion facility,” said Texas Right to Life’s legislative director, Rebecca Parma. “For 50 years, Southwestern Women’s Center has been committing abortions. Since Texas’ strong pro-life law took effect protecting all preborn children from the moment of fertilization, this facility has operated as an ‘abortion travel agency,’ helping women travel to obtain abortions in other states.”

Parma added, “It is great news that Southwestern Women’s Center will no longer be in the business of ending preborn children’s lives and harming women.”

Soli Rice

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