Southwestern Women’s Options’ three abortion doctors, Curtis Boyd, Shelly Sella, and Carmen Landau, gave Atkins a form “for the consent for treatment and an alleged consent to donate body parts” to Boyd. However, the form did not tell Atkins that Boyd was a volunteer faculty member at the University of New Mexico.

 The “custom and practice in the medical community is to provide a separate consent form for the donation of body parts,” explains the lawsuit, which is alleging that the three Southwestern Women’s Options employees engaged in negligence under New Mexico’s Maternal, Fetal, and Infant Experimentation Act.



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