Our Founders

Dr. Curtis Boyd is nationally known for developing abortion procedures and standards of care. He is recognized for his expertise in pain management and minimizing risk. Furthermore, Dr. Boyd was involved in establishing the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and is a founding member of the Federation’s Board of Directors. NAF serves as a forum for abortion providers and others committed to providing quality abortion services so they remain accessible to all.

Glenna Halvorson-Boyd, Ph.D. has served on the National Abortion Federation’s Board of directors and as NAF’s President for two years (1984-1986). She is an accomplished counselor, trainer, and consultant with a national reputation for her training of professionals in this field. Dr. Halvorson-Boyd has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development.

Our organization has been providing abortion services in New Mexico since it was legalized in 1972.  Since then, the Drs. Boyd have developed standards that serve as benchmarks for other abortion facilities nationwide.Together, they are personally and professionally committed to freedom of choice on a local, state, national, and international level.

Our Team

To ensure high standards of quality care, Drs. Boyd and Halvorson-Boyd, Ph.D., oversee the professional staff at Southwestern Women’s Options. The providers are all experienced specialists in abortion care. Our team has an additional level of training and expertise in patient-centered and trauma informed care. They are registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical assistants, trained counselors, and administrative personnel.

Our dedicated staff at Southwestern Women’s Options assist and support you before, during, and after your abortion. Their priority is to make your experience here as smooth as possible. In other words, you’ll be in competent, caring hands when you come to our facility.