Albuquerque’s Sandia Foundation Profits from Troubled Late-term Abortion Business

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Operation Rescue has released documentation which shows that the Sandia Foundation acts as landlord for Southwestern Women’s Options, a late-term abortion clinic owned and operated by Curtis Boyd and his wife, Glenna Halvorson Boyd. The Sandia Foundation is a respected non-profit corporation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with roots in the Catholic Church.

“This puts the Sandia Foundation squarely in the abortion business. They profit from the lease and therefore are enablers and collaborators in Boyd’s grisly late-term abortion business,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Southwestern Women’s Options has been in the news recently for ten life-threatening botched abortions that resulted in calls for emergency assistance. The New Mexico Medical Board has confirmed that is it currently investigating Southwestern Women’s Options and another abortion clinic based on complaints filed by Operation Rescue and Project Defending Life.

Bernalillo County records show that Sandia owns the land at 522 Lomas Boulevard, Northeast, in Albuquerque, and continues to pay taxes on that property and some improvements. Curtis Boyd only pays property taxes for personal property located at that address.

The document released today is an “Assignment and Assumption of Lease” signed by the Boyd’s and Sandia President and Chief Executive Officer Robert M. Goldman, who acts as “Landlord” for the Boyd’s abortion business.

Sandia originally made a “ground lease” on the property with Neurosurgery Partners in 1983. That company transferred their lease to the Boyd’s on July 15, 2008. On December 16, 2010, Goldman signed a transfer of the lease from Curtis and Glenna Boyd to 522 Lomas, LLC, a limited liability company controlled by the Boyd’s.

“Sandia was founded ‘to aid and assist educational, scientific, benevolent, religious and charitable institutions’, not to profit from the shedding of innocent blood though abortion,” said Newman. “We urge Sandia to get out of the abortion business and return to the noble purpose that group was founded upon.”

Members of the Sandia Foundation’s Board of trustees are as follows:

  • Vaden Bales, CEO of Wrangler Properties LLC, a commercial real estate development and investment company.
  • Bernard “Gig” Brummell, a Branch Manager for Dean Whitter and former UNM baseball star who serves on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Finance Council.
  • Don Chalmers, owner of Don Chalmers Ford dealerships in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
  • Rod J. Pera, who has been deeply involved in the Hershey Chocolate empire.
  • Robert M. Goldman, an Albuquerque banking executive and former president of Sunwest Bank.
  • Suzanne Barker Kalangis, Executive Director of the Thornburg Charitable Foundation and Manager of Barker Properties real estate companies.
  • Annette S. Parker, Vice President and Treasurer of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
  • John Perovich, former President of the University of New Mexico.
  • We urge those who have concerns about the Sandia Foundation’s involvement in profiting from dangerous, late-term abortions to contact them at, or call them at 505-242-2684.

    Read the document.

    • E.L.

      Robert Goodman keeps up their website. Feel free to email him too!

      Robert Goodman
      Sandia Foundation
      Arroyo Del Oso Plaza
      6211 San Mateo NE #100
      Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

    • Chris

      The archdiocese email to complaint about Bernard Brummell who “serves” on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Finance Council is:

      Celine Radigan