Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Abortionist Kills Chicago Mother in Second Trimester

24-year old Tonya Reaves died from a hemorrhage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago's south loop, according to the Cook County medical examiner.
“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies.”
-- Carole Brite, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Illinois
For background, read Illinois Abortion Clinics Passed without Inspections and also read Blacks & Hispanics Targeted by Planned Parenthood for Abortion as well as Investigation of Planned Parenthood by Congress

UPDATE 2/8/14: Planned Parenthood Pays $2M to Reaves' Heir for Wrongful Death

UPDATE 7/27/12: Congressman calls Planned Parenthood to testify on death of mother by abortionist and on the organization's stonewalling of Congress

UPDATE 7/19/13: Black Chicago Girl Killed, but No Media Outrage

-- From "Death of Tonya Reaves after an abortion is a reminder that abortions carry risks" by Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times 7/23/12

Reaves underwent a cervical dilation and evacuation procedure, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She died of a hemorrhage and her pregnancy was a contributing factor. The young woman’s death was ruled an accident by the examiner’s office.

Reaves was engaged to be married and had a 1-year-old son, according to a report that aired on WBBM-AM.

Unfortunately, her death is likely to be used by pro-life activists to re-ignite an ugly abortion debate in the African-American community.

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From "Woman Dies After Second-Trimester Abortion at Planned Parenthood" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 7/23/12

CBS Chicago said Reaves died after the abortion she had at 18 S. Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood facility. The woman was transported from the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 P.M.

An autopsy conducted Saturday determined that she died from hemorrhage following a Dilation and Evacuation abortion. The D&E abortion method is one employed in pregnancies that have advanced beyond the first trimester. In involves opening the cervix and removing the pre-born baby by dismembering him or her. The Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood advertises abortions up to 18 weeks.

Troy Newman, the head of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, told LifeNews he is saddened by Reaves unnecessary death.

“Abortion deaths like this are completely avoidable. When a woman bleeds to death after an abortion, it is usually an indication of error on the part of the abortionist coupled with a delay in calling for emergency assistance. Planned Parenthood should be held accountable,” said Newman. “Our heartfelt prayers go out to the victim’s family at this time of tragic loss.”

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From "Pro-Life Group Calls for Planned Parenthood Probe After Botched Abortion Death" by Audrey Barrick, Christian Post Reporter 7/23/12

The death of a 24-year-old woman after a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic has prompted pro-lifers to renew their call for a congressional investigation into the abortion provider.

"We must not allow Tonya Reaves to have died in vain, but rather heed this warning and call on Congress to exercise its full capacity to investigate Planned Parenthood," said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement Monday. "As the nation's largest abortion provider, in 2010 alone Planned Parenthood ended the lives of 324,008 unborn children and ill-served their mothers."

"Congress has an obligation to exercise clear and regular oversight of businesses like Planned Parenthood that receive hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding and have such dramatic impact on the lives of women and unborn children," she maintained

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