Friday, July 27, 2012

Maternal Death at Illinois Planned Parenthood

From the Chicago Tribune:
Tonya Reaves died Friday after she began to hemorrhage, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.
The pregnancy and “cervical dilation and evacuation,” which is a technical term for abortion, that she received at the Planned Parenthood clinic, 18 S. Michigan Ave. were listed as contributing factors in her death. 
 Planned Parenthood of Illinois President Carole Brite gave a statement:
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. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient.
 The article gives no further details regarding in what way and to what degree the abortion contributed to the 24-year-old's death.  This is particularly relevant given the Tribune has previously reported the failure of Illinois healthcare providers to detail abortion complications as required by state law, including but not limited to nearly 4,000 abortion complications in 2009 missing their required descriptions. As the Tribune puts it:
While abortion has proven to be a very safe procedure, heightened rates of complications or clusters of deaths could signal problems with particular providers. 
In an attempt to avoid situations like Tonya Reaves, SPL collects information about malpractice suits against abortion providers and the like, and makes that information publicly available through  If you have access to information about abortion-related complications or deaths, please contact us at  


Anonymous said...

I'm voting Romney this election because he says he'll support a policy that would throw women who try to kill thier babies in jail. It's the 100% truth that the liberals are destroying families and this country.

Anna Smith said...

Another troll post by 'Anonymous'. Romney did not say this. He said has in the past that if abortion is made illegal, doctors and hospitals would face legal action, not women. Women would not be prosecuted or thrown in jail. More lies from the left presented in the post above.

Anonymous said...

Romney is a terrible candidate for president, during his period at Bain Capital, he signed documents that prove he knowlingly funded a fetus disposal company. Romney's made millions off of the fetus disposal industry. Romney claimed to be pro-life during his time as governor of massachussetts. If pro-life is the only issue you vote this election, Romney is the last person in the world that you should support.

KurlyD said...

I'm voting for Romney even though he might have done the fetus disposal gig but I believe that he's the lesser of the two evils. To the first Anonymous post at 10:12 am, your right liberals are doing thier best to destroy families in America. Maybe one day we will have abortion loving, high spending, tree hugging homosexual couples in the American Dream! Its time we get back to the basics and lean on The Lord. Check out the video on my site and you'll know what I mean. Thats my 2 cents!