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Woman Hospitalized From Botched Abortion Dies From Complications ^ | January 27, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/30/2005 9:48:56 AM PST by underlying

Wichita, KS ( -- A Kansas woman rushed to a local hospital after her abortion at a late-term abortion facility was botched has died. The 32 year-old woman was transported to Wesley Medical Center on January 13 from the abortion business owned and operated by late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller.

According to one source, who spoke with the pro-life group Operation Rescue, she arrived at the hospital with "severe hemorrhaging" and died "a few days later" from undetermined causes the source said "are very likely to be the result of a botched abortion."

According to 911 transcripts the group obtained, Tiller employee Marguerite Reed called for an ambulance after the abortion was botched.

The record indicates Reed was "very evasive" and "refused to give any information about the patient."

Later, Reed told 911 operators the woman suffered from "pain above the belly button." Reed said the woman was awake and alert and did not suffer from chest pain.

Troy Newman, president of the group, called on Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to ask the Kansas Board of Health Arts, which monitors doctors in the state, to investigate. His group filed a complaint with the state agency.

He also faulted Governor Sebelius for vetoing a bill that would have further regulated abortion facilities.

"I question the judgment of Governor Sebelius in vetoing the clinic regulation act," Newman said.

"That statue could very well have prevented this needless and tragic death," Newman added. "Our prayer of concern and sympathy go out to the family and loved ones for the untimely death of mother and child."

Operation Rescue officials say this is the fourth ambulance trip from Tiller's abortion facility to Wesley in the last 13 months.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortiondeath; botchedabortion; georgetiller; sebelius; wichita
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Fetal Development

Ironically, it has been after the legalization of abortion in America that science has made its greatest progress in understanding the unborn child. With that understanding have come such realities as fetal surgery, which began in the '80's.

There is no question about when human life begins. 

The widely used medical textbook The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology, 6th Edition, Moore, Persaud, Saunders, 1998, states at page 2 that "The intricate processes by which a baby develops from a single cell are miraculous .... This cell [the zygote] results from the union of an oocyte [egg] and sperm. A zygote is the beginning of a new human being ...." At page 18 this theme is repeated: "Human development begins at fertilization [emphasis in original] ...."

Judge Michael J. Noonan ruled as follows in a New Jersey case based on a man's efforts to save his unborn child from being aborted: "…based upon the undisputed medical testimony by arguably the foremost authority in genetics in the world, I found that human life begins as conception; and that Roe vs. Wade permits a legal execution of that human being." (MUNICIPAL COURT OF NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION - MORRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL ACTION DOCKET NO. C1771, ET SEQ. STATE OF NEW JERSEY V. ALEXANDER LOCE, et als. DEFENDANTS APRIL 29, 1991 HONORABLE MICHAEL J. NOONAN)

Dr. Jerome Lejeune, "Father of Modern Genetics" and discoverer of the cause of Down's Syndrome, stated, "To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion . . . it is plain experimental evidence."

Dr. Hymie Gordon, Chairman, Department of Genetics at Mayo Clinic, stated, "By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception."

Sir William Liley, a key pioneer of fetal therapy, wrote a famous article in 1972, The Foetus as a Personality, in which he shows us why we have moved away from the view of the fetus as an inert, unformed passenger awaiting arrival at the destination of life, and have seen that the fetus is a splendidly functioning human, full of vigor and very much in command of the pregnancy.

Men and women of science might often approve of abortion, but that is a judgment about the value of human life, not about the scientific fact that human life exists. We present to you below some of the visual evidence that, indeed, we have a brother, a sister, in the womb.

Click here for pictures of the developing baby.

Click below to listen to the heartbeat of an unborn child.

      Heartbeat at:  9.5 weeks; 11.5 weeks; 15 weeks; 26 weeks; 32 weeks (All ages noted here are LMP; therefore the baby's age from fertilization is actually two weeks younger than the number. These heart tones were recorded through a Doppler speaker by Dr. David M. Ramsey, III.)

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Diary of an Unborn Child

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One of the reasons abortion continues is that the victims are largely unseen.

Yet in our day, they have become more visible than ever before, thanks to a wide variety of imaging techniques that allow us not only to view, but also to diagnose and operate on the unborn child.

Ultrasound is one of those imaging techniques. Following are some links that will help you to understand this technique. (a comprehensive guide to obstetric ultrasound) (3D ultrasound)

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12-week old baby girl

Soundwave Images (Shari Richard)

Medical Gallery of Ultrasound Photos

For those who support the so-called "right to choose," a key question is whether or not they are willing to let the woman see what she is choosing to destroy.

Note: While these pictures are posted freely on the Web for all to see, they are still the property of the owners, and so it is not OK to copy the pictures without their owner's permission.

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1 posted on 01/30/2005 9:48:56 AM PST by underlying
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To: underlying

Hey Trial Lawyers!

Abortionists are the largest unregulated industry in the US.


2 posted on 01/30/2005 9:50:28 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Van Jenerette
...more reading

3 posted on 01/30/2005 9:52:38 AM PST by kjenerette (Jenerette for Senate - - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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To: underlying

Payback from a higher authority...

4 posted on 01/30/2005 9:53:59 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: underlying

I am very sorry for this poor, uninformed woman who has died after consenting to kill her own baby.

Abortion clinics in many or most states are COMPLETELY UNREGULATED, because abortion organizations, with the eager help of liberal, activist judges, refuse to permit any regulatory oversight of abortion AT ALL.

George Tiller is probably the single worst abortionist in our entire country. He operates a huge late-term abortion facility which handles patients from all over the country. He also specializes in partial-birth abortions.

Most abortion clinics are riddled with medically unsafe conditions and lack the kind of emergency back-up available in hospitals, because doing things properly might cut down on profits. Also because most of the best doctors and nurses prefer not to be involved in this murderous and disgusting business.

I hope some powerful lawyer sues the hell out of him. Negligent death of the mother is often the only way that an abortion doctor can be stopped from continuing his deadly activities.

5 posted on 01/30/2005 10:03:50 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: underlying

Bump. I pity the hospital that's close to this "outpatient" operation. Watch this butcher try to blame the ER.

6 posted on 01/30/2005 10:03:59 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Fenris6

And they have Government backing.

7 posted on 01/30/2005 10:07:49 AM PST by fella
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To: underlying
I am a veterinarian which means that I am considered by more than a few a substandard practitioner of medicine. We are educated the same as physicians and go into the practice with one hand tied behind our back because of economic constraints. The placentation of the horse and the human is the same, hemochorial. Induced late term abortions in the horse a majority of the time end in disaster; the female is not physiologically ready to release the fetus and bleeding is a real complication in these cases. The human is much the same and late term abortions are a risky proposition. Is common sense too much to ask of these practitioners? Where is the rule of medicine, first, do no harm?

This particular case is a sad ending to an American tragedy.

8 posted on 01/30/2005 10:10:53 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Cicero
Tiller is one of the highest-paid docs in the US. His net has been close to a million a year. OBs that are established (that means, out of school debt and with a thriving practice) at the top of their careers net (before taxes and malpractice insurance) about $200K.

The most highly compensated physicians in the US are specialty surgeons who have to go in for several years of additional school--even they, at the very top of their earning capacity in their late thirties and early forties (after their original practice debt and school debts are paid), gross around $400K. (take taxes and malpractice out of that)

Just to give you context.

9 posted on 01/30/2005 10:12:07 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Cicero
Hmmmm ....

"Negligent death of the mother is often the only way that an abortion doctor can be stopped from continuing his deadly activities."

Wasn't that what HILLARY! demanded in any abortion bill ... the protection of the mother?

Not only should the doctor(s) be sued, but the congress critters that have put their name to any and all abortion bills that have led up to this death.

John Edwards ... there are TWO people to channel here ... how's your antennae?

10 posted on 01/30/2005 10:12:49 AM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: DTogo
Payback from a higher authority...

How come the abortionist isn't dead?

11 posted on 01/30/2005 10:15:33 AM PST by palmer ("Oh you heartless gloaters")
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To: underlying

This kind of thing happens a whole lot more often than is reported. Anyone stupid enough to go to an abortionist in the first place --- thinking that abortionists are somehow good highly qualified doctors is almost an example of Darwinism at work. Abortionists are the scum of doctors who usually are never going to succeed at saving lives so choose to end lives because it's technically very easy to kill.

12 posted on 01/30/2005 10:16:39 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Cicero
I am very sorry for this poor, uninformed woman who has died after consenting to kill her own baby.

If she was 16, being forced by her parents to have an abortion to save their own social status, I could feel sorry --- but at 32 years old? She knew she was having her own baby killed --- she's an adult and now has suffered the same fate as her poor baby.

13 posted on 01/30/2005 10:20:40 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Mamzelle
I would like to see the statistics because all of the specialty physicians I personally am acquainted with make between $330K and at least a million per year. Even the General practitioners around here make $250-350K right out of school.

The last data I saw for veterinarians was $40K per year and nurses $30K per year. Pharmacists average $100K per year. This was just back in November at a business seminar that included a talk about professional salaries and education.

14 posted on 01/30/2005 10:25:39 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Depends on how you look at it. "Making" money and "netting" are two entirely different things. I'll bet those docs you "know" would love to be as well-paid as you think they are--but it's all part of the resentment legend. It's like when someone is complaining about a "doctor's bill" and when you look at it, 90% is a hospitalization infrastructure bill. But if you think that the numbers you quote are nets, I guess you did choose the wrong school. However, you'll like your patients more and have to spend less time with lawyers.

15 posted on 01/30/2005 10:30:31 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: vetvetdoug

I know an oncologist who is in her mid 40s and makes over $400k per year. She also gets 12 weeks of paid vacation per year.

16 posted on 01/30/2005 10:34:12 AM PST by Altamira (Get the UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN!)
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To: vetvetdoug
"Pharmacists average $100K per year."

Are you sure about this? I am a pharmacist's daughter and sister-in-law. It sounds awfully high to me, but perhaps I am out of date.

17 posted on 01/30/2005 10:39:29 AM PST by Irene Adler
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To: vetvetdoug

I think your numbers are high for family docs and pediatrics - some where around $100K right out of residency in some areas, with 4 weeks vacation and some other perks. Medical Economics carries the average salaries each year. I never made the "average," but I had other priorities and was self-financed for 11 years, not employed. And now, working for someone else, I'm only part time. (Heh,heh!)

ME's articles on

Office staff

Physician's earnings (FP's median total compensation $150K)

18 posted on 01/30/2005 10:49:14 AM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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i thought the reason for legal abortions was to get rid of the coat hanger method. apparentally a "legal" abortion is no safer. another point to bring out to those baby-killing nuts.

19 posted on 01/30/2005 10:52:01 AM PST by Kewlhand`tek (What the hell was that? I hope it was outgoing!)
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To: Van Jenerette more bumper sticker.

20 posted on 01/30/2005 10:53:22 AM PST by kjenerette (Jenerette for Senate - - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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