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Planned Parenthood Waited Five Hours Before Sending Abortion Victim to ER
LifeNews ^ | 7/26/12 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/26/2012 12:11:50 PM PDT by rhema

New documents a local CBS television station obtained in the case of a young African-American woman killed in a fatal botched legal abortion show Planned Parenthood waited over five hours before sending the woman to a local hospital for emergency care.

Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM has released a new report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed.

At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a Fire Department ambulance finally took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m., according to Miller.

Then, once the young woman arrived at the hospital, the reports make it appear emergency personnel had to start from scratch to figure out the extent of Reaves injuries.

“Then at 5:30 p.m., doctors performed an ultrasound, and another dilation and evacuation procedure – basically, another abortion – this time at Northwestern,” Miller reports. “But after that, there were then more problems, and pain. That warranted a new ultrasound, and a perforation was discovered. At 10:12 p.m., Reaves was taken back to surgery – and “an uncontrollable bleed was discovered,” documents say.”

Responding to the report, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, said, “It is clear that Planned Parenthood botched the procedure that resulted in uncontrolled bleeding then failed to treat the hemorrhage while Reaves was at their clinic, allowing her to bleed for over five hours before finally calling for help.”

“There can be no doubt that this delay contributed to her death,” Newman argues. “The injury and the untreated hemorrhage happened at Planned Parenthood and they are solely responsible for it.”

Newman, in a press statement to LifeNews, quotes Dr. James C. Anderson, M.D., a 30-year veteran emergency room doctor who said abortion clinics never informed him about their patients’ conditions.

“I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest,” stated Dr. Anderson. “These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.”

Newman says the lack of information proved fatal for Tonya Reaves.

“Planned Parenthood butchered Tonya Reaves, delayed her access to emergency care, then left the emergency room doctors to figure out what happened to her. By the time they discovered the true extent of her injuries, it was too late to save her life,” said Newman. “Planned Parenthood is trying to minimize their responsibility for Reaves completely avoidable death that appears to have resulted from a combination of their negligence, delay – possibly for the purpose of cover-up – and lack of communication with emergency providers. That abortion clinic is dangerous and should be closed. The abortionist should not be allowed to continue to inflict harm on women and should have his medical license revoked.”

Newman concluded: “We again call on President Obama to stop protecting Planned Parenthood and halt all Federal funding to the abortion giant in order to prevent other women from suffering Tonya Reaves’ fate.”

Reaves’ family has obtained an attorney who is looking into a potential civil lawsuit against Planned Parenthood on the family’s behalf.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortion; chicago; deathpanels; illinois; moralabsolutes; obamacare; plannedparenthood; prolife; zerocare

1 posted on 07/26/2012 12:12:00 PM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

In PP’s point of view they got a two-fer. One unviable tissue mass and one undesirable breeder.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: wagglebee; Salvation; narses; MHGinTN; NYer; cpforlife.org
In a written statement this past Saturday, Planned Parenthood of Illinois chief executive officer Carole Brite said “We were shocked and saddened upon learning of a tragic development at a nearby hospital. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of this patient."

Tonya Reeves lies bleeding for five hours at a Planned Parenthood abortuary, and this soulless harpy laments a "tragic development at a nearby hospital."

3 posted on 07/26/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

I think they intended for the actual victim to die.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Drill Thrawl

You nailed it. Sounds like criminal negligence to me.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 12:22:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rhema

This development removes all doubt . . . Chicago Planned Parenthood is guilty of negligent homicide.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: rhema

Actually, the victim of the abortion was never sent to the ER.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 12:35:27 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: rhema

Hope they have the crap sued out of them!


8 posted on 07/26/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rhema

I’m sure glad women don’t have to die in those back alley abortions where they use those dratted coat hangars any more; thanks mostly to Democrats, the saviours of the universe! /s


9 posted on 07/26/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

now she will never meet her baby....the baby, after all, will be with God.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 12:47:58 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: rhema
Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E)

They make it sound like an oil & lube at the auto shop, or cut & shave at the barber.

11 posted on 07/26/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: rhema

I wonder how many abortions the clinic did in the 5 or so hours this woman was bleeding out. Gawd, what a factory of death.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 12:59:10 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: rhema
Planned Parenthood Waited Five Hours Before Sending Abortion Victim to ER

I dislike these euphemisms.

She was not an abortion victim, she was an abortion perpetrator.

She was a victim of Planned Parenthood's incompetent medical care, but that's a different tureen of seafood.

13 posted on 07/26/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: rhema

If the story is to be believed as written, it sounds like the hospital perforated her and not Planned Parenthood. Either that or somebody performed a faulty first ultrasound at Northwestern ER.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 1:20:59 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: rhema
... in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly shows Planned Parenthood ....

And the Feminists constantly rave about how Planned Parenthood brought an end to "women's deaths from botched back alley abortions".

15 posted on 07/26/2012 1:21:41 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: rhema

I guess a ‘doctor’ who is no good at healing goes into killing


16 posted on 07/26/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: rhema
We again call on President Obama to stop protecting Planned Parenthood and halt all Federal funding to the abortion giant

Good luck.

17 posted on 07/26/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: terycarl

You don’t know that, only God knows those things. She could have repented in the hours before she died.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
You don’t know that, only God knows those things. She could have repented in the hours before she died.

I fully believe that...however, I love playing the odds and a person fully willing to kill their child is probably not on the way to confession, a prayer rug, a temple, whatever.

19 posted on 07/26/2012 2:18:39 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: rhema

Wow... I had post- partum hemorrhaging after my son was born, I started getting faint after 45 minutes. This is a prime example of the difference between a health care facility and an abortion mill. They shouted how women would die of breast cancer and tooth decay if taxpayers quit supporting PP. I volunteered at a crisis pregnancy center for a while, some of the women there are terribly victimized and scarred for life from a previous abortion. I miss reaching out to them, in the Name of Christ. Treating them like monsterous lepers is not the answer.. wait, Christ touched lepers when no one else would.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 2:46:19 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today! Walker, Issa, Rubio,)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Now watch as the Demwits double down and claim this happened due to some (imaginary/fictional) cut in gov’t funding for PP. Thanks rhema.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 2:56:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rhema

Where’s Sharpton and Jackson? Planned Parenthood is loaded.


22 posted on 07/26/2012 4:28:48 PM PDT by windcliff
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23 posted on 07/26/2012 4:30:05 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Cyman

No, she was bleeding out for 5 1/2 hours before she even got to Northwestern.

They likely attempted to do a D&C (Dilation and Curretage) to make sure her womb was clear, and after that when the bleeding wouldn’t stop, it sounds like they had to approach the area from her abdomen. A quick ultrasound wouldn’t necessarily show a small tear/perforation, especially if they were clueless on what she had gone through before getting there. It’s also possible the blood was collecting in her abdomen and not out through the birth canal.

If it was another D&E at Northwestern then that indicates that PP didn’t even COMPLETE the first attempted abortion correctly. One also has to keep in mind that this woman was in the 2nd trimester which makes things a bit more complicated as far as what can go wrong. I’m actually surprised the woman didn’t bleed out in minutes vs. the 5 1/2 hours.

That said, I hope the doc at PP and the nurses face charges. They SHOULD face charges for performing an abortion in the first place, but that’s my opinion and not the current law.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: momincombatboots

I had a similar experience with the birth of my first daughter. I’m thinking it had to be a pretty small perforation for her to be bleeding out for 5 1/2 hours, but we don’t know what was going on at PP. I wonder if they were hanging blood products like crazy or something - do they even HAVE blood products??

Also, what in the world does PP have to do with tooth decay? Crazy people... Good for you working with those women. It must have been rewarding for your soul. :)


25 posted on 07/26/2012 6:27:29 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Sherman Logan; AuH2ORepublican
She was not an abortion victim, she was an abortion perpetrator.

She was a victim of Planned Parenthood's incompetent medical care

Indeed. Confusing word choice from Life News.

Too bad the abortionist was unscathed.

26 posted on 07/26/2012 7:07:16 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: rhema
Pinged from Terri Dailies


27 posted on 07/29/2012 11:59:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rhema

I’ve seen reports which I consider reliable that wrongful
death suits often get lower settlements/jury verdicts
than injured live plaintiffs.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 10:39:23 PM PDT by cycjec
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