Skip to comments.Autopsy Proves Planned Parenthood Killed Woman in Botched Abortion
Posted on 09/12/2012 9:07:22 PM PDT by kathsua
A leading pro-life group has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves autopsy report that it says shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications during a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012.
Operation Rescue, which obtained the full autopsy results late yesterday, says it indicates that Reaves injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner.
The autopsy report is seven pages in length but it took two months for it to be released publicly, despite requests from OR and a pro-life attorneys group. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman tells LifeNews the autopsy is missing any information about the Planned Parenthood clinic that did the failed abortion as well as the name of the abortion practitioner responsible for taking Reaves life. Newman says these omissions give substance to suspicions that there is an on-going cover-up of Planned Parenthoods actions that led to Reaves death.
It is the official opinion of the Cook County Medical Examiner that Reaves cause of death is due to hemorrhage resulting from cervical dilation and evacuation due to an intrauterine pregnancy. In plain language, Reaves bled to death as the result of a bungled D&E abortion. The pregnancy itself did not contribute to her death.
We strongly believe that criminal charges such as Depraved Indifference, Criminal Negligence, and Criminal Malpractice are applicable in this case and we again call for a criminal investigation into the death of Tonya Reaves, said Newman. Planned Parenthood killed her, now they must be brought to justice in a court of law.
As bungled as this abortion was, we believe Tonya Reaves could have survived her injuries if she had gotten immediate emergency care and if Planned Parenthood had shared medical information with the hospital related to her incomplete abortion and uterine perforation, said Newman. Instead, Planned Parenthood left the trauma team in the dark to solve the puzzle of Tonyas injuries while her life ebbed away.
Newman said the autopsy reveals the following:
* She was a healthy woman who was approximately 16 weeks pregnant at the time of her abortion, well into the second trimester. * She suffered from an incomplete abortion. The Medical Examiner discovered pieces of placenta still attached to the inside of her womb even after a second abortion done by the hospital to remove fetal remains left by Planned Parenthood. * She suffered a 3/16 inch uterine perforation near forcep impression marks. D&E abortions involve dismembering the baby in the womb and removing the pieces with forceps. * She suffered an extensive perforation of her broad uterine ligament with a possible severing of her left uterine artery as a result of her abortion. This accounted for the internal bleeding that was discovered only too late by the hospital trauma team. * There were 1-1.5 liters of blood and clots inside her abdominal cavity. The human body holds roughly five liters of blood. Reaves bled about 30 percent of her total volume of blood into her abdomen, and that does not account for the amount of blood lost through what was likely substantial vaginal bleeding due to the retained fetal remains. * In a vain attempt to save her life, the hospital trauma team performed an emergency hysterectomy on Reaves.
Some news report have indicated that a contributing factor in Reaves death was injuries received from being pushed down a flight of stairs by her one-year old sons father. However, the autopsy indicated, There is no evidence of significant recent external injury. This puts the responsibility for Reaves death solely on Planned Parenthood.
Newman is also concerned that Planned Parenthood is engaging in false advertising about the abortions it does at the Chicago clinic where Tonya died.
Reaves abortion took place at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Planned Parenthoods website indicates that surgical abortions were not supposed to be available at that location, which leads to questions about whether the office was properly equipped for risky second trimester abortions, he said.
Operation Rescue plans to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation against abortionist Carolyn Hoke, who is believed to have been responsible for Reaves abortion. Hoke serves as the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood. One week after Reaves family sued Planned Parenthood of Illinois for killing Reaves, it agreed to pay the state $367,000 to settle a case against Hoke involving fraudulent over-billing of Medicaid.
In that case, abortion practitioner Caroline Hoke was accused of over-billing Medicaid an estimated $430,380 for mostly undocumented services. Hoke was the states fourth highest billing Medicaid physician, asking the taxpayers to fork over $3.9 million to her from 2009-2011 as she served as the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Illinois.
Although news reports indicate Reaves family has filed suit, officials with Operation Rescue and the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal group, can find no actual evidence one has been filed. The family reportedly sued Planned Parenthood and Northwestern Memorial Hospital after Reaves received a botched second trimester abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood office on July 20, 2012.
The Planned Parenthood abortion business, which waited five hours before sending a woman who died from a botched legal abortion to the hospital, never called 911.
Initially, Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM released a report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly showed Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed.
Later John Jansen of the Pro-Life Action League, obtained documents verifying that Planned Parenthoods Loop Health Center in Chicago did not call 911 on the day 24-year old Tonya Reaves died after having an abortion at the facility.
Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act show [PDF] that only one call to 911 was made on Friday, July 20 from the building located at 18 S. Michigan, which houses Planned Parenthood and several other tenants, Jansen said. Its unclear which tenant in the building placed that call, made at 12:46 p.m., but it was concerning an instance of child abuse, and thus could not possibly have been related to Tonya Reaves.
Planned Parenthoods unfathomable negligence in the death of Tonya Reaves raises numerous questions that demand answers, Jansen added. Why didnt Planned Parenthood call 911 immediately once Tonya Reaves started experiencing complications following her abortion?
Did Planned Parenthood call a private ambulance company instead of calling 911? If so, why? It was a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that ultimately transported Tonya Reaves to Northwestern Memorial Hospital five and a half hours after her abortion. If Planned Parenthood didnt call 911, who notified the Fire Department and told them to send an ambulance? Jansen asked. Does Planned Parenthoods Loop Health Center have a medical emergency policy? If so, was it followed in the case of Tonya Reaves?
Most abortion facilities in the state of Illinois are subject to inspections by the Department of Public Health. But due to a loophole in the states complicated abortion facility regulatory scheme, all Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Illinois are unlicensed and not subject to state inspection, he continued. As a result, there is a lot we dont know about Illinois Planned Parenthood facilities.
Jansen concluded: But we do know that 24-year old Tonya Reaves had an abortion at Planned Parenthoods Loop Health Center and died 12 hours later and Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable for her death.
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.
NOT a DOCTOR, but an ABORTIONIST. So what 'doctor' is she working under?
Now... the address given in the article provides a Virgil C. Reid III, MD.
A search of Reid gives us...
...something something...something...health of mother....something....something
So.... this DOCTOR has a rented office in a high-rise where he has non-doctors performing aboritons (and who knows what else) without supervision... does that seem about right ?
I bet he’s pulling in the bucks.
When they legalized abortion, the back alley docs just moved their signs to the front of the building.
We need to see what MS.Fluke has to say on this.
It states the hospital did an ultrasound and then performed a second abortion on her. Then when she developed further problems they did another ultrasound and discovered a perforation. This makes it sound like, while planned parenthood clinic botched the abortion initially by leaving remains behind, it could be that the hospital’s procedure is what caused the perforation and that’s what did her in? It’s all so fricking disgusting!
The way I see it, this is a double murder.
“does that seem about right ?”
In California...yep. In fact CA should pass a law making that SOP. Hey, wait a sec...(sarc)
Abortion providors are allowed to legally butcher and mutilate the female body in this country.
Who is engaged in a war on women?
“Not a lot of sympathy here for the “mother” who tried to slaughter her baby.”
Same here; I could imagine what the Final Judgment must be like for them...
Double murder. One of the filthiest.
As long as the taxpayer keeps paying for murder, there will be no reason for pp to stop.
I called her and she responded that the abortion deaths were tragic and if free contraception had been available there would have been no pregnancy to abort
maybe the mother was conned into the abortion by the baby killers at Planned Parenthood
You'd have to stretch your imagination to think that Planned Predators could "con" someone into slaughtering your unborn baby.
“Murder most foul, as in the best it is,
But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.”
No, it's more like coerce, frighten, isolate and intimidate, and the rotten bastards often enlist the mothers' families or friends in their foul schemes. For Planned Barrenhood, there's big money in killing babies.
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