Skip to comments.Mystery Surrounds Death of 18-Year Old Girl After an Incomplete Abortion
Posted on 07/12/2018 9:41:29 AM PDT by Morgana
Charlotte, NC Even though Diamond Renee Williams died in 2016, it is still extremely emotional for her mother, Shakira, to talk about it.
It was January 23 of that year, one day after supporters of abortion around the nation celebrated 43 years of Roe v. Wade and so-called safe and legal abortion on demand.
But its doubtful that eighteen-year old Diamond Williams had the politics of abortion on her mind as she and her mom reported to the Carolina Center for Women, an abortion facility on Wendover Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a scheduled six-week surgical abortion.
Diamond, an African-American, was a high-risk patient, but that did not seem to matter to the outpatient abortion facility staff. At five feet, six inches in height, she weighted approximately 300 pounds and suffered from diabetes mellitus, a condition that affects the metabolism of sugars and carbohydrates in food. Her risk of complications was high enough that a hospital setting would have been a much safer environment for any surgery.
Because of her medical issues, the clinics staff should have turned her away. Accepting her as a patient proved to be a fatal mistake.
Diamond was one of the first to arrive that morning for the abortion. Her mother sat patiently in the waiting room at first, but after several hours, she began to worry. When the staff started to turn off the lights in the office at the end of the day, Shakira had to bang on the glass in the reception area to get someones attention. She needed to know what was happening with her daughter.
Eventually, Diamond was escorted out a side door and discharged to her mother.
Shakira understood that Diamond would experience some initial pain, but after a restless night, Diamond called the clinics after-hours operator for help. The operator told her that pain was normal, but to watch for excessive bleeding and fever. Since she had neither symptom, Diamond thought everything would be okay.
By Monday, Diamond was still in a lot of pain and Shakira suggested that she call the clinic again to see about returning for a follow-up visit. Diamond was told that a nurse from the clinic would be following up with her later in the day, but she never received a call-back.
Tuesday evening, Diamond began to feel a little bit better. As a precaution, Shakira planned to take Diamond to see their primary care physician the next morning.
But less than five minutes after Diamond went to her room to prepare for bed, Shakira heard another of her daughters scream.
I ran to find Diamond lying face down unable to speak and foaming at the mouth, Shakira told Operation Rescue. We called 911 and the operator said from what I was explaining, my daughter may have just suffered a seizure.
As Shakira heard the sirens approaching in the distance, painful memories of another tragic night flooded her mind. Diamond had been born with a twin brother who died at just three-months old. The sound of sirens had filled that tragic night as well. This time, they triggered a kind of post-traumatic stress in Shakira and now her worst fears were coming true. Tragedy was again striking down one of her children.
A fire unit arrived and found an hysterical family, but apparently they perceived that as aggression and summoned a police unit. The other children and the family dog were shut into a bedroom, presumably for the responders safety.
It is unclear what steps the emergency responders actually took to save Diamond, but for Shakira, it seemed like they werent doing much, and she wondered why they werent working harder to help her daughter.
A note in Diamonds autopsy report indicated that Diamond had no pulse when paramedics arrived, but Shakira insists that Diamond had revived after her apparent seizure.
Shakira told Operation Rescue that paramedics tried but were unable to get Diamond to stand on her own. After about 30 minutes, they rolled her onto a body bag and dragged her out the patio door. It was only then that she was placed on a stretcher and transported to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.
Shakira wasnt allowed to ride with her daughter in the ambulance but was grateful that a police officer on the scene showed compassion and drove her to the hospital. There, she was placed alone in a room to await word from the doctors. Shakira was relieved when a hospital chaplain arrived and prayed with her until a doctor finally came to tell her that her daughter had a pulse and would be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.
Shakira was allowed to see Diamond briefly but noticed that her daughter was bleeding from everywhere. Her blood pressure never stabilized and Diamond was pronounced dead on January 27, 2016 four days after her safe and legal abortion.
Instead of allowing the county coroner to conduct the autopsy, the hospital performed the autopsy on the scene. Even the funeral home had a difficult time finding Diamonds body since the coroner never received it.
Because Diamond was 18 at the time of her death, Shakira was not allowed to obtain copies of her daughters medical records. She hired an attorney, but it took over a year for her to receive the hospitals autopsy report and an incomplete version at that. Page numbers show that only pages 59-62 of a larger document were released.
Strangely, no cause or manner of death is noted in the truncated autopsy report. Preliminarily, the diagnosis was an amniotic fluid embolism and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), a blood clotting condition that causes hemorrhaging of internal organs as the result of some internal trauma or infection.
However, it was later determined that the embolism was insufficient to cause death. Instead, it was determined that she suffered from acute hemorrhagic bronchopneumonia and other symptoms consistent with DIC.
The autopsy so found retained products of dissection. While that finding was largely ignored, Diamonds incomplete abortion may have been the source of the DICs onset.
Shakiras attorney notified her earlier this year that he could no longer represent her. She later discovered that he had been representing the abortion clinic on another matter, but never told her of the conflict of interest.
Shakira also was never told the name of the person who conducted Diamonds incomplete abortion. She continues to await additional requested documents, including records from the Carolina Center for Women. Because she lacks that documentation, it has been difficult for Shakira even to file a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board over her daughters botched abortion and failure to follow up.
Complicating the pursuit of records, three months after Diamonds death the clinic changed its name to A Womens Choice of Charlotte.
Now, over two years after Diamonds passing, Shakira has finally found the strength to fight to right wrongs done to her daughter. Although the process has been very difficult, she wants people to know what happened to Diamond.
Whether a person is pro-life or pro-choice, no one should think its okay for an abortionist to conduct a surgical abortion in an ill-equipped abortion facility on a woman whose risk factors contraindicate outpatient surgery.
No one should think its okay for an abortion facility to fail to follow up with a woman suffering complications from an abortion.
And no one should think its okay for an abortion clinic attorney fail to disclose a conflict of interest then to delay the release of complete documents to a grieving family member.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding Diamond Williams death, said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. Her family continues to suffer from her loss to this day, and they deserve answers as to why so much seemed to go wrong starting with the abortion facility and its apparent neglect. Hopefully, answers can be found along with justice, so this traumatized family can finally begin to heal.
Abortion: Hey, it’s a living...
“Accepting her as a patient proved to be a fatal mistake.”
I thought that was the whole point of an Abortion Clinic.
I guess she also didn't have the morality of murdering a defenseless baby on her mind either.
There is no such thing as a ‘safe abortion’.
It is a highly dangerous and possibly fatal procedure for the woman.
We had a similar occurrence here a few years back. a Woman went to an abortion clinic here in the panhandle of Florida, was on her way back home in her car after the procedure, started bleeding and was dead before EMT’s could arrive..............
Remember....this is sold as a “women’s healthcare” issue.
“Mystery Surrounds Death of 18-Year Old Girl After an Incomplete Abortion”
A posthumous two-fer victory for “women’s rights” goddess Margaret Sanger.
The woman lost both her daughter and grandchild in the same 48 hour period, but didn’t care about the grandchild.
“At five feet, six inches in height, she weighted approximately 300 pounds and suffered from diabetes mellitus”
The girl who died was black. Yes sadly that is common in the black community if you listen to Tommy Sotomayor. Obesity is high and that leads to other health problems.
Plus being black she is targeted for abortion more than any other race.
However her health being so bad, she’d been better to give birth, would have been way safer. Even if she’d have undergo a C-section she’d been in a hospital where real doctors would have attended her, not a butcher or tore right through her.
“...so much seemed to go wrong, starting with the abortion clinic...”
I would say that things started to go wrong for this girl long before she went to this abortion clinic. Her poorly treated diabeties. Her behavior which resulted in her getting pregnant. And so on and so forth.
“but didnt care about the grandchild”
It’s not hit her yet what she lost, it will. Someday.
Abortion clinics kill people. Why is this surprising?
Just another Leftist offering on the altar of Liberalism
Opposite of abortion, where a healthy woman (usually) goes into the clinic carrying a healthy child, and comes out bleeding and in pain, with her baby (or what's left of it) coming out in clots.
Given what has been documented in these facilities, I fail to see why people get so jacked up when the law is changed to require them to meet MINIMUM surgical facility standards. The vet’s office has more requirements than most baby-killing-stores.
What about the danger to the unborn child?????? Apparently, the "mother" wanted to kill her child . . . I don't think the baby wanted to kill the mother.
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