FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
& Angela Michael
July 28, 2012
Reveal Tonya Reaves Suffered Incomplete Abortion, Perforated Uterus, and
Fatal Delay in Emergency Care Access at Hands of Planned Parenthood
July 30, 2012 New documents released in the Tonya
Reaves tragedy reveal a timeline leading to her death that clearly shows
Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman
for five and a half hours after a severely botched abortion.
11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, Reaves received a
second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned
Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
the abortion, Reaves suffered bleeding. The bleeding 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 a report by Steve
Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM.
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. This is blatant negligence. Ms. Reaves would
be alive today had she been professionally monitored and had her
injuries been treated timely and properly. Better yet, had she never
stepped foot in this abortion facility.
at the hospital, it appears the Emergency Room staff had to start from
scratch to figure out the extent of Reaves injuries.
to Dr. James Anderson M.D., in his 30 years of experience as an
Emergency Room Physician, abortion clinics never informed him about
their patients' conditions.
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
Tonya's case, that delay proved fatal.
5:30 p.m., doctors performed an ultrasound, which revealed the abortion
was incomplete, something solely the responsibility of the Planned
was then given a second D&E abortion procedure, but that apparently
did not solve the problems and pain Reaves was experiencing.
second ultrasound revealed a perforation in Reaves uterus.
was returned to the operating room at 10:12 p.m. for additional surgery
where "an uncontrollable bleed was discovered." At 11:20 p.m.,
Reaves was pronounced dead.
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 . “Safe, Legal, and Rare”, the abortion
industry motto. Think again.
course, 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.
blown up picture of Tonya Reaves should be placed outside abortion mills
across our county stating, “WOMEN DIE : FAMILIES CRY”/ ANOTHER
DEAD WOMAN KILLED BY ABORTION””
And where, may
I ask you, is the outrage coming from pro- woman organizations?