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Planned Parenthood shows concern over woman’s death?

Posted in abortion death, Planned Parenthood death of patient, Pro-choice Spin with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

This post on Planed Parenthood’s FB page shows that the only time they are concerned for women dying is when they die from something other than abortion:

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Think Progress a radical pro-abortion blog explains why such concern, “Charlene Dill, a 32-year-old mother of three, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor at the end of March. She was at an appointment to try to sell a vacuum cleaner, one of the three part-time jobs that she worked to try to make ends meet for her family. Her death was a result of a documented heart condition — and it could have been prevented.

Dill was uninsured, and she went years without the care she needed to address her chronic conditions because she couldn’t afford it. Under the health reform law, which seeks to expand coverage to millions of low-income Americans, Dill wasn’t supposed to lack insurance. She was supposed to have access to a public health plan through the law’s expansion of the Medicaid program.”

Just wondering where Think Progress and Planned Parenthood showed any sympathy or call for change when this woman died:

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Want to know why- because this is Tonya Reaves and she was left to bleed to death inside a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois was sued by the family of a women who died following her so-called safe/legal abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood.

The abortion giant and others named in the lawsuit were ordered to pay $2,000,000.00 to the family of Tonya Reaves.

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Life Dynamics’ website SafeandLegal.com, details Reave’s death:

On Friday the 20th of July, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion. The life of her unborn baby was to be snuffed out. In a few hours, Ms. Reaves would also be closing her eyes for the final time.

What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume.

It is now undeniable that Planned Parenthood saw Tonya as less important than the public relations hit they would take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so, for more than 5 hours, they were willing to let her bleed in order to protect their political and financial agendas.

Sorry- Tonya- you will NEVER be mentioned on any of the pro-abortion facebook pages, especially Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood and SNL cast/writer forgetting dead woman killed by abortion

Posted in Planned Parenthood and SNL with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

H/T Life Dynamics

Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich will be honored at the Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ fourth annual Generations Celebration.

Katie Rich

I was lucky enough to have a mother and friends and teachers who supported reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood,” Rich tells the abortion giant.

In addition to Rich, “special guest” for the Planned Parenthood event will be Saturday Night Live cast member, Cecily Strong.

Cecily Strong

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Forgotten at this “celebration”, will be Tonya Reaves who bled to death after her abortion at an Illinois Planned Parenthood abortion clinic:

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois, the same organization inviting SNL cast member and writer to their event was sued by the family of a women who died following her so-called safe/legal abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood.

The abortion giant and others named in the lawsuit were ordered to pay $2,000,000.00 to the family of Tonya Reaves.

Tonya REaves PP ILl Lawsuit

Life Dynamics’ website SafeandLegal.com, details Reave’s death:

On Friday the 20th of July, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion. The life of her unborn baby was to be snuffed out. In a few hours, Ms. Reaves would also be closing her eyes for the final time.

What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume.

It is now undeniable that Planned Parenthood saw Tonya as less important than the public relations hit they would take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so, for more than 5 hours, they were willing to let her bleed in order to protect their political and financial agendas.

How can anyone celebrate this?

Abortion the heart of gender equality implies NARAL week dead woman awaits her burial

Posted in Abortion Sacred, NARAL with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

NARAL is one of the largest abortion lobbying organizations in the US. THe acronym stands for National Abortion Rights Action League.

So, is it any surprise that before the next woman killed by so-called safe and legal abortion is even put in the ground, NARAL’s president, Ilyse Hogue, would say this: “One reason I am so passionate about my new job at NARAL Pro-Choice America is because I know that reproductive freedom is the heart of gender equality.”

Reproductive freedom is synonymous with abortion

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According to another abortion group, International Planned Parenthood, gender equality is the measurable equal representation of women and men.

Perhaps IPPF and NARAL think killing babies and some women from abortion is noble equality, But, I do not. It is somewhat expected to hear silence from the pro-choice community when a woman is killed from legal abortion. But the timing they choose to make abortion a sacred blessing as I blogged about earlier this week or call it the heart of gender equality shows their utter dis-concern for human life generally and women in particular.

LakishaWilson-webOn March 2014, Lakisha Wilson, 22, a Black female died after transport from an Ohio abortion clinic to the hospital.

Operation Rescue reported earlier that it had obtained 911 records that indicated a woman had died after an abortion at Preterm. Those records stated that she was “not breathing at all” and had suffered “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death.”

LaKisha’s funeral will be held on Monday, April 7 and NARAL’s prez didn’t wait until she was in the ground before praising abortion again.

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On February 7, 2013 Jennifer Morbelli died of complications she suffered after a 3rd trimester abortion at a Germantown, Maryland abortion clinic. According to an autopsy report, Morbelli died from Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy,” making it clear that the abortion was the event that led to her death.

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In 2012, another woman, Tonya Reaves died following her legal abortion at Planned Parenthood.

When 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion she never knew she would be closing her eyes for the final time. What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume, before she died. Her family successfully sued Planned Parenthood.

The list of dead women from legal abortion goes on and on….but don’t let that stop you, Ms. Hogue from implying that abortion is the heart of that gender equality. Don’t bother actually being concerned for women…..why pretend?

Pro-choice writer regurgitates abortion is sacred gift mantra days after woman dies

Posted in Abortion Sacred, Planned Parenthood Employee, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by saynsumthn

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The very day that pro-lifers are reporting that another women has died believing the lie of Safe and Legal abortion, the radically pro-abortion blog, RH Reality Check is plotting how they can argue successfully for abortion. The new mantra has been decided: Child Killing is a Gift!

You heard me: Abortion is a Gift. Not just a gift a Sacred Gift.

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Blog author Valerie Tarico writes, “My friend Patricia offers a single reason for her passionate defense of reproductive care that includes abortion: Every baby should have its toes kissed. If life is precious and helping our children to flourish is one of the most precious obligations we take on in life, then being able to stop an ill-conceived gestation is a sacred gift. Whether or not we are religious, deciding whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy is a process steeped in spiritual values: responsibility, stewardship, love, honesty, compassion, freedom, balance, discernment. But how often do we hear words like these coming from pro-choice advocates?”

Well, actually Ms. Tarico, more often than you might think, especially from you.

In January – you wrote almost the exact same thing for the Huffington Post:

Former P Board Member Valerie Tarico

Tarico continues, “In developing countries, millions of real women and children have died because abortion-obsessed American Christians banned family planning conversations as a part of HIV prevention efforts. Those lost lives reveal the callous immorality of the anti-choice movement.

Now, excuse me if I pause for a moment to re-read this outrageous accusation. WE are the ones who are calloused and ignoring the deaths of women from abortion? OOPS – I left out the word Illegal= because Tarico and her pro-choice friends are eerily silent on the many women who have died recently from legalized abortion.

As mentioned earlier: A woman died THIS WEEK after her abortion on Ohio. Sorry if I missed all the OUTRAGE by the left over this woman’s death. I apologize if I some how missed all the rallies protesting these deaths by the “abortion-obsessed” pro-choice movement.

Pro-choicers need things made simplistic for them as they are terrible at facts or research, so here it is – feel free to scroll through my blog starting here where the most recent abortion death is recorded and work your way through the rest of the pages for numerous names of women killed by legal abortion. While you are there, you can leave a public note under each woman’s name showing your grief! I seriously doubt that will happen.

Tarico goes on to bemoan the alleged abortion “right to privacy” mantra, “The other side talks about murdering teeny, weeny babies and then mind-melds images of ultrasounds and Gerber babies with faded photos of later abortions. And we come back by talking about privacy?? Is that like the right to commit murder in the privacy of your own home or doctor’s office? Even apart from the dubious moral equivalence, let’s be real: In the age of Facebook and Twitter, is there a female under 25 in who gives a rat’s patooey about privacy, let alone thinks of it as a core value?

And here is the strategy Tarico plans to lay out, “If we want Americans to understand and distance themselves from the moral emptiness of the “pro-life” movement, we will have to challenge the patriarchs in their home turf, in their position as moral guides.”

Tarico guides her followers through 10 ridiculous suggestions on how to make the abortion position a winning one:

#1) No-choice advocates say: Abortion is immoral. God hates abortion.
We can say: For me, bringing a child into the world under bad circumstances is immoral. It violates my moral and spiritual values. / Whose God decides?

#2) They say: Abortion is murder. Abortion kills little babies.
We can say: A person can think and feel. My cat can feel hungry or hurt or curious or content; an embryo cannot. / Thanks to better and better pregnancy tests, over 60 percent of abortions now occur before 9 weeks’ gestation. Want to see what they actually look like?

#3) They say: A fetus is a baby. A baby is a living soul from the moment of conception.
We can say: In nature, most fertilized eggs never become babies. A fetus isbecoming a baby, grows into a baby, is a potential person, or is becoming a person.

4). They say: Liberals are to blame for abortion. Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill.
We can say: Obstructing contraceptive knowledge and access causes abortion and unwanted babies. That’s what’s immoral. We have the technology to prevent almost all of the suffering and expense caused by unintended pregnancy, but many women don’t have access to that information or technology because of the twisted moral priorities of religious and cultural conservatives. Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood have done more to prevent abortions in America than all of the choice opponents combined. The no-choice position is anti-life. It kills women. It puts faith over life.

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There’s that KILL WOMEN thing again- excuse me Ms. Tarico – aren’t you paying attention? Women ARE dying from legal abortion – move on already!

Tarico’s laundry list of abortion propaganda continues and I will not nauseate you with much more.

Jumping to her #8 we read:

Embrace abortion as a sacred gift or blessing.

They say: Abortion is bad. An abortion is regrettable.
We can say: An ill-conceived pregnancy is bad. An unintended pregnancy is regrettable. An abortion when needed is a blessing. It is a gift, a grace, a mercy, a cause for gratitude, a new lease on life. Being able to choose when and whether to bring a child into the world enables us and our children to flourish.

Well actually Mr. Tarico, the GIFT is the child NOT the abortion. Your twisted attempt to make abortion sacred only reveals your religiously blood thirsty drive for abortion. It is illogical, immoral, unscientific, and outrageous to continue down this path again.

I suggest that you stop fixating on child sacrifice and get a job or something….but…I forgot…you already have a job, don’t you? Advocating for the largest chain of abortion clinic in the nation- Planned Parenthood.

Valerie Tarico

Tarico chairs Washington Women for Choice , serves on Planned Parenthood’s Board of Advocates, and is a Senior Writing Fellow at Sightline Institute, a think tank focused on sustainable prosperity. Her articles appear at sites including the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Salon, AlterNet, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and at her own blog, AwayPoint.

Pro-life group claims another black woman dies at the hands of an abortionist

Posted in 911 calls, abortion death, Black Abortion Stats, Black Babies, Black Conservative, Black Deaths, Black Genocide, Black Pastor, Black Victims, Black Women with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2014 by saynsumthn

Cleveland, OH – Operation Rescue claims that they have confirmed the death and the identity of a patient of the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, who was transported to University Hospital Case Medical Center on Friday, March 21, 2014.

According to the anti-abortion group, Lakisha Wilson, 22, a Black female, died after transport from the abortion clinic to the hospital. According to a statement released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office:

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Decedent was conveyed from 12000 Shaker Blvd., in Cleveland to University Hospitals Case Medical Center and arrived on 3-21-14 where she was treated, expired and was pronounced on 3-28-14.

An autopsy is being conducted and a cause of death is pending, however there is no doubt that her death was caused by the late-term abortion she received on March 21, 2014.

Operation Rescue reported earlier that it had obtained 911 records that indicated a woman had died after an abortion at Preterm. Those records stated that she was “not breathing at all” and had suffered “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death.”

Dr. Richard Ivan, a retired dentist, reportedly stood nearby when the woman was brought out from the abortion facility about 11:20 a.m. on March 21st. “I was two feet away from the gurney. That girl was dead,” he says sadly.

There was no protection over her head, no mask on her face. They were in no rush to get her out, which tells me she was beyond help. There were no lights (or siren on ambulance) going to the hospital.”

According to information gathered by Operation Rescue from those on the scene and who have been contacted by members of the woman’s family, Lakisha Wilson was in the later stages of pregnancy, and because of that was turned down by abortion clinics in Columbus and Akron.

She was said to have been brain dead at the time she arrived at the hospital, but was kept on life support for several days so that her organs could be harvested.

“We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Lakisha’s family for their devastating loss,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We have filed complaints with the Ohio Medical Board and with the Ohio Department of Health. We call on the ODH to immediately suspend Preterm’s clinic license pending a full investigation into Lakisha’s death.”

On Wednesday April 3, 2014, pro-lifers held a press conference about the death.

Members of Operation Rescue organized the protest.

image credit: Cleveland.com

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In 2012, another black woman, Tonya Reaves died following her legal abortion at Planned Parenthood.

When 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion she never knew she would be closing her eyes for the final time. What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume, before she died. Her family is now suing Planned Parenthood.

It was later discovered that a Planned Parenthood supporter appointed the Med Chief who performed Reaves autopsy. (Read here)

Planned Parenthood and others listed on the wrongful death lawsuit were ordered to pay $2,000,000.00 to the family of Tonya Reaves2.

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Maurice Stevenson’s wife died of a blood infection in 2002 after undergoing an abortion at Planned Parenthood.

The Chicago Tribune asked Planned Parenthood about the death of Stevenson’s wife and they told the Tribune they could not confirm whether they had reported the 2002 death of Stevenson’s wife, only that it had reported the 2008 death of another patient.

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Edward Allred was the owner of one of the largest chains of abortion clinics in the United States. Allred has been accused of making racists comments about blacks and hispanics.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Allred’s California facilities were also handling referrals made by Planned Parenthood.

In 1995, the abortion clinic Allred was accused of racism in the abortion-related death of a 24 year-old African American woman. It was in January of 1995, that 24 year-old African American TaTanisha Wesson went to the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic in Los Angeles, for an abortion and never came home. Her friend saw an ambulance arrive at the clinic that morning while sitting in the waiting room during the procedure.

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She called TaTanisha’s parents who rushed to the ER and found their beloved daughter in a coma. TaTanisha died in the hospital on February 1, 1995, leaving behind her 5 year old born son. An attorney for the family told the press that the abortion clinic gave TaTanisha too much anesthesia, that clinic staff was not present when she began to vomit, and that the abortion clinic delayed calling 911 for approx. 25 critical minutes. Her parents accused the abortionist of racism in their daughter’s death.

TaTanisha is one of many women who believed the lie that legal abortion made a “safe” abortion.


Other black women killed from legal abortion are:

Denise Holmes
Brenda Benton
Mary Bradley
Sharon Floyd
Diane Watson
Yvonne Tanner
“April”
Angel Dardie
Dorothy Brown
Arnetta Hardaway
Cora Lewis
Jacqueline Bailey
Katrina Poole
Myria McFadden
Sylvia Moore
Teresa Causey
Magnolia Thomas
Laniece Dorsey
Dawndalea Ravenell
Christella Forte
Linda Fondren
Mary Tennyson
Shirley Williams
Shirley Payne
Vanessa Preston
Angela Reynolds
Belinda Byrd
Georgianna English
Loretta Morton
Charisse Ards
Debra Gray
Linda Lovelace
Yvette Poteat
Angela Hall
Dawn Mendoza
Germaine Newman
Cycloria Vangates
Ellen Williams
Erica Richardson
Gail Wright
Gwendolyn Cliett
Patricia King
Demetrice Andrews
Karretu Jabbie
Moris Helen Herron
Sharonda Rowe
Cassandra Bleavins
Debra Walton
Diane Smith
Jacqueline Reynolds
Lynette Wallace
Synthia Dennard
Deanna Bell
Kathy Murphy
“Pamela”
“Penny”
Margaret Davis
Janet Foster

ABORTION DEATH:? 911 Records Show Cleveland Abortion Patient “Not Breathing At All”

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic, abortion clinic safety, abortion death with tags , , , , on March 26, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Operation Rescue has obtained a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.

Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.

Preterm-03212014-featuredThe caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful.

“The lack of a sense of urgency really struck me as I was listening to the 911 recording,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “A woman was dying or dead, and there just seemed to be no real hurry to respond to the dispatcher.”

The CAD transcript, which lists event chronology for 911 emergencies, showed that units were dispatched just moments after the 911 call began and that it took paramedics three minutes to arrive at the clinic at 11:02 a.m. when they began emergency measures.

At 11:21, paramedics transmitted information about the patient’s condition to the University Hospital Case Medical Center and began to transport her to the emergency room, arriving at 11:26 a.m. The ambulance listed its status as “cleared” at 11:27 a.m.

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At no time during the 28 minutes that emergency responders were in contact with the patient was there any indication that the patient ever resumed respiration.

The CAD Transcript contained the “9-E-1,” the most serious of life-threatening medical emergencies, along with the notations “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death” and “Not breathing at all.”

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The website abortiondocs.com shows the doctors at Preterm are:
LISA PERRIERA
MOHAMMAD HASSAN REZAEE
REBECCA LOWENTHAL

Houston abortionist Texas Gosnell sued for botched late term abortion, Life Dynamics responds

Posted in abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, abortion lawsuit, Abortion Video, abortionist, Karpen, Life Dynamics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Life Dynamics, Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas responds to news that a Houston abortion doctor is being sued by one of his patients.

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Abortionist Douglas Karpen who runs the Aaron Woman’s Clinic in Houston Texas is being sued by a former patient for a botched abortion. The patient claims she suffered a torn uterus, bleeding and extensive pain. The law suit claims medical negligence on the part of Karpen.

According to reports, the abortion was performed when the patient was 22 weeks pregnant. The suit claims “permanent injuries” were caused by abortionist Karpen and the patient “continues to suffer as a result of medical negligence.”

The legal document says her injuries were discovered by another doctor who also found internal bleeding.

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Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics responded to the news, “It’s not like this is anything new. I mean this is the same guy that killed a fifteen-year-old girl named Denise Montoya while doing a “safe and legal” abortion on her. The fact is, only the washouts, losers and moral degenerates of medicine end up working at abortion clinics and Karpen is no different.”

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On May 3, 2013, Crutcher recorded an interview with three of Karpen’s former employees who claimed that babies were born alive and killed following abortions by Douglas Karpen.

In that video, former employees also described the way that Karpen treated patients saying that if he injures a woman he never tells her.

Never telling the woman hey I ripped your cervix you need to get that looked at,” one of the former workers stated.

In addition former staff members say that Karpen would, “leave a patient on the table, 45 minutes with her legs open and a speculum inside her cervix as he went across to his office and had his sandwich.”

Crutcher points out that in addition to the former employees, Life Dynamics also conducted an interview with a former abortion patient, saying that it is “it’s almost incomprehensible what they did to her.”

Crutcher continues, “it’s almost mind-boggling to think that there are people in this world who argue that these abortion clinics are safe and legal for women to go to, and then you hear from the women who actually went to one and it’s incredible that these people get away with this lie.”

Saynsumthn notes that there is a malpractice case filed March 10, 2014 with the Harris County District Court.

Operation Rescue has obtained a copy of that complaint available to read here.

According to Operation Rescue, alleges that allege Karpen rushed through the late-term procedure, lacerating Mendoza’s uterus and creating a large T-shaped rupture that left her uterus open to the abdominal cavity.

It was among the worst injuries to the uterus that the Ob/Gyn treating Mendoza at the West Houston Medical Center “had ever seen or read about.”

Ms. Mendoza’s ordeal began on February 7, 2013, when she reported to Karpen’s Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston where she was found to be 22 weeks pregnant at that time. She was told by the staff that such late-term abortion procedures were “low-risk,” post-abortion hemorrhage was less than after childbirth, and that it was “highly unlikely any uncomplicated or mid trimester abortion will cause a problem with infertility or future pregnancies.”

On February 14, Mendoza kept her abortion appointment at Karpen’s second abortion location, the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center, also in Houston, where over a dozen other women were waiting for abortions.

According to the complaint:

The Plaintiff watched as each young woman was called to go to the back. Finally, the Plaintiff was the only young woman left in the waiting area, and she remained there, alone, for some time after the last young woman had left, and the Plaintiff got the feeling she had been forgotten. Finally, a nurse came to the waiting area and appeared to be surprised the Plaintiff was still there. From that moment, everything thereafter appeared to be rushed.

During the now 23-week abortion, Karpen’s alleged negligence was responsible for the grossly ruptured uterus, partial laceration of the broad uterine ligament, and heavy internal bleeding. It appears Karpen never tried to repair the rupture and sent Mendoza home under the impression that the surgery had been uneventful.

The next day, experiencing intense pain, Mendoza made her way to the West Houston Medical Center emergency room where a CT Scan revealed her ruptured uterus and massive internal bleeding. Mendoza was rushed into emergency surgery. Her injuries were so severe that she can never have another child since doctors now believe she would “be in extreme danger” if she were ever to become pregnant again. She was only 20 years old at the time of her abortion.

Had Ms. Mendoza delayed seeking emergency care, hospital staff believe she would have died from her injuries.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue responds:

“Ms. Mendez’s law suit alleges that Karpen seriously injured her during a late-term abortion and then never told her she was injured. This is exactly the same allegation made to us by three former Karpen employees, who also provided us with photographic evidence that Karpen was murdering babies born alive in a similar way that Kermit Gosnell did.”

“Now that Ms. Mendoza’s lawsuit has corroborated this part of our informant’s allegations, we believe their other allegations now have more credibility. We are calling on authorities such as the Texas Medical Board to reopen investigations into Karpen’s practices and take emergency action to prevent him from inflicting harm on anyone else.”

“On the same day that the Texas Medical Board penned the ‘cover-up’ letter telling us that Karpen did nothing wrong, Ms. Mendoza was in the hospital getting emergency surgery in order to save her life from horrifying injuries she says Karpen inflicted upon her,” said Newman. “We just have to wonder how many more women will suffer or even die before the TMB and other officials stop protecting this dangerous man.”

Past cases against Karpen have also been filed.

Harris County Civil Court March 2014

In 2013, the Houston Chronicle detailed some of the cases against Karpen:

In 1989, the parents of Denise Montoya sued Karpen after their 15-year-old daughter got an abortion from Karpen and died. She had been 251/2 weeks pregnant, the parents’ lawsuit said, but they had been assured the pregnancy could be terminated safely. Montoya began to bleed heavily after the procedure and was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where she later died.

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In 1991, Peggy Cormier sued Karpen on behalf of her minor daughter, who went to Karpen for a late-term abortion and then changed her mind after beginning the process of termination. The lawsuit alleges that Karpen became hostile and refused to attempt to reverse the procedure or refer her to another doctor. Cormier’s daughter eventually went to St. Joseph Hospital and delivered a baby weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces, who died six months later.

Quinnetta Dugas sued Karpen in 1995, alleging that he had perforated her cervix during a late-term abortion. Dugas also alleged that she believed she was later in her pregnancy than the 24 weeks Karpen purportedly had told her. Dugas was bleeding heavily after the abortion and was taken to LBJ Hospital, where she underwent an emergency hysterectomy, according to the lawsuit.

A lawsuit brought by Cherise Mosley and her father brought Karpen to the public’s eye when he was sued for performing an abortion on a minor who used a fake ID to establish that she was 18, a legal requirement at the time. Mosley contended the ID card, obtained from a grocery store, obviously was not legitimate. A jury found Karpen only 10 percent negligent and Mosley received no money.

The Chronicle concluded, “Unlike that case, the disposition of all the lawsuits against Karpen is not always clear from available court records. Some obviously were settled, and some apparently were found in Karpen’s favor.”

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