Following revelations that Houston Abortionist Douglas Karpen was killing babies born alive as exposed by Life Dynamics, and had several legislatures call for an investigation, Texas Senator, Wendy Davis and the abortion lobby began claiming abortions were safe.
Soon after, a Texas Planned Parenthood had closed after being the subject of an Undercover Child Predator Project by Life Dynamics (read here)
Then you had the Texas Attorney General fine Planned Parenthood for fraud ( read here)
H/T Life Dynamics’ Blackmun Wall and Website SafeandLegal:
On April 11, 1984, 28-year-old Mickey Apodaca, went to Raymond E. Showery’s El Paso office for an abortion. She was 19 weeks pregnant at the time. Her uterus and a uterine artery were perforated during the abortion procedure, and despite hospitalization and subsequent surgery, she died that evening. Mickey left behind four children between the ages of one and ten. Previous to the death of this women, Showery was found guilty of the murder of a 5- to 7-month-old fetus he had attempted to abort. A number of other complaints were filed against Showery over the years, including that he charged women for abortions when they were not pregnant and that he falsified records to show that women were 20 weeks pregnant when they were past that mark. Showery died of unknown causes, He was 84.
This mother of three minor children and one adult daughter had a tubal ligation performed by Dr. Rakesh K. Rikhye at Victoria (TX) Regional Medical Center on June 16, 1988. One week after this operation, she found out that she was pregnant and had been pregnant at the time of the sterilization surgery. She saw her family physician, Dr. Ted Shields on July 8, 1988, and he performed an abortion on her at Surgicare Outpatient Center in Victoria that day. During the abortion, he perforated her uterus and sliced through an artery and several veins. She was transferred to Detar Hospital in Victoria for emergency surgery, but she bled to death before the surgery could be completed. (Victoria County (TX) District Court # 90-5-40, 939 C)
Dorothy had an abortion performed by Dr. Robert Prince at Dallas Medical Ladies Clinic on May 27, 1986. Dorothy had a history of chronic lung problems that according to the defense in a lawsuit that was filed, she did not tell the clinic about. Dorothy’s mom stated that the clinic was aware of her pre-existing condition but disregarded it. Dorothy began having problems after the anesthesia was administered and was transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas where she died that day. She left behind one daughter. (Dallas County (TX) District Court # 88-1642)
On March 11, 1989, Glenda underwent an abortion at Aaron Family Planning Clinic in Houston, Texas. During the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Robert Hanson, Glenda sustained a uterine perforation and an approximately two-inch-long wound to her uterine artery and vein complex. After some delay, abortion clinic employees decided to transfer Glenda to the hospital. However, they did not call an ambulance, instead they opted to transfer her in one of their cars. Glenda’s husband discovered them attempting, unsuccessfully, to transfer Glenda from a wheelchair to the car, so he went over and helped them. With the IV still in her arm, Glenda was driven to a local emergency room where she was admitted with no blood pressure and almost no pulse. She died three days later. She was 31 years old and the mother of two. (Harris County (TX) District Court Case No. 89-028771)
This 16-year-old had an abortion at a physician’s office in San Antonio on March 28, 1997. Her uterus was perforated during the procedure, but the doctor didn’t recognize the complication. On April 3, 1997, she was taken to the emergency room at NE Baptist Hospital in San Antonio and surgery was done to try and correct the problems she was having. Later, a second operation was performed at the hospital in an attempt to try and save her life, but it was unsuccessful. Maureen died on April 15, 1997. (“ME’s office verifies teen died from legal abortion,” San Antonio Express-News, April 24, 1997)
San Antonio Express-News
April 24, 1997 Section: MetroPage: 1B
ME’s office verifies teen died from legal abortion Author: Loydean Thomas Express-News Staff Writer
The Bexar County medical examiner’s office confirmed Wednesday that a 16-year-old San Antonio girl died as a result of a legal abortion.
“The cause of death is `complication of a perforated uterus due to an abortion,’ ” said Jerry Leyva, an investigator with the medical examiner’s office.
Statewide, Texas Department of Health records show one maternal death from abortion in 1994 and none in 1995, the last year for which statistics have been compiled.
According to a San Antonio Police Department incident report, the girl’s abortion was performed March 28 by a licensed physician in his office.
It wasn’t immediately known how advanced the pregnancy was.
On April 3, she was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery, the report said.
She underwent a second emergency operation April 14 for complications resulting from the abortion, according to the report.
She died April 15.
“This was an elective procedure done in a nonhospital setting,” said anti-abortion activist Jack DeVault.
“It didn’t have to be done. If it had not been done, she would be alive. Girls going for abortions don’t expect to die, but they can die,” DeVault said.
Dr. Herb Brown, medical director for Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Texas, said: “Everybody feels badly about losing an otherwise healthy young person, but saying this is a dangerous procedure is simply not true.”
Brown said the Centers for Disease Control indicates less risk from abortion than hernia, gall bladder or tonsil surgery.
“Deaths are very rare. Statistics show that during the first 12 weeks, when most abortions are performed, it is 11 times safer than carrying to term and delivering a child,” he said.
Health Department records show that in 1995, 87,501 abortions were performed in Texas with no resulting maternal deaths. In the same year, 29 women died from complications of pregnancy and delivery, as 322,669 live births were delivered.
On January 15, 1982, 34-year-old Shary had an abortion, which was performed by Dr. Harvey Johnson in Garland, Texas. During that procedure, she sustained a three-centimeter tear to her cervix and began to hemorrhage. She bled to death early the next day. (Autopsy Report Case No. 0120-82-0057; Texas Death Certificate State File No. 01316)
On November 3, 1977, this 23-year-old mother-of-five had a 12-week abortion performed by Dr. Robert Gardner of Dallas. After the abortion, she began hemorrhaging from a perforation of her uterus. Three hours later, the hemorrhaging was still occurring, so a private ambulance was summoned to transport her for emergency care. In Texas, private ambulances are limited to transfers of stable patients and are prohibited from responding to emergency calls, therefore, they do not respond with any sense of urgency. An hour later, when the ambulance crew arrived and discovered that the case was a life-and-death emergency, they transported Louchrisser immediately rather than call for a fire department ambulance. She arrived at Oak Cliff Medical and Surgical Hospital in critical condition.
Blood of the correct typing had to be ordered from a blood bank at another Dallas hospital, but a little over an hour later, it still had not arrived. Desperately, Dr. Gardner gave her a transfusion of his own blood, which was of an incompatible type. Louchrisser went into cardiac arrest, and she died on November 4, 1977. At a different hospital, Dr. Gardner asked that Louchrisser’s body be released without inquiry, but a doctor there learned of the uterine injury and notified the medical examiner of such. (“A Dallas abortion turns to gruesome death,” The Dallas Morning News, July 28, 1978, 4A; Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas, Autopsy Report No. 2262-77-1183)
Denise was only 15-years old when she had a 25-and-a-half-week abortion performed by Dr. Douglas Karpen at the Women’s Pavillion in Houston, Texas on May 13, 1988. She began bleeding after the abortion, so she was admitted to Ben Taub Hospital in Houson where she remained until her death on May 29, 1988. (Harris County (TX) District Court # 89-16747)
Kathryn was a 20-year-old, Texas resident who went to Los Angeles to get a 16-week abortion. She was admitted to Bel Air Hospital for the saline abortion on September 1, 1972. By the next morning, she had a fever of 102° and she delivered a dead fetus about noon that day. Kathryn had a “fretful” night, went into shock early the next morning and was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m. on September 3, 1972. The cause of death was from shock that started from the loss of blood to an ovary, which resulted in gangrene. (Los Angeles County Coroner’s Report, Case # 72-9587; “Reports on abortion deaths called lax,” Los Angeles Times, Part II, November 10, 1972.)
The State of Texas reports abortion data in such a way that all that is known is year of death for this woman. Life Dynamics has cross-referenced the information for this death and has determined it is separate and unrelated to any of the other deaths we have listed for 1992. (Texas Department of Health, Selected Characteristics of Abortions, 1992)
The State of Texas reports abortion data in such a way that all that is known is year of death for this woman. Life Dynamics has cross-referenced the information for this death and has determined it is separate and unrelated to any of the other deaths we have listed for 1990. (Texas Department of Health, Selected Characteristics of Abortions, 1990)
On January 22, 1980, the seven-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Vanessa underwent a 16-week abortion at Fairmount Center in Dallas. During the procedure, she had a seizure, then went into cardiac arrest. The abortionist, Dr. Curtis Boyd, and a nurse began CPR, and were able to resuscitate her. However, she went into a second arrest before the ambulance arrived. She was stabilized and transferred to a hospital where she became unresponsive. About 40 minutes into exploratory surgery, Vanessa went into cardiac arrest again. She received a total of 24 units of blood, and efforts to resuscitate her were continued for 90 minutes. Despite heroic efforts, Vanessa died that day. She was 22 years old.
An autopsy found that there were multiple vaginal punctures around the cervix and that the placenta was still attached to the uterus. The autopsy concluded that Vanessa “suffered a cardiac arrest due to the sudden entry of amniotic fluid into her blood stream during a legal abortion. The entry of this fluid into the blood stream created a condition in which the blood could not clot properly. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was successful in restarting the heart, but also resulted in a relatively small tear of the liver. This liver injury would not normally be life threatening. However, in the presence of abnormal blood coagulation, the result was extensive hemorrhage into the abdominal cavity which could not be controlled at surgery.” The cause of death was listed as amniotic fluid embolism and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC). DIC is a severe disorder in which the body, in response to initial clotting, mistakenly produces too much anti-clotting substance. It causes uncontrolled hemorrhaging and tissue death, and is a recognized potential complication of induced abortion. Dr. Curtis Boyd was a co-founder and board member of the National Abortion Federation, and Fairmount was a member clinic in good standing. (The Dallas Morning News: “Abortion patient dies after seizure,” January 24, 1980, “”Initial report exonerates clinic in abortion death,” January 25, 1980; Texas Autopsy Report No. 0190-80-0095; Texas Certificate of Death # 07018; “Fatal embolism during legal induced abortion,” Atrash, Cheek, Hogue, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 162:4, April 1990, p. 986-90; “Fatal Pulmonary Embolism During Legal Induced Abortion in the United States from 1972-1985,” Lawson, Herschel W., MD, Atrash, Hani K., MD, MPH, Franks, Adele L., MD, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 162, No. 4, April 1990, p. 986-990.)
This 17-year-old teen underwent a 20 to 22-week abortion by Dr. Robert Crist on November 2, 1991, at West Loop Clinic in Houston. Afterward, she started bleeding heavily, and asked the staff for help. She was told that her symptoms were normal, and was sent home without any provision to monitor her. Later that evening, she stopped breathing. Her brother-in-law called 911 while her sister did CPR. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. Dr. Crist reportedly called the publicity about Latachie’s death “media hype and a political event.” (Houston Chronicle: “Abortion doctor has history of suits,” November 3, 1991; “Death of teen after abortion leads to probe of care at medical clinic,” November 6, 1991; “Doctor labels reports of death of abortion patient media hype,” November 11, 1991; “Doctor investigated in post-abortion death,” The Kansas City Star, November 6, 1991, A1, A13; “Young woman dies after having abortion,” Houston Post, November 7, 1991, A-27)
On December 29, 1987, 31-year-old Sheila had an abortion at Concerned Women’s Center in Houston, Texas. About four minutes into the 17th week abortion procedure, which was being done by Dr. Richard Cunningham, Sheila went into cardio-respiratory arrest. She was pronounced dead later that day. Her cause of death was an amniotic fluid embolism. She left behind one child. (Harris County (TX) District Court Case # 89-16100)
33-year-old Genie had an abortion performed by Dr. Lillian Jones at Methodist Women’s and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas on July 6, 1998. During the suction D&C, her uterus and bladder were perforated. Dr. Jones did not suspect that there were any complications until Genie had already had massive hemorrhaging and went into cardiac arrest. Surgical repairs were done to the ureters and bladder and her uterus was removed. Unfortunately, her brain had already been damaged from lack of oxygen, and she was pronounced dead on July 10, 1998. She left behind one stepson. (Bexar County Forensic Science Center Autopsy Report, Case # 98-1003)
Even more abuses here
And this one on Abortion Clinics Here
Abortionist Lester Minto Complaint (here)
Abortionist Robert E Hanson failed to comply with Texas law (here)
Find more no Texas Abortion Clinics here
All Women’s Medical Center #008033 San Antonio Allegations relating to: 25 TAC §139.31(b)(7)
(B) On-site Inspections and Complaint Investigations of a Licensed Abortion Facility Administrative Penalty $500 03/04/13
Reproductive Services 008700 Harlingen Allegations relating to: 25 TAC §139.31(b)(7)(B) On-site Inspections and Complaint Investigations of a Licensed Abortion Facility Administrative Penalty $550 07/29/13
Another Complaint about Planned Parenthood here
Incident 911 call at SW Dallas ( Here)
In October of 2013, this news report was filed:
Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic has been in the news many times, quoted by the news media as opposing regulations by the state under Texas’ new abortion laws. The media has allowed this clinic owner to talk Amy Hagstrom Miller, about how she will be forced to close and have sympathized with her regarding regulating abortion clinics.
Yes- they remain silent about the conditions found at her clinics:
Beaumont’s only abortion clinic has been flagged on 13 violations by the Texas Department of Health.
The October 3 inspection at Whole Woman’s Health of Beaumont turned up potential health issues.
The report says the facility failed to provide a safe environment for patients and staff. The suction machines which were used on patients had numerous rusty spots which, “had the likelihood to cause infection.”
The report also says, “the facility failed to have the EKG monitoring equipment ready if an emergency situation occurred…”