September 1, 2014 PBS, a tax funded organization, is slotted to show the radically pro-abortion film “After Tiller.”
In celebration of all things child killing, the pro-choice or should I say pro-abortion at all stages of pregnancy– gang has launched as twitter fest to,“talk about empathy, personal decision making and respect for those seeking and providing abortion care.”
In response, pro-lifer Jill Stanek is asking pro-lifers to push back by hijacking this late-term abortionist love fest with our own tweets:
To which I say – AMEN!
I suggest pro-lifers tweet out every name of women killed from legal abortion.
One place you can find those names is the website SafeandLegal.com or I have put their names and some summaries here as well:
As we rummage through twitter and facebook posts by the abortion and pro-choice lobby crying alligator tears for the man, George Tiller, Let’s remind the public the names of the women the abortion lobby fails to mention:
Lets start with Christin who died at the clinic owned by the “Beloved” Dr. Tiller:
• Gilbert, Christin Kansas, Age 19
On Monday, January 10, 2005, 19 year old Christin A. Gilbert was brought by her family to Wichita, Kansas, for a third-trimester abortion at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Christin’s abortionist was LeRoy Carhart who gave her baby a fatal digoxin injection to the heart. Her cervix was filled with laminaria and she was sent back to her hotel room. The following morning, Christin expelled her dead baby on the way to the abortion clinic. At this point, Carhart allegedly administered the abortion drug RU 486 , approved for abortions in pregnancies prior to the 6th week of gestation. She returned to the clinic on Wednesday, January 12, and was diagnosed with “dehydration” although the sepsis was already spreading rapidly through her body. Christin was again sent back to her hotel where her condition continued to deteriorate. Sometime that evening, Christin was cramping, bleeding, and vomiting, at times passing out. Between midnight and 4 AM, a clinic employee called Carhart who was on call for emergencies, but never responded. January 13, Christin fainted and, Christin’s family drove their bleeding, unconscious daughter to the abortion clinic, where she was awakened enough to walk through the door with assistance, but then collapsed. At 8:48 AM a 911 call was placed by the clinic, who pleaded with the 911 dispatcher, “Please, please, please! No lights, no sirens!” The ambulance crew spent 15 minutes treating and transferred her to the hospital where she was given pain medication, but little else could be done. She was pronounced dead at 4:14 PM, January 13, 2005. Christin’s heartbeat and respiration had stopped, or as the autopsy report stated, “she became unresponsive.” On February 7,2013 another women was pronounced dead following her abortion with LeRoy Carhart in another state. So it continues….Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from Legal Abortion.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office released a statement this afternoon indicating that the death of Lakisha Wilson, 22, died as the result of a heart attack suffered immediately after she underwent a therapeutic abortion. The full autopsy report is not yet available, according to the statement.
This finding confirms what Operation Rescue has said since this tragedy occurred, that Wilson’s death was an abortion-related one.
Wilson was given an abortion at the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, March 21, 2014. At 10:59 am that morning, a 911 call was placed and Wilson was later transported to University Hospital Case Medical Center where she was placed on life support. She was pronounced dead on March 28.
After 18-year-old Marla Cardamone was killed having a “safe and legal” abortion, her mother, Deborah, vowed that she would never let her daughter be forgotten. Late last year, she approached Life Dynamics’ President, Mark Crutcher and asked him to help her show the public the risks women face when they submit to abortions ad Life Dynamics uploaded Marla’s autopsy pictures here.
More on Marla: In 1991, the Pittsburgh Press reported that the family had filed a lawsuit against the Magee Womens Hospital where Marla was killed from her abortion.
Deborah Cardamone, in a seven-count civil suit filed in Common Pleas Court, charged the death of her daughter, Marla Anne, was due to “negligence, carelessness, recklessness or malpractice” on the part of the hospital and the doctors. Mrs. Cardamone is seeking more than $20,000 from each defendant and wants a jury trial. The 42-page complaint, filed Tuesday, describes 18-year-old Marla Cardamone’s death from septicemia — a fast-acting blood infection — on Aug. 16, 1989.
“I’m not afraid to go into court with this. I know it is the truth and it happened,” Mrs. Cardamone said yesterday.
Theodore Amshoff Jr., one of Mrs. Cardamone’s lawyers, said, “This particular case won’t decide the legality of abortion, but it certainly brings into question the safety of the procedure.”
Amshoff is a partner in a Louisville, Ky., law firm that specializes in abortion malpractice.
Besides the hospital, the suit lists as defendants R.D. Molina, Fredric Price, Stephanie Lahet, Renee Caputo, Marvin Rulin and Michael W. Weinberger. The suit says they are doctors who cared for Marla Cardamone at Magee.
The Lawsuit was settled in 1997
• Agbaaga, Eurice New York, Age 26
Eurice, who had come to the U.S. from Ghana to “find a better life,” underwent an abortion by Dr. Abram Zelikman on January 7, 1989. She went to his Brooklyn clinic where a friend of her’s worked, and was told by Zelikman that she was between 11 and 12 weeks pregnant. After the procedure, the clinic’s receptionist became alarmed at Eurice’s bleeding and asked that the doctor, who had already left the clinic, come back and examine her. The nurse eventually called an ambulance for Eurice, who was still bleeding, unconscious, and in shock. She was performing CPR on Eurice when the paramedics arrived, and they were able to restore her breathing. Doctors at Long Island College Hospital performed surgery, but Eurice did not come out of her coma. She was placed on life support, but on January 15, 1989 at the age of 26, she died leaving one child behind.
The heavy bleeding was found to be from a perforated uterus and a severed abdominal artery, and her fetus was determined to have been at least 19 weeks old. The state health commissioner suspended Zelikman’s license when an investigation showed that he had allowed the receptionist to give Eurice and other abortion patients anesthesia, that he failed to perform medical tests prior to abortions, and that he had left Eurice in the facility with no medical supervision. (“She dies after B’klyn abortion,” New York Daily News, January 16, 1989; “Abortion Leaves Woman, 26, Brain Dead,” New York Post, January 10, 1989; “Axelrod Suspends License of Brooklyn Doctor Who Performs Abortion,” Associated Press, February 3, 1989)
• Alford, Leigh Ann Stephens Alabama, Age Unknown
On November 25,2003, abortionist Malachy Dehenre performed an abortion on a patient at the Summit Medical Center abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, who was approximately 17.4 weeks pregnant. The patient was discharged from the clinic 20 minutes after the abortion was complete. The State of Alabama, Board of Medical Examiners states that in less than 6 hours after being discharged from the clinic, the patient’s husband called to say she had developed abdominal pain and a low temperature. He was NOT told to seek medical care. The woman was later found by her husband on the floor, unresponsive and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. She was pronounced DEAD approximately 17-18 hours after being discharged by the abortion clinic. According to the autopsy report, the woman suffered a uterine perforation with massive hemorrhage. The Clarion Ledger reported that court papers identified the woman as Leigh Ann Stephens Alford of Blount County, Alabama.
• Andrews, Demetrice Georgia, Age 22
• Apodaca, Mickey Texas, Age 28
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.
• Aponte, Gloria Connecticut, Age 20
• Ards, Charisse Colorado, Age 20
• Auerbach, Barbara New York, Age 38
• Bailey, Jacqueline California, Age 29
• Banks, Brenda Washington DC, Age 35
• Baptiste, Myrta Florida, Age 26
• Bardsley, Lisa Arizona, Age 26
• Barnes, Junette Texas, Age Unknown
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)
• Bell, Deanna Illinois, Age 13
In September of 1992, 13-year-old Deanna Bell of Chicago died after an abortion she received at an Illinois abortion clinic, Family Planning Associates Medical Group.
Being six months pregnant at the time Deanna was schedule to have her three-day procedure top begin at 7:40 am on September 3rd. She was getting a common procedure known as a Dilation and Extraction of “D & E.”
On September 4, Bell went to the Elston Avenue clinic to have additional laminaria inserted by a nurse practitioner. However, the nurse practitioner was unable to remove the laminaria because the dilating devices were too tight, Bell’s cervix was immature, and Bell was unable to cooperate by lying still. Bell was sent to the Washington Boulevard facility, where abortionist, Stephen Lichtenberg was working that day, to have the procedure performed under general anesthesia.
In an approximately 20-minute procedure, Dr. Lichtenberg removed the laminaria that had been inserted the day before and inserted new ones. Certified registered nurse anesthetist Larry Hill administered the anesthesia for the procedure.
Bell was told to return to the Elston Avenue clinic at 6:30 a.m. the following day to complete the D&E procedure. When she arrived at the clinic the next day Bell was given anesthesia at 7:40 a.m. and Dr. Lichtenberg performed the procedure and CRNA Goode administered the anesthesia.
CRNA Goode decided to use a higher level of anesthesia than was used the day before because Bell appeared nervous and because the extraction procedure is more painful than the insertion and removal of laminaria.
During the procedure, CRNA Goode administered 200 mg of Brevital as an induction dose and subsequent maintenance doses totaling 200 mg over the course of the 11-minute procedure. CRNA Goode administered supplemental oxygen only by waving an oxygen mask near Bell’s face. A pulse oximeter attached to Bell’s finger registered that she had a blood oxygen saturation of 97% throughout the procedure, which is within the normal range. Bell breathed spontaneously throughout the procedure and her blood pressure was steady. At the conclusion of the procedure, Dr. Lichtenberg noted on an a health maintenance organization form that Bell’s abortion was uneventful, then he left the room to prepare for the next patient’s procedure.
Bell was disconnected from the monitoring equipment and CRNA Goode and a medical assistant, Elizabeth Sturm, placed Bell on a gurney to be transferred from the operating room to the recovery room. While Sturm was referred to as a medical assistant, she had never received any type of formal medical education. CRNA Goode placed his hand next to Bell’s mouth so he could feel her breath during the transfer. CRNA Goode testified that he saw Bell’s chest moving, and he felt and saw that Bell was breathing spontaneously and smoothly. After Bell was in the recovery room, Sturm put a pulse oximeter on Bell’s finger and a blood pressure cuff on Bell’s arm, then CRNA Goode went into another operating room.
Before obtaining a reading from either of Bell’s monitoring devices in the recovery room, Sturm began to write on Bell’s medical chart the vital signs Sturm expected to find, rather than Bell’s actual vital signs. This practice is called “precharting.” While Sturm was precharting, the pulse oximeter beeped, indicating that it was not getting a reading. Sturm removed the device from Bell’s finger and checked its operation by making sure the light inside the device was on. Sturm then placed the device on another of Bell’s fingers, but still did not receive a reading. Sturm looked at Bell’s appearance for evidence of a problem, but she noticed only that Bell was “a black girl.” When Sturm was still unable to get a reading on the pulse oximeter, she summoned the nurse, Dolly Barnett.
Barnett looked at Bell and saw that she was pale. She performed a jaw thrust to open Bell’s airway and saw that Bell was not breathing. Barnett listened and felt for a heartbeat and breathing, but neither was present. Barnett told Sturm to bring CRNA Goode, and Barnett began administering CPR. Sturm went into the second operating room and told CRNA Goode that he was needed in the recovery room immediately.
Upon entering the recovery room, CRNA Goode began assisting Barnett with cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CRNA Goode picked up the Ambu bag, a portable mechanical ventilator attached to a tube of pure oxygen, placed it over Bell’s nose and mouth, and squeezed the bag to force air into her lungs. The bag compressed smoothly, and CRNA Goode saw Bell’s chest rising, which indicated that the oxygen was going into her lungs. Barnett continued administering chest compressions, while CRNA Goode ventilated Bell with the Ambu bag.
At approximately 8 a.m., after finishing another patient’s procedure, Dr. Lichtenberg came into the recovery room. Dr. Lichtenberg took over the external chest compressions and continued them for the duration of the resuscitation effort. CRNA Goode attached electrocardiogram (EKG) cables to Bell and attached her to the EKG machine to monitor her cardiac activity. The EKG readout displayed a terminal pattern. At approximately 8:15 a.m., CRNA Goode intubated Bell with an endotracheal tube.
Two hours after the abortion began, lying in a recovery room of the abortion clinic, and after approximately an hour of resuscitative attempts, Bell was pronounced dead at 8:52 am. Doctors at the clinic said the death was the result of an amniotic fluid embolism, but a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court claims anesthetic problems were the cause of death.
David Myers, one of the lawyers who filed the suit on behalf of the dead girl’s mother, said the girl was given an anesthetic twice within 15 or 16 hours and might have suffered from what amounted to an overdose.
The complaint charged that the defendants: owner and abortion doctors Edward Allred and Stephen Lichtenberg — as well as nurse anesthetist Arthur Goode and three other clinic employees:
“departed from accepted medical practice by negligently permitting a non- M.D. personnel to perform laminaria insertion and removal on a 13-year-old patient with an immature cervix and a 20.5 week pregnancy, and improperly administer anesthesia.”
It also charged, “Failure to monitor her recovery, failure to resuscitate her and failure to transport her to a fully equipped hospital”
Experts for the family testified that defendants breached the standard of care by failing to inform Bell or plaintiff of the risk of death from general anesthesia.
Abortionist Marilyn Frederiksen testified for the defense that the consent form given to Bell conformed to the standard of care. She also opined that Bell’s transportation to and care within the recovery room conformed to the standard of care. She stated that the staffing of the recovery room was proper and that 911 should not have been called because the patient was never stabilized.
The family argued that that there was evidence of an “assembly line” approach to general anesthesia in abortion procedures at the abortion clinic. This evidence consisted of the number of such procedures scheduled for September 5, 1992, and a newspaper article from 1980 in which defendant Allred admitted to having an “assembly line” approach to these procedures.
The medical examiner listed the cause of death on Bell’s death certificate as “undetermined” and the manner of death as “expired after abortion.”
Information regarding this case was taking from case No. 1-98-2583, Appellate court of Illinois, First District, Fifth Division, 315 Ill. App. 3d 533; 733 N.E.2d 766; 2000 Ill, and the Chicago Tribune article, Mom sues abortion clinic after 13-year-old girl dies, 5-5-1994.
• Benton, Brenda Illinois, Age 35
• Bermeo, Rosario New York, Age 30
• Blaum, Janet New Orleans, Age 37
• Bleavins, Cassandra California, Age 20
• Boom, Linda Wisconsin, Age 35
• Boyd, Diane Missouri, Age 19
• Bradley, Mary Alabama, Age 41
• Brown, Dorothy Illinois, Age 37
• Bryant, Dorothy Texas, Age Unknown
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)
• Bryant, Chanelle California, Age 22
• Byrd, Belinda California, Age 37
• Caldwell, Janyth Alabama, Age 36
• Camp, Joan California, Age 22
• Cardamone, Marla Pennsylvania, Age 18
• Causey, Teresa Georgia, Age 17
• Caventou, Claudia California, Age 33
• Chacon, Patricia California, Age 16
• Chambers, Colleen California, Age 34
• Chen, Ying California, Age 30
• Chmiel, Sandra Illinois, Age 35
• Cliett, Gwendolyn Pennsylvania, Age 29
• Clodfelter, Margaret Virginia, Age Unknown
• Colson, Pamela Florida, Age 31
Pamela Colson, bled to death as she left a Pensacola abortion clinic, where she was a patient. The clinic botched her abortion so bad and then sent her on the way- to die on her car as she drove home. You have heard a lot about Pensacola and an abortionist murders, but the media says nothing about Colson’s abortion death ! Why? Because the media is Pro-abortion and they will go to large extents to hide the brutal truth of abortion from the public.
On June 26, 1994, Pamela, age 31, underwent a first-trimester abortion at Pensacola (FL) Women’s Medical Center. During the drive home, she started bleeding heavily and became unresponsive. Her friends stopped at a motel and called an ambulance, while two passers-by did CPR. At the hospital, an emergency hysterectomy, which was undertaken to save her life, was futile, and she died of massive blood loss caused by a perforated uterus. Ironically, this is the same clinic where abortion protester Michael Griffin shot and killed abortionist David Gunn one year before this woman’s fatal abortion. (“Port St. Joe woman dies after abortion at Pensacola clinic,” The Panama City News Herald, June 29, 1994; Florida, District 1, Autopsy Report No. MLA94-266) For more information about this death, see the following reports: St. Petersburg Times 6-30-94; Miami Herald 6-30-94, 7-30-94; USA Today 6-30-94; Pensacola News-Journal 6-29-94.
• Colton, Geneva Georgia, Age 21
• Colts, Chloe Marnell Michigan, Age 26
• Corey, Andrea New York, Age 31
• Cortez, Liliana California, Age 22
• Cote, Edith New York, Age 38
• Cottone, Sheryl Iowa, Age 23
• Coulter, Twila California, Age 21
• Crowe, Denise Maryland, Age 21
On February 3, 2006, 21 year Denise Crowe dropped her toddler off with a sitter and drove with a friend to a clinic to get an abortion. Crowe walked into abortionist Romeo Ferrer’s Gynecare Center abortion clinic in Severna Park, Maryland, for an $800.00 second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion in her 16th week of pregnancy under the mistaken impression that an abortion would solve her problems. Less than two hours after her abortion began, staff noticed that Crowe’s nailbeds turned blue. The clinic did not have the equipment to revive her, and the 21-year-old died on the way to Anne Arundel Medical Center. Crowe’s death was hidden from the public until April 7, 2010, when the Maryland Board of Physicians filed a petition against abortionist Ferrer for “failure to meet the standard of quality care” in his fatally negligent treatment of Ms. Crowe. According to records, Ferrer had given her a fatal overdose of Demerol, failed to monitor her vital signs, and took inadequate emergency steps to revive her.
Read Abortionist’s action here http://www.docboard.org/md_orders/D0925509.080.PDF
• Cunningham, Carol New Mexico, Age 21
• Damato, Betty Colorado, Age 26
• Dancy, Mary Ann North Carolina, Age 32
• Dardie, Angel Michigan, Age 22
• Davis, Sharon New Mexico, Age 17
• Davis, Margaret California, Age 33
• Davis, Kathy Ohio, Age 26
• Davis, Glenda Texas, Age 31
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)
• Davis, Barbaralee Illinois, Age 18
• DeChapell, Marina Florida, Age 34
• Dennard, Synthia Illinois, Age 24
• Desanges, Alerte New York, Age 36
• Dillon, Barbara New York, Age 22
• Dorsey, Laniece California, Age 17
• Dowdy, Tamika New York, Age 22
• Drummer, Gwendolyn California, Age 15
• Duarte, Anjelica Nevada, Age 21
21 year old women dead from legal abortion: Anjelica Duarte had an abortion by abortion doctor Larry Thompson at a Las Vegas abortion clinic on November 1, 1991. During the procedure, her uterus was perforated and she began to bleed heavily. The clinic’s staff kept her under observation, but did not initiate treatment or call for emergency care for several hours. Finally, paramedics were called and they rushed her to the hospital at 7:30 in the evening. Unfortunately, she had already bled to death and was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was 21 years old and left behind two daughters ages one and three.
• Dudley, Evelyn Illinois, Age 38
• Emry, Sherry Illinois, Age 26
• English, Georgianna Washington DC, Age 32
• Espinoza, Maureen Texas, Age 16
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)
• Estanislao, Gladyss Maryland, Age 28
• Fisher, Erna Kansas, Age 18
• Fix, Bonnie California, Age 38
• Floyd, Sharon Illinois, Age 18
• Fondren, Linda Illinois, Age 21
• Forte, Christella Michigan, Age 16
• Foster, Janet California, Age 18
• Fox, Glenna Jean New York, Age 17
• Garcia, Josefina California, Age 37
• Garcia, Jammie Texas, Age 15
• Gardner, Gina Florida, Age 17
• Gibson, Marie South Carolina, Age 34
• Gilbert, Kathleen Illinois, Age 29
• Goesswein, Christina New York, Age 19
• Golden, Gaylene Oklahoma, Age 21
On September 30, 1985, 21-year-old Gaylene Golden, saw Dr. Joe Bills Reynolds at his office in Oklahoma City for an abortion. She died later that day from an air and amniotic fluid embolism that entered her blood stream when her cervix was lacerated during the procedure. She left behind one son. (“Doctor’s Trial Nears In Liposuction Death,” The Daily Oklahoman, April 22, 1991; District Court of Oklahoma (OK) County, Case # CJ 87-2991; “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)
• Gomez, Maria California, Age 29
• Goncalves, Rita Rhode Island, Age 25
• Goode, Edrica California, Age 21
• Graham, Shary Texas, Age 34
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)
• Grant, Doris California, Age 32
• Gray, Debra Maryland, Age 34
• Greene, Norma North Carolina, Age 34
• Gumm, Janice Illinois, Age 17
• Gutierrez, Carolina Florida, Age 21
Carolina Gutierrez, bought the lie that abortion is a safe, legal procedure. It took her six weeks to die from an infection so bad after her abortion that she developed gangrene.
On December 19, 1995, Carolina Gutierrez, a young Hispanic immigrant woman and mother of two, went to the Maber Medical Center abortion clinic in Miami, Florida to undergo a “Safe/Legal” abortion. At the clinic, she was given a business card printed in Spanish — and a sheet in English warning about possible complications of the abortion, including infection. Neither Gutierrez nor her husband reads English. When Carolina returned home that afternoon, she was staggering and complaining of pain in her belly and chest. Fever set in. She called the clinic and someone hung up. During the next two days, Gutierrez called the clinic at least twice more and left messages on an answering machine but no one called back. By December 21, Carolina was barely able to breathe and the family dialed 911. At Jackson Memorial Hospital, doctors said Gutierrez was suffering from blood infection so severe that she was in septic shock with an infection that led to gangrene in her feet and fingers. Lawyers for the family said doctors told them that her uterus was perforated at least twice. Within days, doctors decided the threat of spreading gangrene was greater than the risk of surgery and they made the difficult decision to amputate both of Carolina’s legs just below the knees to contain the infection. Despite all of this, on February 5,1996, the 21-year-old woman died, according to an autopsy, of an infection “subsequent to termination of pregnancy.” When her death became public, the Maber Medical Center abortion clinic shut its doors. Operators Roque Garcia and Maria Luisa Garcia dropped out of public sight. Lawyers for the family say that their law firm received numerous calls from women who have developed complications following abortions performed at Maber or by its staff physician, Dr. Luis Marti. Their complaints mirror what happened to Gutierrez. The principal difference is that they survived, and she didn’t. (The photo attached was taken by a pro-lifer who attended Carolina’s funeral, with permission from the family). Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from Legal abortion.
• Hall, Angela Alabama, Age Unknown
• Hallner, Jennifer Maryland, Age 27
• Hamptlon, Sharon California, Age 27
• Hardaway, Arnetta Georgia, Age 18
• Harris, Wilma Washington DC, Age 17
• Harris, Gracealynn Delaware, Age 19
• Head, L’Echelle Renee Ohio, Age 21
• Hebert, Sheila Louisiana, Age 27
• Heim, Melissa Lynn Illinois, Age 19
• Heim, Donna California, Age 20
• Herron, Moris Helen California, Age 26
• Herron, Lou Anne Arizona, Age 33
• Hess, Rhonda Louisiana, Age 20
• Hines, Betty California, Age 21
• Hollis, Shirley Alabama, Age 30
• Holmes, Denise California, Age 24
• Hoppert, Barbara California, Age 16
• Ives, Mary Connecticut, Age 28
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)
• Jabbie, Karretu Washington DC, Age 24
• Jackson, Louchrisser Texas, Age 23
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)
Nakia “Kia” Jorden
On December 10, 1998, Nakia “Kia” Jorden, died of anesthesia complications during an abortion at the Albany Medical Surgical Center at 5086 North Elston Avenue in Chicago.
She left as her survivors her parents, Pamela and Bennard Jorden, and sisters, twins Jalisha and Shalisha. They filed suit against Albany, Family Planning Associates Medical Group, abortionist Steve Lichtenberg, and nurse anesthetist Lawrence Hill.
• Johnson, Regina Michigan, Age 32
• Kalat, Elise Massachusetts, Age 22
• King, Patricia Oklahoma, Age 24
• Lafontant, Giselene New York, Age 25
• Lathan, Minnie Ohio, Age 41
• Leho, Maria Illinois, Age Unknown
Maria Leho was less than 13 weeks pregnant when she sought a termination of pregnancy at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Chicago, Ill. A lawsuit filed after her death lists the abortionist as John Weitzner, MD. She was administered anesthesia from CRNA Lawrence Hill. She never regained conscienceless after the abortion and was eventually transferred to Rush Presbyterian St Lukes’s Hospital. The suit alleges that the abortion clinic failed to monitor Maria’s condition after she was moved to a recovery room. As a result, Maria died June 11, 1999.
• Lerner, Barbara Florida, Age 30
• Levy, Susan California, Age 30
• Lewis, Cora California, Age 23
• Lint, Sara California, Age 22
• Lira, Maria California, Age 19
• Logan, Susanne Maryland, Age 34
On September 9, 1989, Susanne Renee Logan was three months pregnant when she went to Hillview Women’s Medical Surgical Center for an abortion. She was given Brevital, an anesthetic meant to lull her to sleep during the procedure. Minutes after the drug entered Logan’s system, her throat tightened, restricting her breathing and cutting off oxygen to her brain, rescue records show. Eight minutes later, paramedics at the District Heights Volunteer Fire Department received a high priority call: A woman was unconscious; she had no pulse. Logan was left completely paralyzed, her brain so damaged she will never speak again, Logan later DIED on December 1, 1992 just three weeks after she won a multimillion-dollar settlement in her case. The Abortionist’s name was Gideon M. Kioko. In 1991, CBS News 60 Minutes interviewed the head of the National Abortion Federation, Barbara Radford, shortly after Logan’s abortion, because they found that many pro-choice leaders knew about problems at Hillview, but didn’t want them publicized. Radford’s response was typical, “Well, I think your first reaction from us was ‘This is the last thing we need.’ We had hoped that it wouldn’t get national publicity because of the political nature of all of this,” Radford stated.
• Lopez, Diana California, Age 25
• Lovelace, Linda Tennessee, Age 21
• Lozinski, Debra New Jersey, Age 17
• Mack, Dawn New York, Age 21
• Madden, Michelle Alabama, Age 18
• Margrave, Sharon L. California, Age 25
• Mayo, Sherika Georgia, Age 23
On March 21, 2008, 23 year old Sherika Mayo, went to Summit Medical Associates in Atlanta, Georgia for the elective abortion of her 25 week unborn child. After the abortion, while in the recovery room, the woman went into cardiac arrest and was transferred to Atlanta Medical Center where she underwent a hysterectomy and bowel repair. Medical records indicate that vigorous blood product replacement was undertaken, but the women coded in the I.C.U. where she died. The Georgia State Medical Board reviewed the case and determined that the abortionist, Tyrone Malloy, “failed to conform to minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice.” His license was reprimanded and while he was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine, he was allowed to continue practicing and performing abortions.
• Mazo, Gail New York, Age 27
• McCoy, Sophie New York, Age 17
• McDowell, Rita Washington DC, Age 16
• McFadden, Myria Washington DC, Age 28
• McKenna, Evangeline California, Age 38
• McKnight, Kathy North Carolina, Age 36
• McLeod, Kendra North Carolina, Age 22
• McNair, Lynn New York, Age 24
• Mendoza, Dawn New York, Age 28
• Mesteth, Yvonne South Dakota, Age 18
Yvonne Mesteth was 18-years old when she went to the office of Dr. Benjamin Munson for a second trimester abortion. Dr. Munson performed the abortion there at his office in Rapid City, South Dakota. She got an infection from the abortion, which led to a blood clotting defect, renal failure and adult respiratory distress syndrome. She died on July 27, 1985, less than three days after getting the elective procedure. (South Dakota Death Certificate No. 140 85-003853)
• Meyers, Natalie California, Age 16
• Milton, Sandra Ohio, Age 28
• Mohar, Mitsue California, Age 31
• Mongar, Karnamaya Pennsylvania, Age 41
41 year-old Karnamaya Mongar was a refugee who had recently come to the United States from a resettlement camp in Nepal, when she arrived at the Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic. The West Philadelphia clinic, referred to as a “house of horrors”, was owned by abortionist Kermit Gosnell. According to a report for the grand jury filed by the state’s district attorney, office workers had Mrs. Mongar sign various forms which she could not read, and then began doping her up. She received repeated unmonitored, unrecorded intravenous injections of Demerol. After several hours, Mrs. Mongar stopped breathing. When employees finally noticed, Gosnell was called in and briefly attempted to give CPR. He couldn’t use the defibrillator (it was broken); nor did he administer emergency medications that might have restarted her heart. After further crucial delay, paramedics arrived, but Mrs. Mongar was probably brain dead before they were even called. In the meantime, the clinic staff hooked up machinery and rearranged her body to make it look like they had been in the midst of a routine, abortion procedure. Even then, there might have been some slim hope of reviving Mrs. Mongar. The paramedics were able to generate a weak pulse. But, because of the cluttered hallways and the padlocked emergency door, it took them over twenty minutes just to find a way to get her out of the building. Doctors at the hospital managed to keep her heart beating, but they never knew what they were trying to treat, because Gosnell and his staff lied about how much anesthesia they had given, and who had given it. By that point, there was no way to restore any neurological activity. As a result of the cardiac arrest, she had stopped breathing and suffered acute anoxic encephalopathy – brain damage due to a lack of oxygen. Mrs. Mongar remained on life support until family members could make the trip from Virginia to say good-bye. She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. on November 20, 2009. The medical examiner concluded that the acute anoxic encephalopathy resulted from the cardiac arrest, which itself had been caused “because somebody gave her a Demerol overdose.” Gosnell was later arrested and charged with homicide in her death as well as the deaths of 7 babies he allegedly killed with scissors after they were born. Clinic worker, Sherry West, 52, has pleaded guilty to the charge, for her role in administering at least some of the fatal dose of Demerol.
• Montero, Ruth Florida, Age 23
• Montoya, Denise Texas, Age 15
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)
• Moore, Sylvia Illinois, Age 18
• Mora, Christine California, Age 18
• Morales, Maura Florida, Age 24
• Moran, Shelby Illinois, Age 39
• Morbelli, Jennifer Maryland, Age 29
Jennifer Morbelli, 29, a kindergarten teacher from White Plains, New York had been expecting a daughter, Madison Leigh. Jennifer learned her daughter suffered from fetal anomalies, and according to reports, she traveled to Leroy Carhart’s late-term Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland. Sidewalk counselors at the clinic believe that Carhart began the fatal abortion process on Sunday, February 3. Jennifer was approx 33 weeks pregnant at the time. Witnesses in front of the abortion clinic, say they saw Jennifer return to the clinic over the next few days, but on Wednesday, they say she remained there for approx. 9 hours. Later that day, Carhart left the clinic, presumably to commit abortions in another state. At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, Jennifer presented at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Family members told hospital personnel they had tried to reach Carhart several times, but he did not return their calls. Pro-lifer Jill Stanek reports that at approximately 9:00 a.m. Jennifer coded. She coded a total of six times before she was pronounced dead at about 10:00 a.m. It was during this time Carhart called the hospital but never showed up. Jennifer and her daughter were buried Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Carhart was also involved in the death of 19 year old Christin A. Gilbert. Please visit http://www.SafeandLegal.com for a list of women killed from legal abortion.
• Morse, Kelly Pennsylvania, Age 32
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.)
• Morse, Kathryn California, Age 20
• Morton, Loretta Oregon, Age 16
• Murphy, Kathy California, Age Unknown
• Muzorewa, Dorothy Illinois, Age 25
• Negron, Guadalupe New York, Age 33
On July 9, 1993, Guadalupe, age 33, underwent a second-trimester abortion at Metro Women’s Center in Queens, New York. During the procedure, abortionist Dr. David Benjamin, a/k/a Elias Bonrouhi, lacerated her cervix and punctured her uterus, causing severe bleeding. Guadalupe was moved into recovery, but her condition was not monitored for over an hour. Although these injuries occurred during an abortion that began at 10:00 AM, an ambulance was not called until 1:40 PM. Upon their arrival at the clinic, paramedics found a breathing tube inserted into Guadalupe’s stomach instead of her trachea, causing stomach fluids to travel up the tube, into the mask, and down into her lungs. One paramedic said he found Guadalupe naked and bloody, and a nurse was screaming and trying to revive her in a small, unventilated room with an inadequate oxygen tank and no necessary equipment such as a blood pressure cuff. She died later that day from massive blood loss. Guadalupe was a native of Honduras and had immigrated to the United States. She had been selling ice from a cart to raise the funds to bring her children to the U.S. At the time of Guadalupe’s abortion, Dr. Benjamin’s medical license had been revoked by the state medical board, but he was able to continue seeing patients while he appealed the ruling. Dr. Benjamin was successfully convicted by the state for second-degree murder in this case. His sentence was for 25 years to life.
The New York Times reported the story this way: As her life drained from her, Guadalupe Negron sat bleeding on an operating table, drowning in her own vomit as a doctor fumbled in a failed attempt to get oxygen into her lungs, a paramedic testified in the doctor’s murder trialy. The abortion doctor, David Benjamin, is accused of botching an abortion on Mrs. Negron — the fetus was 19 to 20 weeks old — so badly that he caused her death. At his trial yesterday, the witness, Freddie Neboa, a paramedic for 13 years, told of arriving at the Metro Women’s Center in Corona, Queens, on July 9, 1993, and finding the bizarre scene after being told that the woman was suffering a heart attack. In riveting testimony in State Supreme Court in Jamaica, Queens, Mr. Neboa said that the doctor had inserted a breathing tube into Mrs. Negron’s esophagus instead of her trachea. He also testified that the doctor’s wife, Jacqueline Bonrouhi, was pumping Mrs. Negron’s stomach instead of her sternum in an effort to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “While the female was performing C.P.R. on her stomach, fluids and food were coming into her face mask and back into her,” Mr. Neboa told the jury.
“There was no indication she was alive,” he continued. “She was dead. When we arrived on the scene we advised the female to stop pushing her stomach. We checked her pulse and there was none. Her nail beds were blue. Her lips were blue and her pupils were fully dilated.” Testifying before Judge Robert J. Hanophy, Mr. Neboa said that the woman had been in cardiac arrest more than 10 minutes. Realizing the severity of the problem, he and his partner, Miguel Acevedo, called for backup 10 minutes after arriving. “When we first entered, there was a lot of blood on everything, on the table, on her genital area, on the floor and instrument,” he said. The doctor told the paramedics the woman’s profuse bleeding was the result of some cervical bleeding after a successful operation. He added that Dr. Benjamin had not mentioned the life-threatening laceration to Mrs. Negron’s uterus and vagina. “If he had told us about the bleeding, we would have done what we call scoop and run,” he said, “meaning we would have taken her directly to the hospital. And we would have used mast pants, which pushes and squeezes blood to the heart brain or lungs. “I trusted this man that he would not lie to me,” he continued. The prosecution contends that Dr. Benjamin tried to hide the fact that he had botched the abortion because he was already in danger of losing his medical license. After Mrs. Negron was pronounced dead at the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Mr. Neboa said he tried to call Dr. Benjamin. “I got hold of a female,” he said, “but she hung up after someone in the background told her to hang up.( NY Times)
• Neil, Kimberly California, Age Unknown
• Newman, Germaine New Jersey, Age 14
On June 14, 1984, Germaine had a second-trimester abortion performed by Dr. E. Wyman Garrett in Newark, New Jersey. Four days later, she began throwing up and having abdominal pain and a high fever. The next morning, Germaine’s mother found the 14-year-old dead on the bathroom floor. An autopsy estimated the fetus to be 22 weeks and found that Germaine’s abdomen was full of pus and adhesions. The cause of death was from an abdominal infection and perforation of the uterus from the abortion procedure. When the New Jersey medical board investigated Dr. Wyman, they noted that he had altered Germaine’s medical records. (New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, disciplinary proceedings from April 10, 1986 to May 20, 1988; New Jersey Certificate of Death #35737)
• Niebel, Sara Georgia, Age 15
• Nunez, Alexandra New York, Age 37
• Ortega, Maria New York, Age 23
• Ortenzio, Joyce California, Age 32
• Ortiz, Venus New York, Age 29
• Padfield, Linda South Dakota, Age 28
Twenty-eight-year-old Linda Padfield was hospitalized after Dr. Benjamin Munson performed a second-trimester abortion on her in June 1973. Munson had left a fetus of nearly five months gestation, missing a leg, an arm, part of the skull, and part of the torso, in Linda’s uterus. She died from the massive infection that was created by the retained fetal parts. Munson faced trial for manslaughter in the case, during which the South Dakota Attorney General is quoted as saying, “You take a three-inch leg off something, you have to know that there’s more in there than just the leg.” The defense argued that the state could not prove that Munson intended to harm Linda by leaving so much of the fetus inside her. The expert witness for the prosecution said that infection would result in every case when so much tissue is left behind, and the defense argued that infection is an accepted risk of abortion. Dr. Munson was acquitted in this case. Ironically, he was tried for manslaughter in 1985 following the abortion death of 18-year-old Yvonne Mesteth, (see her entry for more information) and again, he was acquitted. (American Medical News, August 29, 1977, December 12, 1977 and January 23, 1978; “S. Dakota doctor acquitted in abortion death,” Minneapolis Tribune October 21, 1977, p. 1B, 6B; South Dakota Death Certificate No. 140 85-003853) (Blackmun Wall)
• Page, Mary Ann Ohio, Age 36
• Paredez, Mary California, Age 26
• Patterson, Holly California, Age 18
18 year-old Holly Patterson, died on Sept. 17, 2003, of septic shock caused by inflammation of the uterus. Holly Patterson had visited #PlannedParenthood Sept. 10, and on Sept 13, had begun taking #RU486 abortion drugs prescribed to end her pregnancy.
The next day, she was crying and she told her dad she was having cramps. Over the next few days, Holly was bleeding severely, in acute pain and unable to walk. By the following weekend, she was rushed her to Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton, given painkillers and released.
Holly went back into the hospital in the middle of the night and she died at 2 p.m. The doctor told her family that she hadn’t aborted all of the fetus, and she had a massive systemic infection and went into septic shock.
• Payne, Shirley Florida, Age 33
• Pena, Mary California, Age 43
• Perguson, DaNette Arizona, Age 19
• Peterson, Erika California, Age 28
• Pierce, Catherine Georgia, Age 27
• Poole, Katrina Florida, Age 16
• Poteat, Yvette South Carolina, Age 26
Yvette, age 26, underwent an abortion performed by Dr. Marion Dorn, Jr. at Ladies Clinic in Charleston, South Carolina on July 16, 1985. Afterwards, the doctor failed to examine the tissue, and did not notify Yvette that the lab report showed no fetal or placental matter. On July 27th, she suddenly experienced sharp lower abdominal pains and was taken to a hospital by her fiancee. She informed the doctors of her prior abortion, but was misdiagnosed as having pelvic inflammatory disease, given medication, discharged, and advised to seek follow-up in two days. Throughout July 28, she suffered continued pain, and was advised by the hospital not to return, but to give the medication a chance to work. Early in the morning of July 29, 1985, she collapsed at home and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She suffered cardiac arrest due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and was pronounced dead at 6:15 AM. (Charleston County (SC) Court of Common Pleas Case Nos. 86-CP-10-3283 and 86-CP-10-3284) (Blackmun Wall)
• Preston, Vanessa Texas, Age 22
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.)
• Ravenell, Dawndalea New York, Age 13
• Reaves, Tonya Illinois, Age 24
>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 for her wrongful death.
• Reynolds, Angela New Jersey, Age 23
• Reynolds, Jacqueline Georgia, Age 22
• Richardson, Erica Maryland, Age 16
• Riley, Barbara New York, Age 23
• Rodriguez, Carmen New York, Age 31
• Rodriguez, Luz Maria New York, Age 40
• Rodriguez, Magdalena California, Age 23
• Rodriguez, Maria E. Illinois, Age Unknown
On March 25, 2000 Maria E Rodriguez obtained a so-called “Safe/Legal” abortion at the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in Chicago, Ill. She was approximately 18 weeks pregnant and the abortion was performed by Edward Steve Lichtenberg. According to a lawsuit filed by the family, Lichtenberg perforated Maria’s uterus, a common abortion complication. While in the recovery room of the abortion clinic, Maria began to hemorrhage, and the abortionist recorded finding a “moderate flow” of vaginal bleeding. According to the suit, while Maria was deteriorating, neither abortionist nor clinic staff made attempts to determine the cause of the bleeding, replace lost oxygen, or transfer Maria to a hospital. It would be a critical 1.5 hours after the hemorrhage began before the clinic would transfer Maria to a hospital. Despite efforts from the Hospital to save her life she died later that evening.
• Rogers, Julia Illinois, Age 20
• Rollinson, Rhonda Pennsylvania, Age 32
• Roseberry, Allegra Georgia, Age 41
• Ross, Antonesha Illinois, age 18
On May 2, 2009 Antonesha Ross made a down payment to Women’s Aid Clinic in Lincolnwood, Illinois for an abortion, she was told she was 13 weeks pregnant. She returned to the clinic on May 8th where abortionist
Dr. Josephine Kamper performed the abortion on her. CRNA Lawrence Hill who monitored her discovered her blood oxygen levels were abnormal. When she began to cough up blood from her mouth and nose, the abortion clinic employee gave Antonesha a bag to breathe Instead of providing CPR. Antonesha suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest and died following her abortion. In a wrongful death lawsuitfiled by the woman’s family, the abortion clinic along with CRNA Lawrence Hill offered a total $555,508.00 in damages to the family for their negligence.
In 2011, state inspectors visited the abortion clinic and discovered such violations as dusty equipment, lack of a supervising registered nurse, and “frozen TV dinners stored in a biohazard lab refrigerator that also held placental or fetal tissue,” the state issued an order on October 21, 2011 indefinitely suspending the license of Women’s Aid to operate as a pregnancy termination specialty center (PTSC), and prohibiting the facility from performing surgical abortions. In 2012 the clinic was forced to surrender their medical license.
According to the website AbortionDocs, this dangerous abortion clinic is now Open for abortions via phone call confirmation 03/06/2012 Clinic closed as of 09/20/2012; opened new medical facility in another location. The Illinois Department of Professional Regulations disciplined a Josephine Kamper, Chicago – for , “physician and surgeon license (036-057416) placed on probation for two years due to her failure to evaluate one of her patients prior to anesthesia and failure to participate in thorough discussion of an agreement with the anesthesia plan with CRNA.”
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune:
Ross was about 12 weeks pregnant and had been suffering from an upper respiratory infection for two weeks when she made her first visit to the clinic on May 2, 2009, accompanied by her mother, according to inspection records from the Illinois Department of Public Health. During that visit, a doctor found that tissue behind her nose was “bulging” and the back of her throat was severely enlarged, the records state.
When she was told she couldn’t safely have general anesthesia, she asked about local anesthesia. But the doctor told her she couldn’t “safely have the procedure” until the infection had been treated with antibiotics and evaluated by a family doctor or internist, state records say.
When Ross returned to the clinic for her abortion on May 8, clinic employees failed to document whether she had been treated for the infection, state records say.
Ross’ surgery began at 12:55 p.m. and was done by 1 p.m., according to records from a malpractice lawsuit. Afterward, she had trouble breathing and coughed up fluid and blood.
Clinic employees called an ambulance about 40 minutes after the surgery. But they failed to give Ross CPR, according to state records, instead offering her a bag to breathe into.
Paramedics treated Ross at the clinic before transporting her by ambulance to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 3:05 p.m., according to 911 and medical examiner records.
• Rowe, Sharonda Washington DC, Age 17
• Ruckman, Stayce Missouri, Age 23
• Ruggiero, Rhonda Ohio, Age 29
• Russ, LaSandra California, Age 20
• Russell, Tamiia Michigan, Age 15
15 year old killed by legal abortion
In 2004, 15 year-old Tamiia Russell sought a “Safe/legal” abortion six months after becoming pregnant by her 24-year-old boyfriend. Russell ended up at the WomanCare abortion clinic in Michigan, and her adult boyfriend paid $2,000 to have the late-term abortion performed. The procedure, which was performed by abortion doctor, Alberto Hodari, took 2 days to complete. On her return home, Tamiia experienced severe bleeding. WomanCare told her family such bleeding was “normal” and not to take her to the hospital. But the family ignored the advice of the clinic and called paramedics anyway, only it was too late. Tamiia died on her way to the Hospital on January 8, 2004. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office deemed her cause of death “Uterine infarction with sepsis, due to status post second trimester abortion.” Investigations into the WomanCare abortion clinic and abortionist revealed that they had numerous suits filed against them, and in March of 2011 Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit seeking closure of the clinic.
• Saenz, Stella California, Age 42
• Sanchez, Angela California, Age 28
Alicia Ruiz Hanna, 33, had limited medical training but posed as a physician and performed abortions at her Santa Ana clinic. She was convicted of second-degree murder and performing illegal abortions after a patient suffered a seizure on the examination table and died in January, 1993. Angela Sanchez, had gone to Hanna’s clinic for an abortion. As two of Sanchez’s four children sat in the waiting room, she died after reacting violently to an unknown drug injected by Hanna in preparation for the procedure. Hanna told the children that their mother had left without them, according to testimony. The children waited around most of the day, hoping for their mother’s return, until a relative picked them up and began a citywide search for their mother. When they returned to the clinic in hope of finding Sanchez, they found Hanna trying to stuff Sanchez’s body into a car trunk, according to testimony. Deputy Dist. Atty. Rick King said Hanna had made plans to dump the corpse in Tijuana. Abortion clinic receptionist Irasema Mendoza testified.”I told her to call the paramedics. I took the phone to call the paramedics but Alicia grabbed it away from me and hung up. She told me not to call them because I was going to get her into problems. ”
Operation Rescue reported that, An inspection of the Associates in OB/GYN Care abortion clinic in Baltimore conducted by the Maryland Department of Health on February 20, 2013, indicated that 38-year old Maria Santiago was 12.5 weeks pregnant at the time of the abortion. Abortionist Iris E. Dominy told the inspector that Santiago slept throughout her abortion. According to the deficiency report issued after the inspection, Dominy completed the abortion on the sleeping woman then left the room. An unqualified worker was left alone with the patient. That worker occupied herself with filling out paperwork while the patient remained on the abortion table. Sometime later, she called for a second worker to help her dress the patient and move the unconscious woman to the recovery area. The second worker noticed that Santiago was pale and not breathing. Dominy was notified and returned to the procedure room where she sat the unconscious Santiago up and began a “sternum rub.” No one at the clinic, including Dominy, had current CPR certification. A crash cart in the hallway was not used and the defibrillator was broken.
The inspector noted that Santiago’s death certificate showed she died from Severe Pulminary Edema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and Hypoxia Brain Injury. No one knows how long Santiago went without breathing. It was found that staff failed to provide proper post-anesthesia care and observation.
• Satterfield, Angela Oklahoma, Age 23
• Schaner, Carole New York, Age 37
• Schwier, Pearl New York, Age 42
• Scott, Angela Georgia, Age 19
• Shaw, Semika Pennsylvania, Age 22
• Shevin, Oriane California, Age 34
In 2007, abortionist Christopher Dotson Jr. and a second physician, Josepha Seletz, of Eve Surgical Center abortion clinic, agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the death of a mother of two, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The family alleged that the woman, 34 year old Oriane Shevin, was improperly given Mifepristone — which is used for early pregnancy termination — and did not receive proper follow-up care. The mother of two young children was taken by ambulance to Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center, where she died of sepsis, a blood infection in 2005. In 2010, the California Medical Board put Dotson in charge of monitoring a troubled abortionist who, while under supervision, allegedly mishandled an abortion leading to that patient’s death.
• Simmons, Jan California, Age 16
• Small, Gloria Florida, Age 34
The abortionist who killed Gloria Small had quite a history with the medical and prison community:
Abortion Doctor Ronald Tauber had his Florida medical license suspended following the abortion related death of Gloria Small. In 1985 after moving to Michigan, Tauber’s license to practice osteopathic medicine in that state was revoked following his conviction of First Degree criminal sexual assault, and second degree criminal sexual conduct. Details of the case revealed that abortionist Tauber was convicted after the state proved he had forcibly transported a six year old girl in his car against her will. Tauber admitted exposing himself to the girl and placing her hand on his penis. He also lifted the child’s undergarment to expose her vulva. Tauber released the girl when she began to cry. Tauber was also cited for masturbating in his car outside a high school where young girls were exiting.. Tauber was released from prison on January 3, 1990 and his parole ended on August 15, 1991. Tauber was later licensed to practice by the state of New York in August of 1992. Forget the fact that, based on the Michigan conviction, California revoked [Ronald Tauber]’s license to practice medicine. The New York State Department of Health believes that Tauber is fit to practice medicine.
According to Newsday, during Tauber’s 1982 Michigan trial his psychiatrist testified that Tauber had confessed to exposing himself to more than 700 girls and women.Tauber himself reportedly testified that his psychiatrist had misunderstood him – Tauber had only told the psychiatrist that he fantasized about exposing himself on at least 700 different occasions. (SOURCE: Michigan Medical Board case #82-202 and California Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners case # 90-6 and OAH # N-37351. People vs. Ronald Tauber (Michigan Case # 80-46749-FY)
• Smith, Deloris Georgia, Age 15
• Smith, Diane Illinois, Age 23
• Smith, Laura Hope Massachusetts, Age 22
Abortion patient, Laura Smith died as a result of her abortion at the Women’s Health Center, in Hyannis, MA. where abortionist Rapin Osathanondh did the botched procedure. During the abortion, Laura’s heart, pulse and blood pressure were not monitored, and there was no oxygen source in the room. The media could report how abortionist Osathanondh, and an office worker who had no training in resuscitative measures, and were only ones with Laura after the abortion. They could report how after the abortion, Osathanondh called Smith’s name to wake her, and when he received no response, he failed to timely initiate a call to 911, according to Laura’s mom, Eileen. Smith was pronounced dead by the time she arrived at Cape Cod Hospital. Eileen reported that Osathanondh lied repeatedly to its staff about the incident, telling them he gave Smith oxygen when he didn’t, monitored her pulse when he didn’t, claimed he and his assistant were certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support when they weren’t, and said he hadn’t left the room from the time he began CPR until the ambulance arrived.
• Smith, Margaret New York, Age 25
• Smith, Teresa Mississippi, Age 31
• Sorrels, Laura California, Age 30
• Soto, Maria California, Age 32
• Strong, Kathryn California, Age 26
• Suddeth, Jennifer California, Age 17
• Suematsu, Tami California, Age 19
• Tanner, Yvonne California, Age 22
• Tennyson, Mary Georgia, Age 20
• Thames, Michelle California, Age 18
• Thao, Lar Vang Pennsylvania, Age 25
Lar Vang Thao was a 25 year old married Asian woman when she died on October 7, 2005 after an elective abortion at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota.
• Thomas, Ingrid Michigan, Age 28
• Thomas, Magnolia Illinois, Age 35
• Torres, Manuela California, Age 36
• Tran, Hoa Thuy “Vivian” California, Age 22
In 2005, the husband of woman who died after receiving the abortion pill at a California Planned Parenthood filed suit against the abortion giant, accusing them of not warning her of the drug’s risks. Hoa Thuy “Vivian” Tran died Dec. 29, 2003 — six days after beginning the drugs’ cycle. She was 22. An autopsy revealed evidence of sepsis, an illness caused by infection in the bloodstream, according to the reports. Planned Parenthood’s response? Spokeswoman Kimberlee Ward said, “Planned Parenthood has absolute confidence on this method of abortion.”
• Tsuji, Elizabeth California, Age 21
• Tubbs, Cheryl California, Age 29
• Tyke, Maureen Florida, Age 21
• Vangates, Cycloria Florida, Age Unknown
• Veal, Latachie Texas, Age 17
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)
• Vise, Brenda C. Tennessee, Age 38
38 year-old Brenda Vise died on September 12, 2001, after having an abortion at the Volunteer Women’s Clinic in Knoxville Tennessee. A lawsuit filed by her estate claims the abortion clinic did not discern that Ms. Vise was having a tubal pregnancy. It was estimated that Ms. Vise was approximately six weeks pregnant. Clinic personnel prescribed Mifeprex, also known as RU-486, commonly referred to as the “abortion pill.” After receiving the initial dose of Mifeprex at the clinic, Ms. Vise returned home and began experiencing problems.Multiple calls were placed to the clinic as her condition worsened, and in every instance Ms. Vise was advised that her symptoms were normal and routine. The clinic never suggested that Ms. Vise return to the clinic so she could be examined by a medical doctor to verify the complications were not serious. Ms Vise was finally taken to a Chattanooga hospital but it was too late to save her. Brenda Vise’s death was a tragedy. Please visit http://www.safeandlegal.com to see the names of women who died from legal abortion. And SHARE !
• Vosseler, Cheryl California, Age 17
• Vroman, Gail Indiana, Age 20
• Wainwright, Pamela Georgia, Age 37
• Wallace, Lynette California, Age 22
• Walton, Debra Alabama, Age 35
• Ward, Nancy Missouri, Age Unknown
• Watley, Sheila Texas, Age 31
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)
• Watson, Diane Illinois, Age 27
• Weber, Ingar Louisiana, Age Unknown
• Wells, Robin Ohio, Age 27
On July 25, 1981, Robin had an abortion under general anesthesia at the Akron Center for Reproductive Health. After the procedure, Robin suffered a cardiac arrest while in the recovery room, and went into a coma. On August 2, she died from complications of the anesthesia overdose, which she was given during the abortion. She was 27 years old and the mother of three small children. (Ohio Certificate of Death, File # 061414; Summit County (OH) Court of Common Pleas, Case # CV 82 4 1036)
• Wesson, Tatanisha California, Age 24
Abortion doctor Edward C. Allred had troubling attitudes toward African Americans. Allred once publicly stated, “When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop…” In 1995, the abortion clinic Allred ran would be 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. 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 then 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.
• Williams, Chivon Michigan, Age 17
Chivon Williams died in 1996 after receiving a first trimester abortion from Michigan abortionist Alberto Hodari. According to reports, an hour and forty minutes after Hodari began the abortion on Williams, she was discharged even though she was complaining of pain in her stomach and chest. Soon after she arrived at her home, she “became unresponsive.” At 5:17, on the same day as the abortion, she was pronounced dead. Go to http://www.safeandlegal.com to see a list of the names of women killed by so-called “Safe/Legal” abortion.
• Williams, Ellen Florida, Age 38
• Williams, Nichole Missouri, Age 22
22 Year old dies from Planned Parenthood run abortion clinic:
22 year-old Nichole Williams went to Reproductive Health Services in St. Louis for a first-trimester #abortion on April 25, 1997. She would not return home. Reproductive Health is run by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, and the abortion was performed by Dr. Robert Crist, who is their medical director. According to local media reports, Williams had been given Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, and Vasopressin, for the five-minute procedure. Seconds before Crist finished, the abortionist saw that something was wrong with Williams’ breathing. Crist completed the abortion and ordered the staff at his abortion clinic to call 911. Oxygen was administered, and the medical staff began resuscitation efforts as Williams’ vital signs continued to fail. Fifteen minutes later, an ambulance crew found Williams in full cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Tamara Morris, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood said that Crist regularly travels to St. Louis to perform abortions and has performed more than 100,000 abortions nationwide, at that time. The Planned Parenthood spokesperson told the media that Williams is his third patient to die during or after an abortion-related procedure. At the time of William’s death, Crist also had six lawsuits filed against him over medical procedures. The Planned Parenthood spokesperson praised the abortionist telling the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that, “Dr. Crist has a wonderful reputation. He is a very respected physician. There’s always a risk in any kind of surgery.”
Read more about this doctor’s egregious record here http://abortiondocs.org/clinic/abortionist/151/
• Williams, Sandra Pennsylvania, Age 30
• Williams, Shirley Georgia, Age 30
• Williamson, Tanya New York, Age 28
• Wingo, Carole Michigan, Age 22
• Wolfe, Virginia Texas, Age 33
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)
• Wolfe, Virginia Texas, Age 33
• Wood, Darlene Pennsylvania, Age Unknown
• Wright, Gail New Jersey, Age 29
( Credit for stories of women killed by abortion go to the many people researching this topic. Some of the sources used here were Life Dynamics, Blackmun Wall, SafeandLegal.com, Jill Stanek’s Blog, Real Choices, Operation Rescue, Pro-life Action League and many others. )