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Autopsy of dead Planned Parenthood abortion patient reveals disturbing information

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Autopsy Report Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Negligence Was Responsible for Tonya Reaves’ Death
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted September 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

Chicago, IL – Operation Rescue has obtained a copy of Tonya Reaves autopsy report that shows beyond a doubt that the 24-year old woman died from three major complications to a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012. It furthermore indicates that her injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner.

The autopsy itself was short, consisting of only seven pages. It took two months for the report to be released. Missing from it was any mention of the clinic that conducted her abortion or the name of the abortionists involved, details that are usually included in autopsy reports. These omissions give substance to suspicions that there is an on-going cover-up of Planned Parenthood’s actions that led to Reaves’ death.

Reaves received an incomplete second trimester abortion at Planned Parenthood that was followed by uncontrolled bleeding. Clinic staff allowed Reaves to hemorrhage for 5½ hours before seeking emergency care. Records show that Planned Parenthood did not call 911 for an ambulance, which was the quickest way to get help for her.

It is the official opinion of the Cook County Medical Examiner that Reaves’ cause of death “is due to hemorrhage resulting from cervical dilation and evacuation due to an intrauterine pregnancy.” In plain language, Reaves bled to death as the result of a bungled D&E abortion. The pregnancy itself did not contribute to her death.

The manner of death is listed as “Accident,” which would include an avoidable death from negligence and malpractice.

“We strongly believe that criminal charges such as Depraved Indifference, Criminal Negligence, and Criminal Malpractice are applicable in this case and we again call for a criminal investigation into the death of Tonya Reaves,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “Planned Parenthood killed her, now they must be brought to justice in a court of law.”

Reaves’ autopsy revealed that:
• She was a healthy woman who was approximately 16 weeks pregnant at the time of her abortion, well into the second trimester.
• She suffered from an incomplete abortion. The Medical Examiner discovered pieces of placenta still attached to the inside of her womb even after a second abortion done by the hospital to remove fetal remains left by Planned Parenthood.
• She suffered a 3/16 inch uterine perforation near forcep impression marks. D&E abortions involve dismembering the baby in the womb and removing the pieces with forceps.
• She suffered an “extensive” perforation of her broad uterine ligament with a possible severing of her left uterine artery as a result of her abortion. This accounted for the internal bleeding that was discovered only too late by the hospital trauma team.
• There were 1-1.5 liters of blood and clots inside her abdominal cavity. The human body holds roughly five liters of blood. Reaves bled about 30 percent of her total volume of blood into her abdomen, and that does not account for the amount of blood lost through what was likely substantial vaginal bleeding due to the retained fetal remains.
• In a vain attempt to save her life, the hospital trauma team performed an emergency hysterectomy on Reaves.

“As bungled as this abortion was, we believe Tonya Reaves could have survived her injuries if she had gotten immediate emergency care and if Planned Parenthood had shared medical information with the hospital related to her incomplete abortion and uterine perforation,” said Newman. “Instead, Planned Parenthood left the trauma team in the dark to solve the puzzle of Tonya’s injuries while her life ebbed away.”

Some news report have indicated that a contributing factor in Reaves’ death was injuries received from being pushed down a flight of stairs by her one-year old son’s father. However, the autopsy indicated, “There is no evidence of significant recent external injury.” This puts the responsibility for Reaves’ death solely on Planned Parenthood.

Reaves’ abortion took place at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Planned Parenthood’s website indicates that surgical abortions were not supposed to be available at that location, which leads to questions about whether the office was properly equipped for risky second trimester abortions.

Operation Rescue plans to file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation against abortionist Carolyn Hoke, who is believed to have been responsible for Reaves’ abortion. Hoke serves as the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood. One week after Reaves’ family sued Planned Parenthood of Illinois for killing Reaves, it agreed to pay the state $367,000 to settle a case against Hoke involving fraudulent over-billing of Medicaid.

Operation Rescue called on Pres. Barack Obama to launch an investigation of Reaves’ death and defund Planned Parenthood. Pres. Barack Obama responded by renewing his public support for Planned Parenthood and calling efforts to defund them “a bad idea.”

UPDATE: Medical Examiner Withheld Pages of Reaves Autopsy Report Mentioning Planned Parenthood

Chicago, IL – A copy of Tonya Reaves autopsy report that was sent to Operation Rescue yesterday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office was missing the six important pages that further detailed Reaves fatal abortion injuries and noted that Planned Parenthood was where her abortion took place.

The sanitized copy sent to Operation Rescue contained no mention of Planned Parenthood. The omission was discovered when attorneys for the Thomas More Society, who also had filed an open records request for the report, compared notes with Operation Rescue.

“It appears we received an incomplete copy that did not document the fact that Planned Parenthood is responsible for Reaves death,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “This only further affirms our concerns that officials in Chicago are trying to cover up for Planned Parenthood in this case.”

On missing page titled “First Call Sheet”, there appears to be redacted information on the first line under “Medical History” where the circumstances surrounding Reaves death are explained. After the redaction, there is the following notation: “1100. Planned Parenthood. Suction D&E. Post Op bleed.”

The missing pages note that Reaves was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital via a Chicago Fire Department ambulance at 4:30 p.m., five and a half hours after her botched second trimester abortion left her hemorrhaging. However, there is no record that an emergency 911 call was placed by Planned Parenthood.

Also included is an anatomical diagram indicating a large abdominal incision made during an emergency hysterectomy performed by a hospital surgeon in a vain effort to save Reaves’ life as well as marks on her chest consistent with the application of defibrillator paddles. The records show that despite these efforts, Reaves could not be resuscitated.

Read Tonya Reaves’ Autopsy Report

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Planned Parenthood apparently pays their incompetent staff very well…ccording to their 2008 990 tax form…and they get millions in tax dollars from you and me.

Medical Director Caroline Hoke made $313,895

CEO Steve Trombley made $304,220 plus $58,000 bonus income = $362,220

Physician Jennifer Brown made $155,330

Physician Darwin Jackson made $111,525

CFO Cheryl Harris made $120,324

VP of development made $119,915

VP of clinic operations Julie Rabinovitz made $116,748

Assoc. Medical Director Kai Tao made $109,725


According to the report, the average hours they all worked was only 35 hours per week for their FAT CAT RICH SIX DIGIT PLANNED PARENTHOOD SALARIES !

Planed Parenthood President with Obama

Almost half a Million Dollar paid head of Planned Parenthood , Cecile Richards recently tweeted that after she spoke at the DNC Convention, President Obama tweeted her to thank Planed Parenthood for all they have done:

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According to Pro-life Action League:

According to Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ website, that particular Planned Parenthood location only provides birth control, the morning after pill and chemical abortions. Listed under “Abortion Services” the website states:

Abortion pill (medication abortion) is offered up to 9 weeks after the start of your last menstrual period. If your last period was more than 9 weeks ago, we can still help. Call us for a referral list of health care providers in your area that offer other abortion services.

However, page 5 of the autopsy report states according to her clinical history, Ms. Reaves had “an intrauterine pregnancy of 16 weeks estimated gestational age.”

According to the Medical Examiner, Planned Parenthood performed an incomplete abortion on Tonya Reaves at 11:00 AM on Friday morning, July 20th. She was not transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital until 4:30 PM, where they performed a second “suction D & E” at 5:30 PM.

At the hospital, Reaves complained of pain and the staff noted abdominal swelling and fluid accumulation. An ultrasound revealed a perforation on the left side of the uterus. At 10:12, Reaves was taken back into surgery for a hysterectomy, at which point they discovered an “uncontrollable bleed.” She did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead at 11:20 PM in the operating room—twelve hours after her first surgery at Planned Parenthood.

The Autopsy Report indicates that her left uterine artery/vein was possibly transected, which caused the uncontrollable bleeding. Also interesting to note, even after two abortion procedures, there was still placental tissue found in her uterus during the autopsy.

FOIA requests filed immediately after the incident did not reveal a call from Planned Parenthood to 911, although the Medical Examiner’s report states that Reaves was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital by Chicago Fire Department ambulance at 4:30 PM.

Lest you think that is the only WOMEN that Planned Parenthood was so reckless with, think again:

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

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

Planned Parenthood is what is WRONG FOR WOMEN and to listen to them would be a HUGE mistake: Here are just a few more examples of how PLANNED PARENTHOOD is WRONG FOR WOMEN !

A life-threatening abortion injury at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia,
Operation Rescue published a recording of the 911 call placed by Planned Parenthood on October 14, 2011.

Everett , Washington: Teen girl taken from Planned Parenthood by ambulance after botched abortion

Minnesota :Safe and Legal? Not for this abortion patient: Ambulance Arrives at Planned Parenthood