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BREAKING: Autopsy Reveals Details of Grisly Abortion Death

Posted by Matt Yonke (September 11, 2012 at 9:49 am)

Tonya Reaves autopsyThe Pro-Life Action League and the Thomas More Society have just obtained a copy of the Medical Examiner’s Autopsy Report on Tonya Reaves, the 24-year-old woman who died on July 20, 2012, after a second trimester abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

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.

Out of respect for the deceased we will not be posting the autopsy report, but we will provide a copy upon request. Contact the Pro-Life Action League at 773-777-2900.

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2 Responses to “BREAKING: Autopsy Reveals Details of Grisly Abortion Death”

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  1. Pro-life blog buzz 9-14-12 says:

    [...] Pro-Life Action League discusses some tragic findings in the autopsy of Tonya Reaves (pictured far left), who died this summer due to a botched abortion and the negligence of a Chicago Planned Parenthood (which advertises that they only do birth control and chemical abortions). Reaves received an incomplete second trimester abortion and was transported to the hospital 5 1/2 hours later, suffering from uncontrollable bleeding. [...]

    September 15, 2012 at 5:19 am
  2. Carol says:

    This beautiful young woman didn’t need to die. Someone should have to answer for this. I hope to comfort her family by saying many people are praying for them and their beautiful daughter and grand child. Our hearts our with the family of this beautiful young mother. Many are praying!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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