Tonya Reaves, victim of legal abortion
The Pro-Life Action League has just obtained documents verifying that Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago did not call 911 on the day 24-year old Tonya Reaves died after having an abortion at the facility.
Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act show [PDF] that only one call to 911 was made on Friday, July 20 from the building located at 18 S. Michigan, which houses Planned Parenthood and several other tenants.
It’s unclear which tenant in the building placed that call, made at 12:46 p.m., but it was concerning an instance of child abuse, and thus could not possibly have been related to Tonya Reaves.
As previously reported, Reaves underwent a dilation and evacuation (D & E) abortion at 11:00 a.m. on July 20. Following the abortion, she experienced bleeding, but it wasn’t until 4:30 p.m. — five and a half hours later — that she was transported by a Chicago Fire Department ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to a report from CBS Radio affiliate WBBM.
Seven hours later, she was dead.
Planned Parenthood’s unfathomable negligence in the death of Tonya Reaves raises numerous questions that demand answers:
- Why didn’t Planned Parenthood call 911 immediately once Tonya Reaves started experiencing complications following her abortion?
- Did Planned Parenthood call a private ambulance company instead of calling 911? If so, why?
- It was a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that ultimately transported Tonya Reaves to Northwestern Memorial Hospital — five and a half hours after her abortion. If Planned Parenthood didn’t call 911, who notified the Fire Department and told them to send an ambulance?
- Does Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center have a medical emergency policy? If so, was it followed in the case of Tonya Reaves?
Outrageous Abortion Clinic Classification Scheme
Most abortion facilities in the state of Illinois are subject to inspections by the Department of Public Health. But due to a loophole in the state’s complicated abortion facility regulatory scheme, all Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Illinois are unlicensed and not subject to state inspection.
As a result, there is a lot we don’t know about Illinois’ Planned Parenthood facilities.
But we do know that 24-year old Tonya Reaves had an abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center and died 12 hours later — and Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable for her death.