New Details Emerge in Woman’s Death Following Abortion

Tonya Reaves

Tonya Reaves, victim of legal abortion

Documents released this week have offered some additional details on the death of Tonya Reaves, the 24-year old woman who died following a severely botched abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in Chicago on Friday, July 20.

Steve Miller of CBS Radio affiliate WBBM reports that Reaves underwent a dilation and evacuation (D & E) abortion at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

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 ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The CBS report continues:

Then at 5:30 p.m., doctors performed an ultrasound, and another dilation and evacuation procedure – basically, another abortion – this time at Northwestern.

But after that, there were then more problems, and pain. That warranted a new ultrasound, and a perforation was discovered.

At 10:12 p.m., Reaves was taken back to surgery – and “an uncontrollable bleed was discovered,” documents say.

Reaves was pronounced dead just in the operating room just over an hour later, at 11:20 p.m.

According to its website, the Loop Health Center only does medical abortions — not surgical abortions. Yet a D & E is without a doubt a surgical abortion.

Clearly, Planned Parenthood has a lot of explaining to do.

League Calls on Illinois Legislature to Tighten Abortion Restrictions

Numerous abortion facilities in Illinois — including all of those operated by Planned Parenthood — are not inspected by the state’s Department of Public Health. This lack of oversight is unconscionable.

Today, the Pro-Life Action League joined Pastor Ceasar LeFlore, Midwest Director of the Life, Education, and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), in issuing a letter calling on the leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to immediately enact laws and policies that insure the protection of women.

The letter can be read here [PDF].

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