An Equally Tragic Death in Chicago
24 year old Tonya Reaves killed at Chicago Planned Parenthood
There is something obscene about a child dying before their parent. I cannot imagine the pain, the anguish of losing a child. America is in mourning because of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado this past weekend. My heart hurts with all the families impacted by the actions of that mad man. There was an equally tragic death in Chicago this past weekend. But very few will hear about it. Very few will talk about it because it encroaches on the idol of abortion and the so -called woman’s right of choice that has captivated the nation since 1973.
Abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation has claimed another life – that of Tonya Reaves. Remember her name. A young 24 year old daughter, sister, and mother, she is the latest victim to die at the hands of Planned Parenthood and their abortionists. For years organizations like Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation have told us that “abortion is one of the safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today”. Really? I think Tonya’s family would beg to differ with that statement. Their daughter, sister, mother who left home on Friday to get that safe medical procedure, did not come back to her family and Instead she was transported to a local hospital where she died as a result of “a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes”. What was Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Av in Chicago’s response? “We were shocked and saddened upon learning of a tragic development at a nearby hospital” they said– as if the injury that sent her to that nearby hospital had no bearing on them and their facility.
At a time when Planned Parenthood is working to convince the black community that black women are experiencing a lack of access to quality reproductive health care and therefore need more of their facilities in urban areas, I find it particularly interesting that Planned Parenthood did not openly discuss this disparity in reproductive healthcare: the numbers of young black women that have lost their lives at the hands of negligent abortionists. Nor do they discuss the numbers of young black women who have lost their fertility because of the “safe” abortion in their reproductive health care dens.
Most abortionists in America are not operating under reasonable standards of medical care for ambulatory medical centers. Abortionists more times than we know, perforate the bowels or intestines of the woman as was the case when a teen was injured by Nicola Riley who Baltimore ruled a danger to society. They over medicate patients more than we know as was the case in Philadelphia when Karnamay Mongar was given too much Demerol and died. Some do not have standard equipment to monitor the patient as was the case when Laura Hope Smith lost her life at the hands of Rapin Osathanondh, in Massachusetts. The failure to take a complete and accurate medical history is an issue in the case of a young woman from Johnson City, TN who had a late term abortion performed by Tyrone Malloy in Atlanta, GA and hemorrhaged to death. She had a history of sickle cell anemia, a factor that should have made her ineligible for the unmonitored abortion.
These are but a few of the injuries that have occurred across the United States. Using 1999 data, the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood), in their 2011Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States tell us that “The risk of abortion complications is minimal: Fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization”. First let us realize this is 1999 data and we are some thirteen years away from that study. But let us suppose this number is accurate. That translates into more than three thousand women each year that have been harmed at the abortionist hand.And we have no idea how many of them recovered from their injury. Some did not. Some were never able to have children because the damage was so great it result in a hysterectomy or permanent sterilization.
Later in that same document, they provide information that I think the average woman does not know: “The risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks” and I doubt the abortionist informs her of this potentially life impacting fact before he does the procedure. According to the Guttmacher Institute about nineteen percent of the approximately 1.2 million abortions each year are performed on women who are sixteen or more weeks pregnant. Each year then we can expect seven to eight deaths of the mother. I can only wonder if this information is shared with the mother before the procedure. Oh, I am sure they will pull out their consent forms and tell us they discussed it with the patient, because they will go to any length to cover up their negligence and lack of reasonable care.
In reality we have no way of measuring the accuracy of Guttmacher’s numbers because the industry is unregulated and as such are not required to keep or share accurate records. I just finished reading The Scarlett Lady, Confessions of a Successful Abortionist by Carol Everett. She starts the book showcasing her facilities as the Neiman-Marcus of the industry. She ends the book describing the disgrace into which they had fallen – actually performing the abortion procedure on women who were not pregnant. She goes on to describe a death and several botched abortions that were covered up and swept away by cooperating hospitals and doctors.
The patient in Chicago died on Friday. On Saturday we learned that an autopsy had already been completed and her death was ruled an accident. I can only pray that her family seeks a real autopsy that will reveal what I suspect is a lack of reasonable medical care on the part of Planned Parenthood. I pray for comfort for her family as they wrestle to reconcile what happened. I pray they will not be swayed by the dollars that Planned Parenthood may try to throw at them to make this go away. I pray justice will be had for Tonya so that no more of our daughters, sisters and mothers have to die on the altar of substandard medical practices most abortionists adhere to. Let us join together and demand abortionists be held be held accountable when they take a life or reproductively maim another woman.
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