Saturday, February 18, 2006

Teen abortion stories

Somebody was looking for teen abortion stories. My focus is: Teens Killed By Abortion

Though all the stories are tragic, these stand out:

19-year-old Angela Scott and 14-year-old Delores Smith suffered fatal injuries within an hour of each other in a National Abortion Federation facility in 1979.

Barbara Hoppert underwent a second-trimester abortion on the recommendation of her doctor. She was pronounced dead on the operating table.

Thirteen-year-old Dawn Ravenelle languished in a coma after an abortion arranged by a school counselor behind her parent's backs. Her mother later said, "While I was there at the hospital -- they were doing tests -- I had to keep my hand pressed over my mouth to keep from screaming in horror. I kept going, 'This is all a bad dream. I am going to wake up and this will not have happened."

Erica Richardson was carried, unconscious, out to her aunt's car by her abortionist. He said to take her home and put her to bed. Her aunt took her to a hospital, where she died from an embolism.

Erna Fisher was holding her mother's hand when she choked to death on her own vomit during her abortion.

Fourteen-year-old Germaine Newman was found dead on the bathroom floor by her mother the day after her abortion.

Jennifer Suddeth's common-law husband kept calling the clinic, alarmed at her bleeding. When he finally gave up on the clinic and called an ambulance, it was too late.

Staff at the abortion clinic where K.B. died had her charted as "pink, alert, responsive" when she was in cardiac arrest.

Latachie Veal's sister performed CPR while waiting for the ambulance that arrived too late.

Rita McDowell awoke screaming in the early morning hours after her abortion. She was rushed to the hospital, to no avail.

Fourteen-year-old Sandra Kaiser threw herself into traffic and died after her sister had signed parental consent forms for her abortion.

Tamiia RussellTamia Russell (pictured) was so far advanced in her pregnancy that one of the abortion clinics her boyfriend's sister brought her to offered her prenatal care and vitamins. The boyfriend's sister persisted until she found a willing abortionist.

Of course, not all teens die from their safe-n-legal abortions.

Erin's teacher, school staff, and other adults conspired to arrange a secret abortion for the 14-year-old. Her mother found out only when Erin was brought to a hospital for emergency surgery to save her life after complications.

Missie's mother tried everything -- including a restraining order -- to prevent the abortion that injured her 15-year-old daughter.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is stupid. why are you trying to scare people? you didnt scare me. i know what you are trying to do. All these things happened when abortions were not that great, when it wasnt being done in a safe way and now it is. Stop doing this to people. People kill themselves for so many reasons, and people die for so many too, and you shouldnt be making abortion the bad thing when you can die from anything. YOU PISS ME OFF!

GrannyGrump said...

anon, "when abortion was not that great"? So you think abortion is "great" now?

What's so great about reaching into a woman's body and pulling a helpless baby to tiny pieces? Is the the pure power trip you get from it? Please do inform what makes abortion "great" in your eyes.

Anonymous said...

well not everyone has a tragic ending to an abortion-we cant stop people from doing what they want or think is best for them-not everyone has the same beliefs as you do so you cant be forcing your opinion on them and trying to control what they do to their bodies. it doesnt belong to you and it never will. you have no business sticking your nose into the lives of others if it does not concern you.

it is true that back then abortions werent as safe. theyre not perfect now but there havent been many deaths or severe complications due to abortions in a while. unless of course they were done as back alley abortions or by uncertified "doctors." now those are really the people you should try and stop.

other than that i dont think you should be attacking these people and trying to brainwash them into doing what is right for YOU.

GrannyGrump said...

not everyone has the same beliefs as you do so you cant be forcing your opinion on them

No, clearly I can't force my opinion that women deserve better than to be left unattended with the anesthsia drip running on anybody else. I guess I'm a heartless bitch for even trying.

you have no business sticking your nose into the lives of others if it does not concern you.

"Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." If I could see these needless deaths, shrug and say, "Well, it wasn't MY daughter," I'd be -- I'd be working for an abortion advocacy group, no doubt.

I don't give a rat's ass if you want abortion to be legal or not. I'm not trying to get you to care about whether or not it's legal. I'm trying to get you to care about if it's really SAFE, instead of just buying into the "legal equals safe" mantra of the abortion lobby.

If it happened to somebody YOU loved, maybe that's what it'd take for you to care. I'm willing to care *before* it hits close to home. In your eyes, that makes me a bitch. So, hate me. But I think it'd be more constructive if you hated the rat-bastards who killed these girls.

Anonymous said...

fuck abortions
if you think abortions are okay
then you dont have a heart

Jenn said...

I'm sorry but these stories are absurd. You do realize that there is a risk in terms of EVERYTHING you do right? And that when you don't follow the recommended procedures, like so many of these cases didn't, chances of something going wrong increases immensely? All you also know that anesthesia in itself has a lot of risks, especially for those who have never used it. So before posting stories about girls who stopped breathing or choked, etc, make sure it's because of the actual abortion and not the anesthesia. These girls could have just as easily died having their tonsils out because of the anesthesia. Also, there is obviously an increased risk for those that are 6MONTHS pregnant! If you are 7-8weeks along and use all of the necessary precautions, your risk of complications is extremely rare, just be smart! And, obviously people who have extreme mental health issues and mental retardation SHOULD NOT be going through such a procedure. They do not have the mental capacity to fathom the results of this procedure. However, someone who goes in with a set mind with no guilt, will come out emotionally fine after the procedure. It's all about precautions!

These kinds of websites are uninformative, wrong, and COMPLETELY BIASED. Check the facts, abortion is very safe, one of the safest procedures in the country! Many girls survive this and move on with their lives just fine!

GrannyGrump said...

enn,

I'm sorry but these stories are absurd.

I'd like to see you say that to the families and friends of these girls.

You do realize that there is a risk in terms of EVERYTHING you do right?

I never said there wasn't.

So before posting stories about girls who stopped breathing or choked, etc, make sure it's because of the actual abortion and not the anesthesia.

It's not as if they'd have gratiutiously undergone the anesthesia just for kicks had they not been having the abortions, Jenn. It is the responsiblity of the abortionist to get the patient through all aspects of the procedure safely, is it not?

These girls could have just as easily died having their tonsils out because of the anesthesia.

But they weren't having their tonsils out, were they? They're not tonsillectomy deaths, they're abortion deaths.

If you are 7-8weeks along and use all of the necessary precautions, your risk of complications is extremely rare, just be smart!

Sounds like you're saying that these girls were stupid and therefore it's somehow okay that they died. I'm thinking that's not what you meant. Can you clarify?

And, obviously people who have extreme mental health issues and mental retardation SHOULD NOT be going through such a procedure. They do not have the mental capacity to fathom the results of this procedure.

It's nice to find some agreement!

However, someone who goes in with a set mind with no guilt, will come out emotionally fine after the procedure. It's all about precautions!

First of all, how are we supposed to measure the emotional well-being of the DEAD, Jenn? Second of all, what precautions is the girl supposed to take so that she doesn't end up injured or dead? Third, pretty much everybody who approaches an act "with a set mind of no guilt" sails through emotionally unscathed. We have a word for people with no capacity for guilt. It's psychopath. And I sincerely doubt that most girls climbing on the abortion table are psychopaths who can kill without guilt. Though I've had a lot of people argue with me about that.

These kinds of websites are uninformative, wrong, and COMPLETELY BIASED.

Uninformative? Did you know about these deaths before you came here? If not, then it turns out this site was very informative indeed.

Wrong? Do you mean wrong as in factually wrong? If so, please correct me. I have had people point out errors and I have gratefully corrected them. Or do you mean morally wrong, as in you believe it's evil to give people facts? Please clarify.

Biased? I've never denied that. I think that women and girls deserve better than to have some masked stranger stick sharp things inside them to kill their babies, sometimes injuring or killing the mother in the process. You're allowed to have a beef with that bias if you like.

Check the facts, abortion is very safe, one of the safest procedures in the country!

I have spent over a quarter of a century checking my facts. How much time and effort have you put into this? Did you read and abstract thousands of court records, medical board documents, health inspections, medical journal articles, and so forth? Please compare your qualifications with mine.

Having put all this effort into it, I can tell you that we do now know the real risks of injury or death from abortion. If you are willing to listen, I can go into quite a bit of detail about what I have learned in 25 years of studying this subject.

Many girls survive this and move on with their lives just fine!

I never said they didn't. But likewise many teenagers survive and move on with their lives just fine after car surfing, playing chicken with trains, driving carelessly, experimenting with drugs, and so on. Do we then just look at those that survive and thrive, and write off those who suffer the negative consequences as being irrelevant?

Anonymous said...

Alot of people here as slagging off abortion.. would you rather it be fetched up in a home that wasnt ready for it.. or what about when people get pregnat through rapists

its called
your body your choice

i agree with people that said this article was scary but it was in past years , doctors are trained really good now.

GrannyGrump said...

1. A lot of people get born into crummy circumstances, and live spectacular lives. Booker T. Washington comes to mind. Millie and Christine McKoy. OPRAH WINFREY, for crying out loud! Should we look at the person's circumstances at one moment in time -- when Mom is about 8 or 12 weeks pregnant -- and decide right then that it's just not worth bothering? And as for rape, since when do we execute children for crimes their fathers commit?

2. Abortion is something you do to SOMEBODY ELSE'S BODY.

3. Tell Eileen Smith about how much better abortion doctors are nowadays. Her daughter's abortionist had a receptionist assisting while he administered general anesthesia. Is that your idea of safe?

jessica said...

I am a teacher who works with foster kids that are wards of the state and have been severly abused or abandoned by their parents. You come spend a day with me in my classroom and see the struggles these poor innocent children are forced to endure. It's heartbreaking and some days I literally go home crying. Abortion is not an issue to take lightly, but I think every child deserves a loving family and to know that they are wanted. Some people aren't cut out to be parents and bring children into this world for their own selfish reasons, and the person that suffers the most is that child. I also feel it is unfair to judge someones choice when you have not actually walked in their shoes and knwo what they go through on a daily basis..I am not pro choice, I am pro child and feel people shoudl have the right to decide what works for them.

GrannyGrump said...

Since when do we serve justice by pre-emptively killing potential victims before the perps can get to them?

Jack Oblonski said...

I am with granny Grump on this one.It is murder

Bad Abortion Stories

Our Journey with God said...

I have had an abortion, I felt emotionally stable and everything, but I was also forced. And ya know, the women there could care less what they were doing. I have attempted suicide 5 times and still cry, and it's been 3 years... Abortion is an excuse to not take responsability for your actions. Abortionists are phsycopaths! I've seen the one here, and he's insane. And abortions are not safe, they are actually very dangerous. I had small complications but some nonetheless, and because of them I had troubles with my daughter. And most children that are abandoned, abused etc, were PLANNED pregnancies. And medical reasons are crap because most anything now can be treated when pregnant. Abortion should be outlawed, and if women want to get "back ally abortions" fine! If they die than that sucks, they should know that when you have sex you take the risk of getting pregnant. And pregnancies resulting from rape are very rare, and even then, most mothers decide to keep their child. This site is great, keep it up! :)

GrannyGrump said...

Hugs, Journey.

Anonymous said...

I am 110% completely against abortions, when I was younger and immature I was pro choice. My sister had gotten pregnant in her senior year of high school and thought about having an abortion only because her boyfriend wanted her too. That thought made me sick, so my parents adopted her and she is the happiest baby in the world. I love her more than anything in the world. I believe people may agree with abortion only because they don't really know the feeling of true baby love. I mean why agree with it every story I have read about or hear ends up with regret for their abortion even if it takes years for them to realize it. I believe people are just heartless how can you honestly be okay with an innocent babies being killed? There are so many other options to choose from like adoption. I don't think there is any reason for abortion, not even rape. Choose adoption.

lynsay said...

Hi, while I personally have not ever had an abortion or a baby for that matter either but what you are saying is not true though. Not everyone that has ever had an abortion does regret their decision, I know this because my older sister had an abortion a few years ago, she was in her early 20's at the time and she already had two babies in diapers still. That was the reason, she wasn't pressured into making that decision but it seemed like her only choice at the time. She told me that it hurt physically hurt to have one but emotionally she still thinks that it was the right choice to make at the time. She has had another baby since then but it was a few years later though. I am pro-choice because it is women's bodies and their choices on what to do with their bodies as well. I do not think that any men should pressure women into a decision that she may regret later on in life though. You do not know anything about someone forcing their selves on you, therefore you should not be talking about rape because if I was pregnant because of that I would get an abortion, because I would not want to hate my own child and I know that all I would see in such a baby is one awful moment of my life and that just wouldn't be fair to the child or to me. Abortion is a choice, you don't have to do it but do not condemn other women for deciding that it was the right choice for them.

Christina Dunigan said...

Lynsay --

1. Abortion isn't wrong because so many women regret it. It's wrong because it kills a baby -- which is the reason so many women DO regret it.

2. Lack of regret for having killed a child is a reflection on the person who lacks regret, not on the value of the child that was killed.

3. There's no evidence that rape victims hate their children.

4. You tell ME not to "condemn" women who choose abortion because it's "the right choice for them." If you're so opposed to condemning other people, why are you so okay with women quite literally condemning their children? To be so judgmental as to decide that another person's life is of no value at all? Why not take a stand against THAT judgmental condemnation of others?

Sparrow said...
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Sparrow said...

In my near 30 years on this earth I’ve witnessed and taken part in many discussions and debates on abortion. No matter how much time passes, the arguments are always pretty much the same.
I’ve been very strongly pro-life from the time I could really understand what it meant to be so and it’s never been something I’ve taken lightly. The true pro-life position doesn’t strictly focus on saving the lives of children in the womb, but caring for and assisting in every way possible the women, men and families in need, especially during difficult times, prenatal and postpartum.
I believe life is precious and that there’s no circumstance or case that warrants the killing of the innocent.
One thing that’s been bothering me as of late are the “abortion exceptions” that even some pro-lifers are accepting.
1. In cases of severe fetal deformity or life altering condition.
2. To save the life of the mother.
3. In cases of rape or incest.
They’re all heartbreaking circumstances that require delicacy, sympathy and great understanding, not abortion...
It breaks my heart when pro-lifers cave to such exceptions.
If one is to believe life is valuable, shouldn't that extend to all life, not just what is "perfect" or convenient.
In cases of the “life of mother” exception, medical advancements have made the need for “life saving” abortions in 99% of cases non-existent.
Rape cases are a touchy subject for everyone, I believe.
On the one hand you want to save the child, on the other, protect the well-being of the mother/victim.
Why does it have to be either/or?
Before you lambast me for being insensitive or harsh, I'd like to add that I was one of those unfortunates. Raped, found pregnant, terrified and sick to my soul over what had happened and what was happening still. I was 16 when that happened and I will say, that was one of the hardest times in my life. I can sympathize with the thought of not being able to bear looking at your child. When I finally came to the point where I could think rationally, that was one of the first thoughts I considered. It may sound mean or heartless, but I knew that I wouldn't be able to handle looking into the face of my rapist's offspring, but despite that fact, I still stood firm on my convictions that ALL life is sacred. I knew in my heart that nothing I did or could ever do would erase or undo the wrong that had been done to me, and that taking the life of that child wouldn't heal or even help ease the pain and torment I endured.
Put simply: Two wrongs don't make a right.
I could have easily chosen to kill him, but I couldn't. As badly as I hated it, he was still half of me.
That was almost 12 years ago. Since then God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, a gorgeous daughter born out of love, and the healing and peace I never dreamed possible for a long time.
All life is precious, fragile, and sacred. I believe that in any and all circumstances, it's to be protected and if need be, fought for. Just my two cents.

Sparrow said...

I forgot to add that I gave him away. I don't regret giving birth to him one bit. Even though his paternal DNA is that of a monster, I'd like to think that it's my half that makes him who he is and who he will become.
I honestly believe that if I'd have chosen to abort him, my path to healing and grace would have taken much longer if at all. I'm not saying that a woman who chooses differently is any less diserving of God's grace, I'm just making the point that abortion deepens the already gaping wounds that rape tears in a woman's soul.
Just knowing how terrifying and difficult my situation was, I just want to commend and uplift women who's trauma was much worse, who chose to keep their child.

cstephens said...

"Gave him away." How convenient for you! Here, look, I can find some scary things about adoption too. Nothing is a perfect solution for anything, lady. Why don't you just be happy and thankful for the feminists out there who are fighting for your right to choose what you did? What if we lived in a world where, because of the IMMENSE number of fucking humans living on this planet and completely destroying it, we had forced sterilization or abortion. Oh wait, that does happen to PEOPLE OF COLOR. It has in the past and it continues to. In addition to that, I can't believe that you are attempting to speak for every rape survivor saying that "abortion deepens the already gaping wounds" of rape... NO. First of all, you didn't have an abortion, so you can't possibly know that, and you are speaking in absolutes. Statistically, MOST women who have an abortion... an overwhelming majority in fact, feel happiness, relief, even JOY. So sorry, that argument is stupid. Besides, people can be forced into keeping a baby they don't want, or aborting a baby they do want. Pro-choicers, like me, do NOT supporting tormenting a woman who already has to make these tough choices in any way. Let her choose for herself. She has to have more rights than a corpse, or we have gone back to the dark ages where women were used like cattle.

http://mic.com/articles/58413/90-of-women-feel-relieved-after-abortion-0-feel-relieved-by-erick-erickson

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/10/most_surprising_abortion_statistic_the_majority_of_women_who_ter.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/04/the-dark-sad-side-of-domestic-adoption/275370/

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578356/Adoption-often-leaves-older-children-behind-alone-but-waiting-families-change-the-future.html?pg=all

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/10/20/adoption-universal-alternative-abortion-matter-anti-choicers-say/


cstephens said...

And just for the record, I said "how convenient for you" to illustrate how completely ridiculous it is that people make women who choose to abort feel like they are only making that choice because it's the most "convenient." I bet that made you feel like shit! Well people at abortion clinics are made to feel like shit over their decision every day. Women and girls give a lot of thought to these things, but many already know before they get pregnant whether or not they are ready to have a child. Any choice you make is going to be difficult!!! But guess what, you're not left with a lifetime of not knowing whether your child is truly happy, wondering about them, wondering about the family they are with, or what they are going through... wondering if they will attempt to contact you, and having to explain to them that yeah... you really just didn't want them. I don't remember the first like, THREE years of my life, at all hardly. But I'd sure as hell remember that conversation. Think about every aspect and every person's personal experiences and journeys before you go saying that we should take away a woman's right to choose.