After the abortion, Anjelica was kept under observation for several hours, but was not given any care. She was rushed to the hospital by paramedics at 7:30 that evening, but she was dead on arrival.
A hospital spokesman said that she had lost 90 percent of her blood; her uterus had been perforated.
In reviewing the case, the medical board noted that Thompson did not have adequate equipment for post-operative care, and revoked his license.
Anjelica's was not the only tragic death caused by doctors who recommended (or excused) abortion as a life-saving or health-preserving option for the mother:
Also on this date "Susan" Roe, one of the women Life Dynamics notes on their "Blackmun Wall", died. According to Life Dynamics, they obtained information from the CDC and state health officials about this 21-year-old caucasian woman who died November 1, 1992, after a safe and legal abortion performed in Maine. All they are permitted to release is Susan's age, race, state, and date of death.