Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Carolina Gutierrez: The abortion

Carolina Gutierrez, who had come to the United States as a refugee from Nicaragua at age 13, was 20 years old when she went to Maber Medical Center in Miami for an abortion on December 19, 1995. Carolina's husband did not want her to have the abortion, so Carolina got a friend to drive her back and forth to the clinic.

The evening after her abortion, Carolina had pain in her chest and abdomen. She called the clinic for help, but whoever answered the phone hung up on her.

What followed will unfold on this blog over the same time it played out in real life.

4 comments:

achromic said...

this should be intersting I wonder how the person who hung up on her feels...... what if she called the wrong number......

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GrannyGrump said...

Had to nuke a couple of ugly, pointless comments by somebody who woudn't even say who they were.

I wonder that sometimes too, achromic. How do the people involved feel? I know Carol Everett said she felt horribly guilty after sending Shary Graham home to bleed to death, then shifted to wondering how it would effect HER and her plans. A rebound away from the guilt.

You could look at it as callous or as running away from a worse pain to a more managable pain. Carol did come around eventually and now is doing this.