Monday, March 23, 2009

1979: Antiquated abortion method leaves two children motherless

Life Dynamics lists 24-year-old Lynn McNair on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions. LDI notes that Lynn was 23 weeks pregnant when she was injected with saline by Dr. Edward Rubin at Jewish Memorial Hospital. The first injection of saline failed to kill the fetus, so Lynn was given a second injection. After this second dose, Lynn went into contractions and slipped into a coma. She died March 23, 1979 of a pulmonary embolism of amniotic fluid -- amniotic fluid that got into her lungs through her bloodstream. She left two children motherless.

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Rachael C. said...

Just to let you know, I'm on a public library computer and something on your blog caused my internet explorer to slow down and freeze up (not the other site I was visting) Maybe too many pictures and/or are too large or an embeded video is exceeding the bandwith the library server can handle. Don't know if anyone else has had this problem.

GrannyGrump said...

I think it might be the Special Olympics bowler video. I'll have to go remove it.