Prochoice hero kills young abortion patient: Benjamin Munson had what it takes to be a hero to the prochoice movement: he paid his dues as a "back-alley butcher", scraping out fetuses in those dark days when women's lives were of ever so much less value. Once abortion was legalized, and the threat of prison was gone, Munson started leaving bits of baby behind after abortions. Which, of course, in no way diminished prochoice admiration for him.
A flukey thing? Or malpractice? LIke Munson's dead patients, "Sara" died from retained tissue. But the source material doesn't indicate if the abortionist left behind large chunks of fetus that anybody who could count to four would have known were still in there, or if the infection sprang from little bits of placenta or fetal internal organs. While Sara wound up just as dead either way, there's a lot more culpability in leaving behind a mangled fetus missing only a few parts, and leaving behind baby bits too small to grab with your forceps anyway.
For the benefit of the troll: If abortion is all about getting the fetus out of the mother's body because she doesn't want it there, doesn't the abortionist have the obligation to remove the entire fetus? Munson only took a leg, an arm, a bit of skull and a bit of torso, but left the bulk of Linda Padfield's fetus still where she didn't want it.
Has he discharged his duty when he achieves the death of the fetus, or does he need to get the entire unwanted fetus out?