Twenty-two-year-old Chanelle Bryant was given the drugs for a chemical abortion at a Family Planning Associates Medical Group facility in California. She was instructed to use the prostaglandin as a suppository, rather than take an oral prostaglandin. This off-label use is being investigated by the CDC and FDA after Chanelle and four other US women died of chemical abortion complications. Those other women were Oriane Shevin, Holly Patterson, Vivian Tran, and Brenda Vise.
Chanelle suffered terrible pain four days after self-administering the medication. She sought emergency care at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Her condition deteriorated, and she wtas transferred to the intensive care unit at 1:20 PM. At 4:11 she went into cardiac arrest. She was taken into surgery at 5:27 to try to identify the source of her problems. Ten minutes into surgery she went into cardiac arrest again. She was pronounced dead at 5:51.
Chanelle had been perfectly healthy before her abortion, according to her mother, Lynn Bryant. She told reporters that it was vital for medical professionals to be educated about the dangers of chemical abortions to prevent further maternal deaths.
Chanelle was about nine weeks pregnant when she went to the Glendale FPA owned by the infamous Edward "Fast Eddie" Allred. The coroner‘s report attributed her death, January 14, 2004, to "sepsis and pneumonia due to Endomyometritis with abcess formation due to Termination of Pregnancy."
Thus Chanelle joined the sad ranks of women known to have died after FPA abortions: Denise Holmes, Mary Pena, Josefina Garcia, Lanice Dorsey, Joyce Ortenzio, Tami Suematsu, Christine Mora, Susan Levy, Patricia Chacon, Kimberly Neil, and Deanna Bell.
FPA is a member of the National Abortion Federation, an organization that ostensibly ensures that abortions are done safely.