The family of the woman, Kimberly K. Neil, alleged that FPA staff failed to properly monitor Kimberly, and failed to treat her properly when she stopped breathing during the abortion. Kimberly died May 22, 2000.
*Other FPA deaths that I know of:
- Denise Holmes, age 24, 1970 (anesthesia screw-up)
- , age 16, 1984
- , age 43, 1984
- , age 37, 1985
- Laniece Dorsey, age 17, 1986
- , age 32, 1988
- , age 19, 1988
- , age 30, 1992
- , age 13, 1992 (anesthesia screw-up)
- , age 18, 1994
- , 2000
- , age 22, 2004
They're still National Abortion Federation members. And FPA's founder, Edward Allred, admitted during a deposition that never once, for all of the patients who died on his watch, did he do any sort of preventability study to keep such a tragedy from happening again.
What can we learn? Well, first of all, that NAF's promises of safety ring pretty hollow when one of their flagship chains of clinics shrugs off patient deaths. And that if the cream of the crop can't be trusted, how trustworthy can an abortionist be when he doesn't even care enough to go through the motions of at least joining NAF?