Sunday, August 12, 2012

1970: One of Five Patient Deaths at California Abortion Hospital

Sara Franki Lint, a 22-year-old coed, submitted to a safe and legal abortion at San Vicente Hospital in Los Angeles, California, on August 11, 1970. Adolpho Zlotolow, who operated San Vicente (an abortion facility) said that Sara went into ventricular fibrillation soon after the abortion was initiated by either Albert Kapstrom or Milton Gotlib.

The technique being used on Sara, hysterotomy, was one with a known high maternal mortality rate. San Vicente staff treated Sara for an hour before transferring her to Midway Hospital down the street, where she died at 4:57am on August 12. The autopsy found yellow fluid in Sara's heart, frothy tan fluid in her lungs, and a seven-inch male fetus in Sara's uterus.

San Vicente was where Oriane Shevin, Natalie Meyers, Joyce Ortenzio, Laniece Dorsey, and Mary Pena underwent their fatal abortions. It was bought out by Family Planning Associates Medical Group.


Cecilia said...

A hysterotomy is an abortion technique similar to a ceasarian section. Interesting that you can do a ceasarian at the time of birth to bring a live child into the world, but to use the same thing as an abortion technique and you run the risk of killing the woman. God's trying to tell us something about abortion.

And why would they use a technique with a known high death rate? Those abortionists are going to give an account, not only for the baby's death, but the mother's death as well.

Christina Dunigan said...

Celia, it's not that doing the c-section is more or less dangerous when you're doing it to deliver a live baby versus a dead one. It's whether your doing it in an equipped hospital versus in your private doctor's office.