While the self-appointed defenders of women's lives are busy attacking prolife pregnancy centers that annoy some prochoice women, Operation Rescue has been doing some excellent research into a place that prochoice activists just brush off as not the least bit worrisome.
While Democrats are fretting that some woman might have to go someplace else to get her baby killed, they're ignoring the death of 38-year-old Maria Santiago, an abortion patient at Associates in OB/GYN Care, a seedy
Baltimore abortion facility located in a residential condominium
According to an inspection conducted by the Maryland Department of Health,
Maria was 12.5 weeks pregnant. The abortionist, Iris Dominy, told the
inspector that Maria slept through her abortion, after which Dominy left
the room. An unqualified worker, occupied with filling out paperwork,
was left alone with the still-sedated patient, who was lying on the
At some point, the worker called for a second worker to help her dress
the unconscious patient and move her to the recovery area. The second
worker noticed that Maria was pale and not breathing.
Dominy was notified and returned to the procedure room where she sat the unconscious patient up and began a “sternum rub,” an appropriate test to see if a patient is responsive but totally useless for telling if a sedated patient is breathing.
No one at the facility, including Dominy, had current CPR certification.
A crash cart in the hallway was not used and the defibrillator was
broken. Somebody, however, did call 911.
Paramedics were able to revive Maria, who was transported her to a
local hospital where she was pronounced dead two days later.
Maria’s death certificate showed she died from Severe Pulmonary Edema,
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and Hypoxia Brain Injury. No one
knows how long she was not breathing before CPR was begun.Inspectors
concluded that staff failed to provide proper post-anesthesia care and
The operating license of that facility was suspended after state inspectors determined that it posed a danger to the public. The Medical Board suspended Dominy's license.
for working in a facility that endangered patients' lives by allowing
unqualified staff to perform ultrasounds, evaluate patients, and
administer medication without the doctor first examining the patient and
determining if the medication was appropriate.