After the abortion, she began bleeding heavily due to uterine atony (her uterus wasn't contracting and stopping her from bleeding from where the placenta had been attached.
The later in pregnancy an abortion is done, the higher the risk of uterine atony and its associated bleeding.
The Centers for Disease Control has said that with modern diagnostics and care, there is no legitimate reason for a woman to bleed to death after an abortion. Lakisha's hemorrhage left her brain without oxygen, ultimately causing her death.
Several house later she was finally taken to Chase University Medical Center, where she was placed on life support and pronounced dead on March 28.