On October 9, 1993, 25-year-old Giselene Lafontant underwent an abortion by a Dr. Scher at Gynecare in Monsey, New York. She was 9 or 10 weeks pregnant.
Within 20 minutes, Giselene had no pulse. She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and placed on a respirator.
Efforts to save her life failed; Giselene died on October 28.