Death Drugs from Planned Parenthood, 2003
Hoa Thuy "Vivian" Tran, like Holly Patterson, got abortion drugs at a Planned Parenthood. Vivian,a 22-year-old teaching student from Fountain Valley, California
age 22, followed the medical abortion protocol on December 23, 2003
after getting the drugs at the Costa Mesa, California Planned
On December 29, 2003, Vivian was
vacationing with friends at a Las Vegas hotel and fell ill. She was
rushed to a local hospital, where staff tried for 40 minutes to revive
her, to no avail.
The autopsy showed that Vivian had died of sepsis caused by Clostridium sordelli bacteria in her uterus. Clostridium sordellii is a rare bacterium that can cause sudden severe toxic shock syndrome in previously healthy people.
Vivian‘s husband is suing the drug company, Planned Parenthood of Orange
and San Bernadino Counties, and The Population Council Inc., in Orange
County Superior Court. VIvian's death left him to raise their 5-year-old
Other women identified as having died of infection deaths after RU-486 deaths in the Los Angeles area: Chanelle Bryant, and Oriane Shevin. Chanelle got her abortion drugs at a Planned Parenthood, and Oriane and Vivian got theirs from National Abortion Federation members.
A Midwife's Work in Chicago, 1907
On December 29, 1907, 19-year-old Marcie Mayer died in St. Elizabeth's hospital in Chicago from complications of a criminal abortion. Mary Bing,
a midwife, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to Joliet. A man named
John Mansfield was also held by the coroner's jury, but acquitted by the
judge. Marcie's abortion was atypical in that it was not performed by a physician.