Sunday, May 08, 2005

Lest we forget... Claudia Caventou

Claudia Caventou, age 33, underwent a first-trimester abortion at Mercy Medical Clinic in Los Angeles on May 8, 1986, performed by H. N. Fahmy. Claudia's boyfriend was in the waiting room during the procedure. Staff told him that everything was okay, and suggested that he leave and get something to eat. Since he'd heard Claudia screaming earlier, he decided to stay.

Several hours later, he heard the doctor come out and tell his staff to call 911. Claudia was taken to a hospital where she underwent emergency surgery for what doctors thought was a perforated uterus. It turned out that Claudia's pregnancy had been in her fallopian tube, which had ruptured during the abortion. Efforts to save Claudia were futile, and she died later that day.

In theory, women who choose abortion should be less likely to die of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, because the abortion practitioner is supposed to verify the location of the embryo, and to verify that the pregnancy is indeed over. But in practice, women who choose abortion are actually more likely to die of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, because sloppy abortion practices fail to diagnose the ectopic pregnancy, and sloppy aftercare reassures the woman that nothing is wrong, that the symptoms that should be prompting a visit to the emergency room are just normal post-abortion symptoms.

Here's more on this abysmal failure on the part of abortionists, which costs women their lives:
  • FDA Heightens Abortion Pill Warning After Latest RU486 Patient Death
  • Legal Abortion Deaths, Part II: Misreported, Unreported & Covered Up

    Other women who have died because of this failure by abortionists to take proper care:
  • Angela Satterfield
  • Brenda Vise
  • Janyth Caldwell
  • Magnolia Thomas
  • Lynette Wallace
  • Gladyss Estanislao
  • Laura Sorrels
  • Barbara Dillon
  • Yvette Poteat
  • Sherry Emry

    This phenomenon has killed at least one woman choosing herbal, do-it-yourself abortion: Kris Humphrey.
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