Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Lest we forget - Three deaths

May 11 is the sad anniversary of the day these patients died of complications of their safe-and-legal abortions:

Barbara Dillon died of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy after her 1981 abortion. She was 22 years old. Though women who choose abortion should be less likely to die of this complication, they're more likely to die than women who don't choose abortion because their symptoms are misattributed to the abortion.

"Melissa" Roe was 27 years old and five months pregnant when she checked into Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklin on May 1, 1992. For some reason, her doctor chose the dangerous and antiquated saline abortion procedure. She died of complications on May 11.

Sara Niebel was onlly 14 years old when she went to Midtown Hospital in Atlanta for an abortion at 17 weeks. She was given a clean bill of health and sent home. She sicked over the next few days. Sara went into respiratory arrest, and was admitted to the ICU. She was pronounced dead May 11, 1994. The cause of death was determined to be Group B Streptococci Meningitis caused by infected amniotic flued in her bloodstream. Midtown Hospital is a National Abortion Federation member facility.

With NAF providers, who needs coathangers?

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