Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Safe-n-Legal: Joyce Ortenzio

The survivors of 32-year-old Joyce Ortenzio filed suit against Edward Allred, his Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA), the San Vicente Hospital FPA facility, and abortionist Ruben Marmet. Joyce went to San Vicente for laminaria insertion by Marmet on June 7, 1988. Later, Marmet performed an abortion, but did not remove all of the fetal parts from Joyce's uterus.

The next day, June 8, Joyce was found dead in her home.

The cause of death was an overdose of the drug amitriptyline, infection from fetal parts that were not removed during the abortion, and septic shock.

Joyce left three children motherless.

Maybe some prochoicers can explain to me how much better off Joyce's children are that their mother had access to safe-n-legal abortion, and didn't have to die from one of those terrible "back-alley" abortions. Other women who gained the dubious benefits of dying from a safe-n-legal abortion at San Vicente include Sara Lint and Natalie Meyers. Despite their poor safety record, FPA was welcomed into the National Abortion Federation.

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