Friday, June 10, 2005

The wheels of justice grind slowly indeed

Diane Adams will be able to sue the people who killed her daughter in a botched abortion in 1992. Deanna Bell was 13 years old when staff at FPA's Albany Medical Surgical Clinic in Chicago gave her a massive overdose of Brevitol, then according to their own records, stood around doing nothing after she stopped breathing. The clinic in question was and remains a member of the National Abortion Federation. (Cite: Adams v. Family Planning Associates Medical Group, Inc., No. 1-98-2583; 1st District, June 30, 2000

I called the NAF hotline in 1995, posing as a patient scheduled for an abortion at Albany. I said that somebody had told me a girl had died there. The hotline counselor assured me, "All of the complications are reported here, and if there was an excessive amount of complications, they would not be a member of the National Abortion Federation." I then called Susan Shapiro, a NAF spokesperson, and what they'd tell a caller who wanted to verify a death. Shaprio told me, "We don't have that -- No, we would not inform them of anything specific, unless there was a problem. Then they wouldn't be NAF members if there was something -- if there was a serious problem, and if the complications were -- were serious, you know."

A report sent from Albany to the hospital that had referred Deanna read, "Date of service 9-5-92, Uneventful D&C, Thank you!" It was signed by abortionist Steve Lichtenberg.

So evidently Albany and NAF don't consider the death of a 13-year-old girl to be "eventful" or "serious."

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