Saturday, July 09, 2005

Is only one of these deaths tragic?

Today, July 10, is the anniversary of two abortion deaths.

Virginia Wolfe, age 33, went to Methodist Women's and Children's Hospital on July 6, 1998, to have an abortion performed by Dr. Lillian Jones. Jones performed a suction abortion. During the procedure, she punctured Virginia's uterus and bladder. Virginia suffered massive hemorrhage, losing so much blood that her heart stopped. Doctors repaired her bladder and removed her uterus, but Virginia's brain had already been damaged by the lack of oxygen. Virginia was pronounced dead on July 10, 1998.

The other death that took place on July 10 wasn't discovered until July 13. But this one was in 1926. A laborer on his way to work stumbled across the dismembered remains of a young woman, tossed along the side of a lonely road between two cemeteries near Boston. An autopsy pointed to illegal abortion as the cause of death. By July 15, the young woman had been positively identified as 20-year-old Edith Green, who had been an attendant at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. Further investigation led to her boyfriend, who then implicated Dr. Thomas E. Walsh, who had performed the fatal abortion on July 10. Walsh and his wife were charged with murder in Edith's death.

Again, to prolifers both deaths were tragic, unnecessary, and unacceptable. Any prochoicers want to jump in and say otherwise?

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