Monday, September 03, 2007

Anniversary: Abortion tourism kills mother, too

After California legalized abortion on demand in 1970, a Texas company began selling abortion referrals and air fare. Twenty-year-old Katherine Morse was one customer.

Katherine was admitted to Bel Air Memorial Hospital in LA County on September 1, 1972. (Until Roe v. Wade, California abortions were performed in hospitals, and many hospitals opened specializing in abortion.) John Dupont initiated a saline abortion on Katherine. Katherine dveloped a 102 degree fever, then expelled the dead baby just after midnight on September 3.

Katherine's blood pressure rose, she went into shock, and was pronounced dead by Dupot at 9:40 AM. An autopsy found sepsis, and gangrene of the ovary.

September 3 also marks a criminal abortion death. On that day in 1903, Mrs. Florence Gaiewski died in St. Mary's Hospital in Chicago from an abortion performed there that day. Dr. Ladislaw Slominski was arrested September 4, held by Coroner's Jury September 8, and indicted for felony murder,but discharged by a Grand Jury.


genslub3 said...

unlike the babies at least the moms had a choice.

Christina Dunigan said...

She didn't choose to die. She trusted these people and thought she'd be safe.

I've been reading about how people respond to stress and crisis and I really think that the prolifers need to do preventitive work, educating people about how in a society that presents abortion as a default position for being distressed when pregnant, it's easy for women to let society make a choice for them by steering them into abortion.

The idea's not well thought out yet.