Monday, October 15, 2007

Two more equally dead

On October 15, 1926, 23-year-old Ethel Horner died at Chicago's Jackson park Hospital from an abortion performed earlier that day. Dr. Albert Peacock was arrested the following day. On November 15, 1926, he was indicted for felony murder.

Fast forward to October 15, 1990, when 23-year-old Angela Satterfield underwent a legal abortion. The abortionist did not diagnose Angela's ectopic pregnancy. He simply performed an abortion procedure and sent her home. That evening, the undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy ruptured. Angela was found dead in her home. She had hemorrhaged. Her death certificate only mentions the ectopic pregnancy and the hemorrhage, but her autopsy notes the failure of the abortionist to diagnose the ectopic pregnancy.

I've said it before: the biggest, most significant difference I can see is that the abortionist who killed Ethel was prosecuted, and the one who killed Angela went blithely about his business unmolested. Yeah, real big improvement for women there.

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Anonymous said...

Are you aware that childbirth causes more deaths (on a percentage and numerical basis) than abortion? Should we outlaw childbirth?

Christina Dunigan said...

1. Nobody's been counting abortion deaths since Willard Cates and David Grimes left the CDC's abortion surveillance in the mid-1970s, so we don't know how the numbers actually compare.

2. Even if it was true, it'd be irrelevant. Come one, what would you think if after a plane crash the airline, the NTSB, and the FAA all shrugged and said, "More people die from driving. Why bother investigating something to statistically insignificant?"