Saturday, November 24, 2007

November 24 abortion nightmares

  • Barbara R., age 21, sued Women's Health Services in Pittsburgh after she underwent an abortion there on November 24, 1981. Barbara said that she was not provided with adequate informed consent prior to the abortion, nor with adequate follow-up instructions and care afterward. Two days later, Barbara was admitted to the hospital with severe fever, chills, and abdominal pain. Surgeons there found a septic incomplete abortion, with necrotic-appearing endometrial tissue. They also found a hole in Barbara's uterus, and pooled blood in her pelvic cavity. (Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Case No. GD83-14156)

  • Vicky R. filed suit against the notorious Inglewood Women's Clinic after an abortion performed there by Stephen Pine on November 24, 1982. She suffered "perforation in the anterior lower uterine segment, left ovary and tube damaged with scar tissue, abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, urinary problems, severe shock to her nervous system, and other injuries." Vicky required hospitalization and care by physical therapists to recover from her injuries. (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. C476082) Vicky was lucky. Belinda Byrd, Kathy Murphy, Cora Lewis, Lynette Wallace, and Elizabeth Tsuji didn't survive their Inglewood abortions.

  • Mary L., age 29, filed suit against Dr. Robert F. Meger and Birth Control Care Center after an abortion she underwent there at Meger's hands on November 24, 1986. The suit says that Meger "punctured [Mary's] uterus and gouged out a portion of [her] colon." Twice Mary called the clinic to report pain, fever, and bleeding. Meger diagnosed her trouble as a urinary tract infection. Three days after the abortion, Mary was admitted to ths hospital, "wherein an intact fetus of 12 approximate weeks gestation, including an umbilical cord, and placental tissue were removed from Mary's abdominal cavity." Rather than remove the fetus, Meger had shoved it through a hole in Mary's uterus and left it there. Mary had to undergo surgery to repair her damaged uterus and colon. She was hospitalized for seven days. (Clark County District Court Cse No. A275976)

  • Roma H., age 32, went to I.C. Medical Building Associates for an abortion on November 24, 1987. She suffered severe pain and fever afterward, but when she called the clinic they assured her that her symptoms were normal. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent a procedure to remove retained fetal tissue. (New York Daily News, December 15, 1989)

  • Tracie M., age 18, filed suit against Missippi abortionist Tommy Tucker. She said she submitted to an abortion by Tucker at his office on November 24, 1990. Her uterus and bowels were perforated, and other internal organs were injured and damaged. She required hospitalization and suffered permanent injury. (Jefferson County Circuit Court Civil Action No. CV913260) Tucker is the aborionist responsible for the death of Angela Hall.
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