Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Searches: assorted providers of vital reproductive health care services

  • Abortion Eastern Women's Center: It's a National Abortion Federation member, which has faced numerous lawsuits. They've been slammed repeatedly for violations of health and safety regulation. Here is a sample of a fairly typical botched abortion. Eastern is where the fatal abortions were performed on Dawn Mack, Dawn Ravenelle, and Venus Ortiz -- who died a lingering death. NAF's web site promises "Referrals to quality abortion providers in the caller's area" and assures women that "In order to become a member, a clinic must complete a rigorous application process. Member clinics have agreed to comply with our standards for quality and care, updated annually in our Clinical Policy Guidelines, which set the evidence-based standards for abortion care in North America.". One look at what NAF promises and what they actually deliver ought to be enough to send any Attorney General off in search of an indictment for false advertising.

  • Deborah Lyn Levich is the Alabama provider of vital reproductive health care services supervising the nurse who gave RU-486 to a gravely ill pregnant woman who was nearly 40 weeks pregnant. And -- shades of Eastern Women's Center! -- the clinic in question was a National Abortion Federation member!

  • Death from illegal abortion: After Roe. Performed by amateurs (the rarest type). Performed by midwives and other paramedical folks (more common). Performed by doctors (the most common kind).

  • Abortion and Katz: Dr. Henry Katz was charged with manslaughter in the 1942 death of Harriet Lichtenberg. Dr. Maxwell Katz was indicted for manslaughter in the 1936 death of Rose Lipner. Or maybe our searcher was looking for Katz, the researcher who wrote up the legal abortion deaths of "Alice", "Anita", "Barbara", "Andrea", "Audrey", "April", "Annie", "Beth", "Judy", "Kimberly", "Tammy", "Vicki", "Becky", "Sandra", "Colleen", "Connie", "Robin", "Danielle", "Julie", "Roseanne", "Amanda", "Sheryl", "Sarah", Carole Schaner, "Amy", "Roxanne", and (though I had so many other sources I didn't cite Katz), Margaret Louise Smith.
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