Wednesday, February 20, 2008

News from Laura Smith's mom

Laura Hope Smith, age 22, died September 13, 2007 on a Hyannis, Massachusetts abortion table. Her mother learned of Laura's death when she answered the phone, seeing Laura's number on the caller ID and expecting a happy chat. Instead she got Laura's hysterical friend, weeping and crying out incoherently something about "Laura" and "hospital" and "not breathing" and "abortion". Then a doctor took the phone and told Eileen, "Laura's gone."

For the five months since then, Eileen has been trying to get to the bottom of how a healthy young woman can end up quickly dead from what is supposed to be safe and simple surgery.

Well, the Medical Examiner has verified that Laura did indeed die from cardiac arrest during the anesthesia for an abortion. Not much to show for nine months of work, since he still isn't addressing what caused the cardiac arrest.

However, the good news is this: Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, who was performing the abortion and responsible for Laura's well-being, has gotten his medical license yanked. It's a temporary measure, pending a full hearing, because the board felt Osathanondh posed a threat to public safety.

Let's pray that this measure prompts Osathanondh to reassess what he's been doing with his life. Carol Everett, who used to run a string of abortion mills in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, sent a woman home to bleed to death of a treatable injury in 1982. She's now running The Heidi Group, providing care and hope to women she had once seen as nothing but dollar signs. If Carol can change, Osathonondh can, too.

Let's storm Heaven with prayers for this guy, that the truth will set him free, permanently ending his career as an abortionist. The greatest good that can come from Laura's senseless death is for Osathonondh to become a true friend to women in need.

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Joy said...

Why on earth are so many young girls and women dying from these procedures, some of which are similar to a D&C??? Are there incompetent people performing them? I just don't understand!

Christina Dunigan said...

Most of the cases I've seen have involved some manner of quackery. By and large, nobody goes into medicine dreaming of becoming an abortionist. It's something they drift into because they need the easy money.

Tommy Swate became an abortionist after his methadone clinic was shut down for killing patients.

Steve Brigham became an abortionist after he got slammed by the medical board for screwing up his stop-smoking clinic and weight-loss clinic.