Tuesday, July 29, 2008

1988: Embolism kills mother during abortion

Dawn Mendoza underwent a safe, legal abortion at the hands of Edward Rubin at Women's Medical Pavilion in Dobbs Ferry, New York, on June 29, 1988.

Rubin did a D&C abortion on Dawn, a 28-year-old mother of two, who then started screaming and gasping for breath. Staff tried unsuccessfully to revive her, but she died without ever being transferred to a hospital.

The medical examiner determined that she had died from amniotic fluid embolism, as evidenced by particles of placenta and amniotic fluid in her lungs.

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Anonymous said...

did anyone know my mother dawn? This is her daughter Chanelle.

Christina Dunigan said...

Hi, Chanelle.

I'm sorry, but I never knew your mom. The notes I have on her death say that your uncle went to the abortion appointment with her, and that's really all I know.

You might try doing a search someplace like Classmates.com, or looking at her old school yearbooks for names then looking on FaceBook and MySpace.