Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1970: Coed killed in California abortion

Sara Franki Lint, a 22-year-old coed, submitted to an abortion at San
Vicente Hospital
in Los Angeles, California, on August 11, 1970. Adolpho
Zlotolow, who operated San Vicente said that Sara went into ventricular fibrillation (an erratic heart pattern that can't sustain life) soon after the abortion was initiated by either Albert Kapstrom or Milton Gotlib.

The technique being used on Sara, hysterotomy, was one with a known high maternal mortality rate. San Vicente staff treated Sara for an hour before transferring her to Midway Hospital down the street, where she died at 4:57am on August 12. The autopsy found yellow fluid in Sara's heart, frothy tan fluid in her lungs, and a seven-inch male fetus in Sara's uterus.

  • How was it that Sarah was able to get a hospital abortion before the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide?
    She had serious health problems, so her abortion was permitted even though most abortions were illegal.
    Her doctor had lied on her medical records, pretending he had admitted her to the hospital for another procedure so he could do the abortion secretly.
    Sarah had been exposed to rubella ("German measles"), so she was allowed to get an abortion on the grounds of a risk of birth defects.
    Abortion was legal in California already at the time of Sarah's abortion.

  • What happened to San Vicente Hospital and the abortionist after Sarah's fatal abortion?
    The hospital was not disciplined, but the doctor lost his medical license.
    The hospital was closed and the doctor went to prison until his attorney used Roe vs. Wade as leverage to get his conviction overturned.
    They both got sued, but didn't face any disciplinary actions since they hadn't broken any laws.
    Absolutely nothing. There were no repercussions of any sort.

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    Anonymous said...

    1st Q b then d
    2nd d then c

    didn't know that there were abortion hospitals


    Christina Dunigan said...

    Yeah, and abortion proponents played a pretty sneaky trick. There was a study published comparing the rate of admissions for abortion complications before and after legalization. Well, since the abortions were being done in hospitals, MOST OF THE WOMEN WHO HAD COMPLICATIONS DID NOT HAVE TO BE ADMITTED FOR THEM, since they were already there! The admission records would be to undergo an abortion, not to be treated for complications of one.

    Note that there was no parallel study in New York purporting to show a decrease in hospital admissions, since New York was an outpatient free-for-all.

    Tricky. And sneaky and underhanded and dishonest. Just the sort of thing you'd learned to expect from the abortion lobby.

    Anonymous said...

    here, here

    ( I am on someone, elses pc my network connection is down.)