Wednesday, August 06, 2008

1988: Toddler found in motel room with dead mom

On August 6, 1988, 30-year-old Laura Sorrels was found dead in a motel room, her one-year-old daughter by her side.

Two weeks earlier, she had undergone a safe and legal abortion at a facility in Lancaster, California. Whoever had done the abortion hadn't noticed that there had been no embryo in Laura's uterus. It has been in her fallopian tube. As a result, Laura had been left unaware of the ectopic pregnancy -- which the abortion clinic should have easily diagnosed -- and thus not knowing that she needed medical care. The tube ruptured, and Laura, alone with her young child, had bled to death internally.

Even though, in theory, women who choose abortion should be less likely to die of ectopic pregnancy complications, experiences shows that they're actually more likely to die, due to sloppy practices by abortion practitioners.

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