Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1990: Abortion doc fails to diagnose ectopic, sends patient home to die

On October 15, 1990, 23-year-old Angela Satterfield underwent a safe, legal abortion.

The abortionist did not diagnose Angela's ectopic pregnancy. He simply performed an abortion procedure and sent her home.

That evening, the undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy ruptured. Angela was found dead in her home. She had hemorrhaged.

Her death certificate only mentions the ectopic pregnancy and the hemorrhage, but her autopsy notes the failure of the abortionist to diagnose the ectopic pregnancy.

In practice, does this hold true?
Yes. Women who choose abortion have lower rates of death from undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies.
No. Women who choose abortions are more likely to die from undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies.

Lynette is one of many deaths currently attributed to Inglewood Women's Hospital (aka Inglewood Women's Clinic) in Los Angeles County. The others are Yvonne Tanner, Kathy Murphy, Belinda Byrd, Cora Lewis, and Elizabeth Tsuji.

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