Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Abortion deaths in 1988

The Centers for Disease Control deigned to count the following abortion deaths in their most recent Abortion Surveillance Summary, for 2004:

Today I'll look at deaths in 1988. The CDC counts 16 legal and 0 illegal.

I have 14:

  • Demetrice Andrews died of multiple organ failure.

  • "Kelly" B was charted as "pink, responsive, alert" though she was in full cardio-respiratory arrest.

  • Junette Barnes bled to death.

  • Teresa Causey's last words were, "Oh, Mama, Mama, it hurts so much!"

  • Erna Fisher choked to death on her own vomit on the abortion table.

  • Dawn Mendoza started screaming and gasping for breath during her abortion.

  • Denise Montoya was 25 weeks pregnant when Douglas Karpen performed an outpatient abortion on her.

  • Joyce Ortenzio died of septic shock.

  • Katrina Poole died of post-abortion hemorrhage.

  • Allegra Roseberry consented to her abortion after being lied to about her baby's condition and the criteria to get into a cancer treatment program.

  • Stacy Ruckman was deliberately overdosed on Lidocaine.

  • Teresa Smith died of an embolism.

  • Laura Sorrels was found dead in a motel room, her 1-year-old daughter by her side.

  • Tami Suematsu went into respiratory failure.

    That means that there are at least two safe, legal abortion deaths in 1988 that I don't know about.

    For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:

    For more abortion deaths broken down by year, see this post.

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