Thursday, February 17, 2011

1995: One victim of multi-state quackery enterprise

Lisa Bardsley was 26 years old when she went to Dr. John Biskind in Phoenix, Arizona. She was at least 20 weeks pregnant when she underwent her supposedly safe and legal abortion on February 16, 1995.
An hour after the abortion was completed, Lisa was discharged from the clinic. With a friend who had accompanied her, Lisa headed home to northern Arizona.

Lisa took ill, so she and her friend stopped at a motel and called for medical help. Lisa was taken to a hospital in Cottonwood, where she died February 17.

The autopsy showed that she'd bled to death from a large uterine laceration. (Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners, # 9215)

Biskind went on to get into further trouble for delivering a live, nearly term infant during an abortion performed on a teenager, and for the abortion death of Lou Ann Herron. Herron's death got far more press than Bardsley's, whose death for some reason did not capture public attention or generate outrage the way Herron's death did.

Biskind's license was finally revoked in 1998.


The clinic where Lisa died was owned by abortionist Moshe Hachamovitch, who was implicated in the abortion deaths ofChristina Goesswein, Tanya Williamson, Luz Rodriguez, and Jammie Garcia.


Hira Animfefte said...

The way you've highlighted the text has made it nearly illegible. Is there some other way you could highlight it?

I'm a fan of what you're doing here.

Christina Dunigan said...

Blogger is doing some weird things with the links. I'll see what I can do.

Dwyanna Stoltzfus said...

I have been following your blog and I have a question for you. You may know this and it would help save me hours of digging on the web. What happens when a minor gets pregnant as a result of incest? Can that parent then sign for that child to have a forced abortion? Is the child given a voice at all? Would you know if this changed over the last 30 years? Thanks for all you write here!! I love your blog!!

Christina Dunigan said...

Legally, they may not. At least not if she is able to object, and isn't mentally incapacitated. From a practical standpoint, I think it likely they'd find somebody to do the crime. And I doubt that's a change.

Kathy said...

Kermit Gosnell would do abortions on unwilling participants. The Grand Jury Report noted with some horror that one of the standard papers he gave to abortion patients, was a paper that allowed them to choose for themselves the level of anesthesia for the abortions; it included a line saying that they should choose a heavy dose if they were being forced into the abortion by their partner or parents.