Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1979: Antiquated abortion method kills young mother

Life Dynamics lists 24-year-old Lynn McNair on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions.
LDI notes the following:

  • Lynn was 23 weeks pregnant when she was injected with saline by Dr. Edward Rubin at Jewish Memorial Hospital.
  • The first injection of saline failed to kill the fetus, so Lynn was given a second injection.
  • After this second dose, Lynn went into contractions and slipped into a coma.
  • She died March 23, 1979 of a pulmonary embolism of amniotic fluid.
  • She left two children motherless.

LDI Sources: "Fatal Pulmonary Embolism During Legal Induced Abortion in the United States from 1972-1985, Lawson, Herschel W., MD, Atrash, Hani K., MD, MPH, Franks, Adele L., MD, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 162, No. 4, April 1990, p. 986-990; New York County (NY) Supreme Court Docket No. 4492-81

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