Friday, September 16, 2011

1999: Mother of five finally succumbs in nursing home after catastropic abortion injury

Shelby A. Moran, a 39-year-old mother of five, was given Prostaglandin F2 Alpha for a safe, legal abortion at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in January of 1978.

Immediately after the drug was injected, Shelby experienced grossly abnormal elevation of her blood pressure. The abortionist, Dr. John J. Barton, thought that the elevation would be transient, and left the facility.

Half an hour later, Shelby went into cardiopulmonary arrest. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen, causing dementia and speech aphasia.

Shelby was no longer able to care for herself, much less her five children. She required 24-hour care in a nursing home until her death on September 16, 1999. This is the longest time I've seen elapse between catastrophic abortion injury and death. Other lingering deaths include:
  • Carolina Gutierrez, who endured multiple amputations during the two months that doctors spent trying to save her
  • Suzanne Logan, who spent three years mute and paralyzed until her death
  • Deborah Lozinski, who spent two months in a coma before she died
  • Catherine Pierce, who lingered for seven months in a nursing home until her death
  • Venus Ortiz, who spent nearly six years in a coma before her death
  • Suzanne Logan, who spent three years mute and paralyzed until her death
  • Deloris Smith, whose 15th birthday came and went during the nearly five months she languished in a coma
Christi Stile remains in a vegetative state, mute and incapacitated, 18 years after her life-altering abortion on July 1, 1993.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I just found your blog today. Thank you for your efforts. To this day, I am still shocked that abortion is legal. I remember the arguments in the early 70s. The most loathsome was, "If we have legal abortion, there will be more more child abuse." Quite the contrary, more and more evidence points to the exact opposite outcome. A few "women's lib" types allowed all women to be used by the abortion industry, and a very profitable industry it is. Other things that certainly ought to come under "reproductive choice" would include home births. Yet, they are not widely legal. Why not? Simple. No profit to the medical establishment.

The simple fact is: Abortion is legal because it is profitable. The most violent thing you can do to a woman's body is an abortion.