Sunday, May 12, 2013

Three Legal, One Illegal, All Equally Dead

The family of 34-year-old Colleen Chambers had become concerned about her after her safe, legal abortion in 1991. They called an employee of the place Colleen lived, and asked him to check on her. He found her dead in her room. Autopsy showed that she had died from blood clots in her lungs and legs, and gave her date of death as May 12, 1991.

Gladyss Estanislao, 28-year-old mother of one, underwent a safe, legal abortion done by Alan J. Ross at The Wisconsin Avenue Women's Health Care Center on April 25, 1989. Even though the specimen contained no fetal parts, Ross "drew the conclusion that there had been a missed abortion. He then sent [Gladyss] home and prescribed medication instructing her as though the pregnancy had been terminated." On May 12, Gladyss was found unresponsive on the floor of the rest room near her college classroom. A doctor who was in the vicinity performed CPR while awaiting an ambulance. Gladyss was taken to a hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival from cardiac arrest due to blood loss from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, which Ross could easily have diagnosed. Even though, in theory, women who choose abortion should be less likely to die of ectopic pregnancy complications, experiences shows that they're actually //more// likely to die, due to sloppy practices by abortion practitioners.

"Anita" was a 23-year-old mother of two when she chose safe and legal abortion in 1971. She traveled from Massachusetts to New York to take advantage of the law legalizing abortion. She was 22 weeks pregnant. On May 11, the doctor initiated a saline abortion, then sent Anita home to expel the fetus. The next day, Anita was found unresponsive at her home. She was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She had bled to death.

On May 12, 1919, 38-year-old homemaker Susie Airey died at her Chicago home from infection caused by an abortion perpetrated by a midwife named Martha Richter. Richter went to trial on November 10, but the case was stricken off. Since

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