Saturday, October 11, 2014

2000: Licensed after rusty instruments, Dayton clinic leaves patient dead.

Dayton Women's Health Services.had been caught operating without a license in 1999. It was inspected on October 27, 1999, to see if a license should be granted. Inspectors found rusty instruments, improperly-marked medications, and a failure to follow sterile technique. The clinic administrators were told they'd have to correct the problems to get a license. The clinic got the license after getting a waiver regarding follow-up care for patients.

The authorities evidently made a bad choice in trusting so shoddy a place to provide care to patients. On October 11, 2000, Detroit police were called to a private residence  to investigate the report of an unresponsive 21-year-old woman shortly after 6 p.m. The young woman was L'Echelle Head. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m. Preliminary reports were that she likely suffered some sort of embolism after an abortion at none other than Dayton Women's Health Services.

I know less about the death of 17-year-old Sharonda Rowe. Life Dynamics lists her on their "Blackmun Wallsafe and legal abortions. According to LDI, Sharonda had an abortion done in a doctor's office in Washington, DC on October 11, 1981. She suffered lacerations in her vagina and uterus, causing a massive, fatal air embolism.

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