Monday, May 02, 2016

Safe and Legal in 1985

1985: Hidden Injury, Lingering Death

The survivors of 29-year-old Kathleen Gilbert sued David Turow andWomen's Aid Clinic when she bled to death after her safe and legal abortionThe family accused Turow of performing an incomplete abortion, lacerating Kathleen's uterus, and failing to detect her injuries. She was sent home and continued to bleed and pass clots for a month before her death on May 2, 1985. Kathleen's death certificate confirms that Kathleen's death was due to hemorrhage from a perforated uterus.

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