Wednesday, October 11, 2023

October 11, 2000: Authorities' Trust Allows Deadly Abortion

 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. 

A little less than a year later, October 11, 2000, Detroit police were called to a private residence on to investigate the report of an unresponsive 21-year-old woman shortly after 6 p.m. The young woman was L'Echelle R. Head, AKA L'Echelle Hall. 

L'Echelle 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 performed Dayton Women's Health Services.

A December, 2000 inspection found that a nurse at Dayton Women's Health Services had pre-signed blank post-operative sections on patient records -- a fact that was discovered only because the patients in question hadn't actually shown up for their abortions at all. 

L'Echelle's obituary indicates that she left behind a daughter, her parents, and three sisters.

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