Tonya Reaves Dies, Thanks to Planned Parenthood

Tonya Reaves (Credit: Facebook)
Tonya Reaves, pronounced dead after abortion at Planned Parenthood

Last Friday, Tonya Reaves went to Planned Parenthood to have a cervical dilation and evacuation abortion procedure, and never made it home. She died in a hospital 12 hours after her procedure took place. Why? Abortion is a “safe and legal” procedure, right? Wrong.

Tonya went to America’s largest abortion chain for a second trimester abortion. Being that far along highly increased her risk of complications; something they may or may not have told her. Her family was heartbroken when they heard the news, as they hadn’t even know where Tonya had been. “It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone,” says her twin sister, Toni. Her family begged for answers, receiving none from Planned Parenthood. And now we know why.

New documents uncovered about this case reveal Planned Parenthood’s failure to assist Tonya following her abortion. She apparently suffered heavy bleeding after her procedure, but was not attended to until five hours later when an ambulance was called. 5 hours.  Um, who the heck leaves a suffering bleeding woman unattended for 5 hours? [Yeah, Planned Parenthood did.]

After she was taken to the ER, doctors there were not informed about her complications.  Dr. James Anderson, M.D. tells us:

“I have always had to evaluate the situation, come to my own conclusions, and initiate what I thought was appropriate treatment. This definitely created some time delays that were not in the patient’s best interest. These delays can have life-threatening implications when dealing with hemorrhage or infection.”

This delay eventually cost Tonya her life. She had been hemorrhaging, which wasn’t caught early enough by ER doctors (because PP didn’t tell them anything). After ultrasounds in the ER, they eventually found that Tonya’s uterus had been perforated, and her abortion had been incomplete, leading to more bleeding, and further complications.

After all that happened, Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO Carole Brite issued a statement saying:

“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient.”

While I assume most health care workers care about their patients, Planned Parenthood neglected a suffering woman, and caused her to die. Is that really caring? Her abortionist left her with a perforated uterus, an incomplete abortion, bleeding and alone. For 5 hours. Tonya’s family has obtained an attorney, and will possibly file a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood.

Will you help me spread the word about the danger of Planned Parenthood?

4 thoughts on “Tonya Reaves Dies, Thanks to Planned Parenthood

  1. I think it is unfortunate, however it certainly does not make abortion unsafe. People die from minor medical procedures all the time, certainly doesn’t make them unsafe. Fact is, abortion, when regulated and performed under correct medical supervision is a wonderful choice for a woman. Make it illegal and watch many more Tonya Reeves reported in the news.


    1. Jake, thanks for commenting. I love to hear what people think about these things, even if I don’t agree with them. Here are some things I thought about after reading your comment: How does abortion not qualify as “unsafe” when people die from it?

      Abortion is not a minor medical procedure, and I certainly don’t hear about people dying regularly from something like getting your appendix removed or other minor surgery. On the other hand, I do hear about people dying and being seriously injured by abortion all the time.

      The abortion industry is widely unregulated, making an already risky procedure unsafe. This is why cases like Ms.. Reeves are not uncommon.

      Now I’ve never experienced an abortion, but I’ve read so many stores, met people, and not a single post-abortive woman has described abortion as a “wonderful” choice. Women suffer from grief, depression, and all sorts of emotional/mental/spiritual/physical side effects. Sure doesn’t sound too wonderful to me.

      And to finish off your comment, many people like to think that making abortion legal has saved thousands of women from “back-alley” abortions, and death due to them. That’s not true. According to the U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics, 39 women died of unsafe abortions in 1972 (the year before it was legalized) in America. Well, according to the United Nations, approximately 75,000 women die worldwide annually from unsafe abortions. Has the legalization of abortion made it more safe? No, it’s just made it more available.


  2. Have you ever considered the factor of human error in this situation? You are currently blaming the entire Planned Parenthood organization, a national company, for the death of one woman. If a doctor neglects a patient during surgery, should you blame the entire hospital? Or the college he studied at? Absolutely not. Every medical procedure has risk in it, including things as trivial as wisdom teeth removal. The neglect this woman suffered in her surgery is the fault of the doctor that was in charge of her, not the fault of the organization. If you are trying to make an argument against Planned Parenthood using this one incident, then your argument is very weak.


    1. While the actions of one man cannot necessarily be attributed to the organization he works for, PP has repeated offenses. Abortion itself is unsafe, and women are injured by all types of abortionists at PP and other clinics.


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