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.
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