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Chicago Woman Dies After Abortion

Posted on | July 23, 2012 | 24 Comments

A 24-year-old Chicago woman died Friday after receiving an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic, CBS News reports.

Tonya Reaves died of a hemorrhage after undergoing a type of abortion procedure called “cervical dilation and evacuation” at the Michigan Avenue clinic, according to the medical examiner’s officer.

“It happened so fast,” the dead woman’s twin sister, Toni Reaves, told CBS. “She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone. We’re just trying to figure out what happened.”

Steve Ertelt of reported Reaves was underwent an abortion Friday at the Loop Health Center, a clinic operated by Planned Parenthood of Illinois, that advertises abortions for women who are up to 18 weeks pregnant. The “dialation and evacuation” procedure is typically “employed in pregnancies that have advanced beyond the first trimester,” Ertelt reported.

Reaves reportedly began bleeding heavily after the procedure and was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m. Friday.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite issued a statement: “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.”

UPDATE: The death of Reaves is also reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Blaze.

UPDATE II: The story has been picked up by the London Daily Mail in an article that features numerous Facebook photos of Reaves:

‘Abortion deaths like this are completely avoidable,’ said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, in a statement Sunday to the Christian Post.
‘When a woman bleeds to death after an abortion, it is usually an indication of error on the part of the abortionist coupled with a delay in calling for emergency assistance.’



24 Responses to “Chicago Woman Dies After Abortion”

  1. smitty
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    . . .we offer our deepest sympathies. 

    Except to the child who got murdered. Any child so stupid as to pick a mother who’d present an offering to Moloch really merits no sympathy, right?

  2. Dave
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    “abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record”
    I wonder how “safe” the babies would say it is?

  3. Bob Belvedere
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Well put.

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    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:09 am

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  5. Red
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I was going to say ::tackily enough I suppose:: that perhaps the unborn child was of the mindset that he/she wasn’t going out like that and not alone.

  6. ThomasD
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Margaret Sanger would have called that procedure a twofer.

  7. JeremyR
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    Slightly over half of all abortion services recipients die as a result of the proceedure.

  8. JeremyR
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    My heart goes out to the family. Its terrible when a baby is killed like that, and double the loss when his murderer is a family member.
    I feel for them like I do Travon Martins family….

  9. richard mcenroe
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    The woman didn’t have much of a chance either.  For all the talk about “choice”, I wonder how much of a “choice” PP offered her in terms of her options.  Or her family, for that matter.

  10. richard mcenroe
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Another black woman killed so white progressives can feel good about themselves…

  11. Zilla of the Resistance
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:15 am

     That would actually be a great title for a blog post, Richard.

  12. McGehee
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    The abortion lobby is Murder, Inc.

    They’re not interested in women’s rights or women’s health — they’re after the moolah.

  13. richard mcenroe
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:58 am

     Just felt a breeze over my head.  Must have been a hint going by. *g*  I’ll see what I can do.

  14. Quartermaster
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    It’s all about money. In this case it’s not Moloch to whom the sacrifice is tendered, but Mammon.

    Still, it’s the Devil behind it all.

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Maybe it was God’s choice…

    I am being glib.  God does not want us to murder our children and hopes we will see what an abomination this is.  

  16. Red
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    NO SH#T. Damn…

  17. Red
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    You’re sharp like that. When I feel that I surmise that it’s my missed flight. 🙁

  18. K-Bob
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Great.  You know Axelwad can spin this so she becomes another martyr to the cause of “sex without consequences,” and also go for the hat trick of tying it to the need for Obamacare and more social justice (whatever that means).

  19. Red
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Gross. Is it time to vote yet?

  20. John David Galt
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    How incredibly ironic, as well as hypocritical, that you “pro-lifers” blame the pro-choice side for this woman’s death, when you know perfectly well that if you get your way, all abortions will be done in back alleys and far more of them will end this way than do today.

  21. Cube
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    If legal abortions are all about “safety”, why does the abortion lobby fight so hard against having the regulations that apply to ALL OTHER MEDICAL FACILITIES also apply to them?  Why do they fight against reporting events like this one?

    Yeah, they really care about women – NOT!

  22. Safetyguy
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    So then Mr. Irony, a Double Homicide is good in your book?

  23. ThePaganTemple
    July 24th, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Why am I seeing so little sympathy for this poor unfortunate liberal Democrat woman. I’m telling you this partisan rancor has got to stop.

  24. SMH
    July 24th, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    What a load. Love how none of you people are menting the GREATER number of women dying from actual CHILD BIRTH.