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Tonya Reaves, 24, was rushed to the hospital when doctors discovered that an incomplete second term abortion was earlier performed on the patient. Reaves’ uterus was perforated, during the botched abortion, which resulted in Reaves bleeding to death.
The Planned Parenthood facility in Illinois where the abortion took place was not regulated; these facilities in Illinois are exempt from inspections.
Troy Newman of the pro-life group Operation Rescue says, “Abortion deaths like this are completely avoidable. 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.”
It is evident that the Planned Parenthood facility failed to treat the uncontrollable bleeding as a result of the abortion. It took the facility five hours to call for help. Perhaps if they acted in a more time sensitive manner, Reaves would still be alive today.
Pro-life groups all over are calling for action and requesting that regulations be put in place for the state of Illinois. Pastor Cesar LeFlore the mid-west director for Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) said, “A woman who goes to an abortion provider naturally assumes that she is going to a medically approved facility and not to a company that is operating an unlicensed, uninspected, and unregulated surgery,” He went on to say, “The Planned Parenthood clinic is clearly not equipped to provide a second trimester abortion or to respond to an emergency situation.”
Reaves leaves her one year old son behind, as a result of this devastating incident. Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite, in a written statement released to television stations, refused to give further details, saying, “We do not publicly discuss private patient matters and we follow HIPAA laws that forbid the disclosure of patient information.”