At a time when the Irish Government is contemplating the introduction of abortion, following intense international from the abortion lobby, Christian Newswire in the United States report the death of a 29-year old woman on Thursday Feb 7th as a result of fatal complications suffered during a late term abortion carried out at 33 weeks. Needless to say this abortion related death will not be reported by the Irish media, such deaths are rarely covered by mainstream media. A report on the case can be accessed on the following Operation Rescue link.
The woman, who underwent a third trimester abortion, arrived at a Maryland clinic operated by LeRoy Carhart on Sunday and was seen by pro-life activists every day through Wednesday. Witnesses said she appeared "pale and weak."
Early Thursday morning, the woman began suffering chest pain and other discomforts. Her attempts to reach the abortionist were unsuccessful. The woman was taken by her family from her hotel to a nearby hospital emergency room at approximately 5:00 a.m. Efforts by hospital staff to contact the abortionist or get informational assistance from the abortion clinic were unsuccessful.
The patient suffered massive internal bleeding into her abdominal cavity. She slipped into a Code Blue condition approximately six times before finally succumbing to her injuries at around 9:30 a.m. The case has been placed with the Medical Examiner for further investigation.
This tragic incident ironically occurred the same day that another medical emergency took place at a New Mexico abortion clinic involving long-time Carhart associate Shelley Sella. At the time of that incident, a politically motivated Medical Board in New Mexico was voting to clear Sella of negligence charges, related to a botched third trimester abortion using the same risky late-term abortion method employed by Carhart. This dangerous out-patient abortion process includes long periods of time where the patient is unmonitored while taking strong doses of a drug that causes unpredictable and sometimes violent contractions.
"The avoidable death of this young woman dramatically illustrates the dangers of third trimester abortions that are done outside of the safety of obstetrical standards," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-life Nation. "In 2005, Carhart was also involved in the death of Christin Gilbert, who died after a third trimester abortion in Wichita, Kansas. It is time for medical boards to put an end to these horrifically dangerous and barbaric third trimester abortions. If they do not, we can only expect Carhart and his associates to send more women to the morgue."