Woman Hospitalized From Botched Abortion Dies From Complications

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 27, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 27, 2005

Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A Kansas woman rushed to a local hospital after her abortion at a late-term abortion facility was botched has died. The 32 year-old woman was transported to Wesley Medical Center on January 13 from the abortion business owned and operated by late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller.

According to one source, who spoke with the pro-life group Operation Rescue, she arrived at the hospital with "severe hemorrhaging" and died "a few days later" from undetermined causes the source said "are very likely to be the result of a botched abortion."

According to 911 transcripts the group obtained, Tiller employee Marguerite Reed called for an ambulance after the abortion was botched.

The record indicates Reed was "very evasive" and "refused to give any information about the patient."

Later, Reed told 911 operators the woman suffered from "pain above the belly button." Reed said the woman was awake and alert and did not suffer from chest pain.

Troy Newman, president of the group, called on Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to ask the Kansas Board of Health Arts, which monitors doctors in the state, to investigate. His group filed a complaint with the state agency.

He also faulted Governor Sebelius for vetoing a bill that would have further regulated abortion facilities.

"I question the judgment of Governor Sebelius in vetoing the clinic regulation act," Newman said.

"That statue could very well have prevented this needless and tragic death," Newman added. "Our prayer of concern and sympathy go out to the family and loved ones for the untimely death of mother and child."

Operation Rescue officials say this is the fourth ambulance trip from Tiller’s abortion facility to Wesley in the last 13 months.

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