Woman May Have Died From Botched Abortion at Massachusetts Facility

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 28, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 28,

Hyannis, MA (LifeNews.com) — Two weeks ago, a Massachusetts woman may have died from an abortion at an abortion business in this southeastern city. The unnamed woman apparently died after suffering hemorrhaging caused by an abortion obtained at Women Health Center in the Cape Cod town of Hyannis.

It appears that abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh, did the abortion that may have caused her death. He made headlines in 2001 when he threatened to kill staff members because of misplaced paperwork.

Massachusetts Citizens for Life first informed LifeNews.com of the possible abortion death and the pro-life group Operation Rescue has looking into it as well.

LifeNews.com contacted the Women Health Center and did not receive a response to a request for comment on the story.

Operation Rescue contacted the abortion business as well and a receptionist was upset when asked about the incident and responded "I can’t help you."

The pro-life group says it has learned the name of the victim and that she is a Christian who attended a Calvary Chapel church in a nearby town. She has a space on the social networking site MySpace and is a cosmetologist who was born in Honduras and was adopted by a family in the U.S.

The organization says a complaint has been filed against Osathanondh with the Massachusetts Board of Registration In Medicine regarding the abortion death.

"Our nation is facing a crisis of dangerous abortionists operating in unsafe abortion mills, killing innocent babies — sometimes illegally as we have seen in some states — and injuring and killing unsuspecting women," spokeswoman Cheryl Sullenger told LifeNews.com.

"More must be done to stop these predatory abortion businesses from inflicting additional human tragedy on society," she said.

Sullenger says the abortion death brings up a problem within the Christian community.

"There simply is not adequate teaching from the pulpits about abortion, and therefore Christians are aborting their babies at a shocking rate," she explained.

"According to some statistics, 68% of women obtaining abortions attend some denomination of Christian church. This shows a shameful failure on the part of American pastors to properly teach their congregations what the Bible says about human sexuality and the sanctity of life," she concluded.