Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012.
Other reports have implicated a 5+ hour delay by the Michigan Avenue PP in getting Reaves to Northwestern and more delays in getting treatment there. At the hospital Reaves was allegedly found to be suffering from an incomplete abortion and perforated uterus.
Reaves’ son is now 3 years old and will receive $1,479,571.39 after attorneys get their cut. Payment will be dispensed to him beginning when he is 18 as follows (click to enlarge):
(An attorney friend explained in an email that the delay in payments to Reaves’s son “is so he can make the decision how to spend it as an adult, which is not that unusual with large sums. Too many times it is spent by guardians and nothing left for child.”)
At any rate, this is huge news, no? Were this a settlement to a family whose loved one died because a hospital refused her an abortion, it would be broadcast everywhere.
And the plot thickens in this case because abortion clinics in Illinois are completely unregulated. What a tie-in to all the legislation being proposed, passed, and sued in the states requiring that abortion clinics be regulated and inspected! What a counterpoint to pro-abortion protests that these regs are unwarranted!
Oh, but wait. This story thwarts the pro-abortion agenda in so many ways, doesn’t it. Any news organization reporting on it would look too fair and balanced.
UPDATE 2/11, 9:40a: Thomas More Society, on behalf of Pro-Life Action League, has filed a formal complaint with the Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation requesting an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
LifeNews.com Note: Jill Stanek fought to stop “live birth abortions” after witnessing one as an RN at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. That led to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act legislation, signed by President Bush, that would ensure that proper medical care be given to unborn children who survive botched abortion attempts.