A Michigan woman was found dead in her mother’s house this week just a few days after she had an abortion, WWMT News reports.
Police in Battle Creek, Michigan are investigating the 24-year-old woman’s death. At this time, they said they do not know where she had the abortion. The young woman, whose name has not been released, reportedly began complaining about severe stomach pains after she had the abortion last Tuesday. Her family told police that she went to the hospital where she was given pain medicine and told to see her primary doctor.
Detective Sergeant Troy Gilleylen said she went to stay at her mother’s house because it was only a block away from the hospital. Two days after the hospital treated her, the young woman was found dead on her mother’s bed in the basement of the house, according to police.
“There was no signs of any foul play or any external injury or anything that appeared to be out of the ordinary for us,” Gilleylen said.
Here’s more from the local news report:
Gilleylen says detectives are looking into whether this was a natural or medical-related death. And also if there is a criminal element.
But he says that will take time, because the full autopsy report is not expected to be complete for another three to four weeks.
We spoke briefly with the woman’s grandmother today.
She did not have much to say, but tells us her granddaughter leaves behind a one-year-old son.
An abortion can be a deadly procedure for the mother as well as the unborn child. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control reported more than 400 women have died from legal abortions since 1973.
Those are just the ones we know about. Dr. Freda Bush, an OBGYN and a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, said there probably are many more.
During an Evangelicals for Life Conference in January, Bush refuted abortion activists’ argument that legalized abortion protects women from unsafe abortions. She told the crowd that both surgical and medical abortions can lead to serious complications or even death; but many of the complications are not reported.
“So, we really don’t know how many abortions are being done, we don’t know how many people are dying of abortions because the numbers are not being kept,” Bush said. “As a matter of fact, the CDC even says that only 45 of the 50 states in the United States actually keep abortion records. We really don’t know how many abortions are being done in the United States and we know even less about the complications.”
In the past few years, LifeNews has reported several women’s deaths due to botched abortions. In 2015, a pro-life group in California learned that a woman reportedly died after a botched abortion in San Diego. In 2014, Lakisha Wilson died after a botched abortion at an Ohio facility; and 22-year-old Tonya Reaves bled to death after a Chicago Planned Parenthood clinic botched her abortion in 2012.