Monday, July 23, 2012

The Tragedy of Unexpected Death...

Soviet poster circa 1925. Title translation:
"Abortions performed by either
trained or self-taught midwives
 not only maim the woman,
 they also often lead to death."

Adding to the heartbreak of unexpected pregnancy.

I read a story about a Chicago family, grieving over the death of their daughter and sister; a young mother of a one year old son.  The young mother, unmarried though engaged, died from complications after a routine medical procedure, which has been described as "a cervical dilation and evacuation". 

The woman died at Planned Parenthood:
She died after she’d had an abortion at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Av, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The death is so unusual considering PP's expertise in cervical dilation and evacuation of human tissue, which somehow develops within women's bodies after unprotected, or failure to artificially-control, coitus* with ejaculation - leading to fertilization-conception-implantation, and so on.

Killing the infant (foetus) is one thing, but the mother (patient) too?  What a senseless tragedy. 
“We were born the same day. She was my other half,” Toni said.
Toni Reaves said the family is trying to get through this.

“It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone. We’re just trying to figure out what happened… what happened,” she said.

Toni Reaves said her sister was engaged to be married and had one son – Alvin – who just had his first birthday. - Story here.
What happened?  What happened?  Women have abortions all of the time - some women even have more than one - they are repeat patients.  [Of course, it is not their fault.]  But the abortions are supposed to be safe and clinical medical procedures - that is one of the main reasons they are legal.  They are routine.  What happened?

*coitus - sexual union between a male (man) and a female (woman) involving insertion of the (male) penis into the (female) vagina.

We reap what we sow.


  1. "Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night from a hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner’s office."

    This is one of the most Orwellian statements I ever read in a news article. It makes her sound like she had two illnesses, when translated into normal English, are 1) an abortion and 2) a normal pregnancy. First time I've ever heard phrase "intrauterine pregnancy". Where exactly is a pregnancy supposed to occur? Intra-nasally?

  2. I'm glad you got that too.


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