Planned Parenthood

Tax Payers will pickup the tab


On Feb. 7, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation agreed to pay the family of Tonya Reaves, $2 million after she died from hemorrhaging from a botched abortion in 2012. Reaves received the abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic on 18 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago, Ill.

“Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar a year baby killing business,” Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, told “The money awarded to Tonya’s son is a pittance in comparison to what they are worth – $2 million dollars is just a tiny drop in a bottomless bucket. The truly sad thing is that no one can put a dollar value on the life a human being – a life snuffed out way too soon.”

Reaves, a healthy 24-year-old black woman, was 16 weeks pregnant at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, the time of her abortion.

Her death, according to the autopsy report, was due to “hemorrhage resulting from cervical dilation and evacuation due to an intrauterine pregnancy.” It shows that she suffered a 3/16 inch perforation of the uterus from forceps (a tool used during the D&E abortion procedure to dismember the fetus). She also had “extensive” perforation of her broad uterine ligament.

After the botched abortion took place at Planned Parenthood, Reaves bled for five and a half hours without medical treatment.

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