What is a Botched Abortion?
A botched abortion is when something goes seriously wrong during the abortion procedure. Oftentimes the instruments used during an abortion can cause severe damage to the woman seeking the abortion. Whether a suction machine or a curette is used, one slip can tear a hole in the uterine wall resulting to severe hemorrhaging and organ damage, which can be life changing or deadly.
How Do Abortion Clinics Handle Botched Abortions?
In two words – they can’t. Abortion clinics don’t have the experienced medical personnel or the equipment needed to treat these life-threatening issues. Sometimes they try to solve these problems, but this only delays the treatment that is needed. Ultimately they call 911 to have an ambulance take the patient to a local hospital. Unfortunately this adds more delay, as hospitals are not always nearby.
How Often Do Botched Abortions Occur?
Aren’t there statistics showing how often complications occur in abortions? No! And there are several reasons for this:
Most states don’t require abortion statistics to include complications.
Abortion clinics would prefer to not have this information
available to discourage potential customers.
Some complications occur after the patient leaves the abortion
clinic, so they go to their local ER. This is especially true when
hemorrhaging occurs from the abortion pill.
Incidences of botched abortions usually become known when an ambulance is seen at an abortion clinic.
Do Botched Abortions Happen Everywhere?
Yes. For example, in July alone a woman suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging at the Walnut Creek Planned Parenthood in Walnut Creek, California. She was the third botched abortion there this year. Likewise in July at the Manhattan Planned Parenthood a patient was rushed to the Mount Sinai Hospital, the 32nd identified case for this clinic. Also in July an ambulance rushed another woman with a life-threatening injury from Near North Planned Parenthood in Chicago, the 24th injury recorded for this clinic. These occur all across the country.
Are There Malpractice Lawsuits for Botched Abortions?
Yes. For example, the family of 24-year-old Tanya Reeves won a $2 million lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Chicago after she died from an incomplete abortion, a perforated uterus, and extensive hemorrhaging. Her 2-year-old son will receive the settlement when he reaches the age of 18.
What About Lawsuits Against Abortion Doctors and Abortion Clinics?
There are many such cases of doctors losing licenses and clinics being closed because of unscrupulous treatment of patients. For example, in Alabama, Dr. Leah Torres had her license to practice suspended when the licensing board possessed evidence “that the continuance in practice of Leah N. Torres, M.D. may constitute an immediate danger to her patients and/or the public.”
Suing well-funded abortion clinic chains like Planned Parenthood, however, is very difficult. Planned Parenthood made $1.6 billion in 2020, according to their annual report. Even efforts by state agencies to close down the Planned Parenthood St. Louis abortion clinic for “multiple life-threatening abortions” after injuring 72 women in botched abortions has failed to succeed.
The Most Gruesome Abortion Clinic Ever Exposed
Sometimes, however, the crimes against women and their unborn children have been so horrific that the truth finally comes out in an actual trial. This trial against Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his Philadelphia abortion clinic was beyond grotesque, killing many women and full term babies aborted alive who had their spinal cords cut to cause their deaths. The case was so bizarre that a movie was produced calling him America’s most notorious serial killer. Gosnell is serving life in prison without parole. Several blog articles describe the terrible things that went on in his “house of horrors.”
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