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Breaking: Planned Parenthood to pay $2 million in ‘wrongful death’ of Tonya Reaves
Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 02/07/2014 3:26:07 PM PST by Morgana

CHICAGO, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion in July 2012.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge John P. Callahan Jr. signed an Approval of Wrongful Death Settlement on January 24. Tonya Reaves, 24 Tonya Reaves, 24

Under the terms of the agreement, three plaintiffs – Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – must pay $2 million to the next of kin, her son Alvin Jones III. He was just one year old at the time of his mother's death. After lawyers' fees and probate expenses, the child will receive $1,479,571.39. Payments begin when he turns 18, in 2029 and are guaranteed until 2071.

That's far more than the $250,000 minimum the boy's father, Alvin Jones Jr., initially listed when he sued more than a year ago.

“All sums set forth herein constitute damages on account of personal injuries and sickness,” the settlement states.

But pro-life groups in the state say the abortion provider got off easy. Peter Breen, vice president and senior counsel of the Thomas More Society, said, “The fact that Planned Parenthood has been allowed to merely pay ‘hush money’ to the victim’s family without any further consequences is a slap in the face to every woman who walks through the doors of the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

Documents show that Reaves died from hemorrhaging caused by a botched second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion, which began at 11 a.m. on July 20, 2012.

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When the abortionist and staff at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood facility, located at 18 South Michigan Avenue, could not stop or control her bleeding, it was clear something had gone terribly wrong.

Reaves lay on the table, writhing and bleeding for five-and-half hours before staff arranged to have her transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Rather than call 911, they had Reaves transported by ambulance at 4:30 p.m. There is no evidence they informed Northwestern medical staff of the cause of her bleeding.

When the 24-year-old arrived, doctors found she had as much as a liter of blood in her abdominal cavity.

An ultrasound found that the abortion had been incomplete. A second abortion, performed at the hospital, removed the remains of her unborn child. But despite the staff's efforts, her bleeding persisted.

A second ultrasound found that Reaves' uterus had been perforated. Though they performed an emergency hysterectomy in a desperate bid to save her life, Reaves died.

The medical examiner who performed her autopsy found a 3/16” laceration in her uterus and an “extensive perforation of the left broad ligament” slicing through the left uterine artery. The uterus looked “ragged,” he wrote, from repeated cauterization attempts designed to staunch the internal wound.

The cause of her death was hemorrhaging, a perforated uterus, and delay.

The abortion provider's behavior constituted the “abandonment of a patient,” according to a legal complaint filed by Thomas Brejcha of the Thomas More Society with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation on behalf of his client, the Pro-Life Action League. "No known action has been taken by the IDPR to follow up on the complaint.," the Thomas More Society tells LifeSiteNews.

The document said the abortionists may be guilty of at least three separate violations of state law.

The Planned Parenthood facility's website stated that it only dispensed “emergency contraception” but did not reveal that it performed surgical abortions. That led Brejcha, Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, and others to ask whether the clinic was properly equipped to handle surgical abortions, especially the more complicated second trimester procedures.

(Story continues below) A screenshot of the facility's website A screenshot of the facility's website

Despite Reaves' death, Planned Parenthood set a new record in 2012 for the number of abortions it performed and the amount of taxpayer funds it received. That year, the nation's leading abortion provider aborted 333,964 babies and accepted $542.4 million in tax dollars, nearly half its budget.

“Tonya is the real face of the war on women,” Lila Rose told the Values Voters Summit in 2012.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: abortion; botchedabortions; coverup; cultureofcorruption; nothingtoseehere; parentalnotification; parentalrights; plannedparenthood; prolife; tonyareaves; waronchildren; waronwomen

1 posted on 02/07/2014 3:26:08 PM PST by Morgana
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To: narses; NYer; Salvation; onyx; GeronL

I want to start seeing ads on TV by lawyers that read “Were you hurt by an abortionist? If so call 1-800-***-**** We can help”


2 posted on 02/07/2014 3:28:10 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Good idea!

Planned Parenthood has hurt a lot more women than just one. How about a class action suit against them?


3 posted on 02/07/2014 3:29:36 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

the wages of sin is death

for the taxpayer the cost is much much higher


4 posted on 02/07/2014 3:32:01 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Morgana
Reaves lay on the table, writhing and bleeding for five-and-half hours before staff arranged to have her transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Wendy Davis fillibustered legislation to protect the women of botched abortions. So much for the feminazi lie about seeking to keep abortions safe.

5 posted on 02/07/2014 3:35:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Morgana

Parental notification is a necessity because of the potential risks that a minor cannot legally consent to.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 3:36:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Morgana

Planned Parenthood pay? How much did they get from taxpayers?


7 posted on 02/07/2014 3:36:27 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Girl Scouts will just have to sell more cookies.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 3:38:29 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Morgana; bigheadfred
"Reaves lay on the table, writhing and bleeding for five-and-half hours before staff arranged to have her transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital."

Holy God.

Holy Mighty.

Holy Immortal.

Have mercy on us.

9 posted on 02/07/2014 3:45:08 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Dies irae, Dies illa, / Solvet saeclum in favilla / Teste David et Sybilla.)
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To: Morgana

A great novel, almost prescient, about abortion, the media, and the truth.

10 posted on 02/07/2014 3:47:14 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Mrs. Don-o

This article is written for effect to justify a massive taxpayer payout for an ABORTION.

I sympathize with the dead.

If you have more information why this person should receive a huge monetary payout for conspiring and acting as an accomplice to murder please link it.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 3:53:14 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: annieokie

I won’t be buying any more. I’ll get them at Dollar General where they are cheaper and just as good!


12 posted on 02/07/2014 3:54:11 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Good for you, I quit buying them about 30 years ago.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 4:03:28 PM PST by annieokie
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To: GeronL; Morgana
the child will receive $1,479,571.39. Payments begin when he turns 18, in 2029 and are guaranteed until 2071.

the line forms here

14 posted on 02/07/2014 4:09:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I'm not sure I'm understanding your point. The article is about "Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay $2 million.."

There's not a word in it saying "taxpayers" should make this payout. LifeSiteNews' position is that PP should get $0 from taxpayers.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 4:13:41 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Dies irae, Dies illa, / Solvet saeclum in favilla / Teste David et Sybilla.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
hmmm... thanks for the reply and my info may not be current but it has been we support you
16 posted on 02/07/2014 4:19:13 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
From the link you posted:

"Pro-life groups quickly seized on the report to renew their calls for Congress to "defund" Planned Parenthood."

PP gets a lot of $$ from the U.S. Government, but the prolife groups are against that. LIfeSiteNews shares the prolife perspective.

17 posted on 02/07/2014 4:24:00 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Dies irae, Dies illa, / Solvet saeclum in favilla / Teste David et Sybilla.)
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To: bigheadfred
If you have more information why this person should receive a huge monetary payout...

The payout mainly goes to her other child that was only 1 when this happened.

18 posted on 02/07/2014 4:29:34 PM PST by digger48
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To: Mrs. Don-o
they can have that perspective all they want but Payments.... guaranteed until 2071.

This article doesn't specify where the payout money us coming from unless I missed it but it does point to the amount of taxpayer money involved in PP. Are you telling me that YOU (private donations) are funding and GUARANTEEING a specified payout?

19 posted on 02/07/2014 4:38:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

The article specifies that the payout money is coming from Planned Parenthood.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 4:39:38 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Dies irae, Dies illa, / Solvet saeclum in favilla / Teste David et Sybilla.)
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To: digger48

yeah i understand but the intent of my post is the (same) thing

see my last post


21 posted on 02/07/2014 4:40:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Mrs. Don-o

PP got $542 in taxpayer money last year

They spent $540 million in advertising campaigns to improve their image.

They invested $2 million in the hope it would yield 1.4 million 17 years from now GUARANTEED (good luck with that)

the rest of their abortions are performed free willy nilly

Listen. I am not trying to argue. And I have an admittedly blind spot and hard head on abortion. Enlighten me.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 4:47:40 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Morgana

That is a good idea!

But somehow they manage to maintain that they care about women, but they are disgraceful, it’s like even they themselves cannot face the truth of what they do.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 4:56:28 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

it isn’t like it just IS so start blaming yourself NOW

and hey buddy you got any change


24 posted on 02/07/2014 4:59:03 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SoFloFreeper

Peretti’s books are mind wrenching!


25 posted on 02/07/2014 7:48:54 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: annieokie

Me too. Of course I had girls in Camp Fire at that time and was a Camp Fire leader and co-president of our local county organization.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:30 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
I too had Camp Fire girls, and refuse to allow them to sell those cookies, no way was I going to let them go door to door (not a safe practice,IMO), for only 5 cents a box.

SO, we quit that group and started Blue Birds, had the girls all bring 5 Cents a week to put in the kitty and at the end we had a great time/party with the funds, and the girls were safe and sound.

27 posted on 02/07/2014 8:33:29 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

LOL! That must have been a mint of a party!

I always tell the Girl Scouts that I prefer the CampFire mints. Then if an adult is present (usually) I will continue about not respecting life.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 8:37:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Oh, we didn't collect a lot of money, but the girls and their moms felt like they were doing something, guess who pitched in the bulk of the cash? lol

Years later the moms said their girls still talked about all the fun we had. so something good came of it, and I had a lot of imagination back then to come up with activities.

29 posted on 02/07/2014 9:02:32 PM PST by annieokie
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