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  • Gosnell worker testifies: Baby being ‘aborted’ ‘screamed…like a little alien’

    04/09/2013 4:45:03 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 4/8/2013 | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2013 ( – Former abortion worker Sherry West testified that she heard a baby “screaming” and “screeching” during an "abortion" that took place at Kermit Gosnell's “House of Horrors” abortion facility. The proprietor, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, asked her to help him with something and directed her to another room. There an 18-to-24-inch baby, who did not yet have eyes, was lying in a clear glass pan, she recalled in horror. It was “screeching, making this noise” that “sounded like a little alien," she said. It “really freaked me out,” she said, causing her to leave the room....
  • Mother and Baby Killed By Notorious Maryland Abortionist

    02/12/2013 9:54:55 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    Christian News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Germantown, Maryland – A young mother and her baby both died last week at the hands of a notorious abortionist who has licenses in several states across the country. Reports state that 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli of New Rochelle, New York died on Thursday following complications from a botched abortion. Morbelli was 33 weeks pregnant with a baby girl that had been named Madison Leigh. According to sidewalk counselors outside of abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Maryland, Morbelli had traveled to the abortion facility the previous weekend for a late-term abortion. It is believed that the woman...
  • Young Woman Who Died from Botched 33-Week Abortion Identified

    02/10/2013 6:00:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    lifenews ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The woman who died and was a victim of a botched 33-week abortion has been identified as 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, of New Rochelle, New York. A report from pro-life blogger Jill Stanek says two sources confirmed the identity of the victim. Morbilli died Thursday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks at the hand of late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. The abortion took place at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland. “Carhart’s alleged victims were 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, pictured right, and her 33-week-old preborn daughter, Madison Leigh,” Stanek reports. “I...
  • Abortion Reportedly Kills Woman in New York at A1 Medicine Abortion Center

    01/26/2010 4:30:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 957+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/26/10 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY ( -- A New York woman has apparently died as a result of a failed abortion done at the A-1 Women's Care abortion center located in the Jackson Heights section of Queens. Reports indicate emergency officials responded to an emergency call from the A1 Medicine facility at 95-45 Roosevelt on Monday afternoon. WPIX-TV indicates a woman in her 30s was reportedly undergoing heavy bleeding and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was later pronounced dead.The television station indicates an investigation into the failed abortion is ongoing and that one question officials are examining is whether...
  • UN Health Data Show Liberal Abortion Laws Lead to Greater Maternal Death

    08/21/2009 6:25:56 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Catholic Famly and Human Rights Institute ^ | August 13, 2009 | Aracely Ornelas
    The world's largest abortion provider, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has recently acknowledged an alarming "surge" in maternal deaths in South Africa, challenging the pro-abortion mantra that liberal abortion laws decrease maternal mortality. Maternal deaths increased by twenty per cent in the period 2005-2007 in South Africa, a country that since 1996 has had one of the most permissive abortion laws on the African continent. While deaths attributable to HIV/AIDS account for the biggest portion of maternal deaths in South Africa, IPPF acknowledges that a portion of deaths are "due to complications of abortion" in a country where the procedure...
  • Abortion Drug Has Killed 29 Women, European Maker Tells Italy's Government

    07/31/2009 2:20:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/31/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy ( -- The world may never know how many thousands of women have been injured, or even killed, by the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug. The best worldwide guess is that 13 women have been killed as a result of the mifepristone abortion pill, but the maker of the drug in Europe is saying 29 women have died. If the information given to the Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) by European abortion drug maker Exelgyn is correct, then twice as many women have died from the abortion drug globally than the pro-life community has thought. Currently, eight women have...
  • Abortionist Killed: National News -- Abortionist Kills Woman: Ignored

    06/17/2009 5:19:42 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies · 697+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | June 16, 2009 | Valerie Mosher Pfeil
    Abortionist George Tiller's death brought an outpouring of national media headlines and Congressional condolences to his family by a resolution approved by the US House. Laura Hope Smith's death at the hands of an abortionist was and continues to be ignored and her mother's effort to bring it to the attention of her senator was stonewalled. "Where was the press when my daughter Laura died at the hands of an abortionist?" asks Eileen Smith, Laura's mother. A media search shows mostly news reports from nonprofit organizations, religious news and other alternative media. Laura's death was mentioned 10 months later in...
  • Another Study Suggests Planned Parenthood at Fault in Abortion Drug Deaths

    06/17/2008 5:22:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 184+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/17/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Another study suggests Planned Parenthood is at fault in the deaths of women in the United States from the abortion drug RU 486. The abortion business had been telling women to use the drug in a different way than the FDA guidelines suggested and the study shows it contributed to the deaths. So far, eight women have died from the use of the abortion drug, including women going to Planned Parenthood abortion centers in California.Planned Parenthood had been telling women to use the abortion drug vaginally, even though the FDA indicated oral use is safer for...
  • Inquest Told Teen Died After Taking Abortion Pills

    06/13/2008 10:19:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 512+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2008
    An English teenager died from complications two weeks after taking two abortion pills, her mother told an inquest into her death this week.Manon Jones, 18, described by her mother as a devout Christian teen, opted to terminate her pregnancy at six weeks because she feared the pregnancy would cause conflict within her "Muslim" boyfriend's family, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The teen took the first dose of medication to terminate the pregnancy on June 10, 2005, and the second two days later. On June 15, Jones felt light-headed and experienced heavy bleeding so her boyfriend took her to Southmead...
  • Christian teenager died after aborting Muslim boyfriend's child

    06/12/2008 4:50:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 85+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/13/2008 | Nick Britten
    A teenage Christian died a fortnight after having an abortion to avoid conflict with her Muslim boyfriend's family, an inquest has heard. Manon Jones, 18, suffered bleeding and went into shock after part of the embryo remained inside her. Doctors admitted her care on the night she died was compromised because they were so busy dealing with other cases and had they had more time to treat her "things could have been different". Miss Jones's mother, Llywela, told the inquest that after finding out she was pregnant in May 2005 her daughter was keen to keep the baby. But...
  • Convicted Felon Abortionist is Now the Principal of a Chicago Elementary School

    03/22/2008 10:41:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 1,188+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/20/08 | Hilary White
    CHICAGO, March 20, 2008 ( - A convicted felon and abortionist responsible for the deaths of at least two women has been hired at a Chicago public school as the new principal. A spokesman from Mildred I. Lavizzo School in the greater Roseland area told a pro-life advocate that the Lavizzo school council were apprised of the full background of their new principal, Dr. Arnold Bickham. Jill Stanek, a Chicago area pro-life activist and nurse posted a letter on her website from an 8th grader at the school, who said that students and teachers "aren't comfortable with being around him...
  • Mother of Woman Who Died After Planned Parenthood Abortion Files Suit

    06/21/2007 6:28:01 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 606+ views ^ | June 21, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Riverside, CA ( -- The mother of a woman who died after an abortion at a Planned Parenthood in this city east of Los Angles has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the abortion business. The lawsuit contends that Planned Parenthood officials gave 21 year-old Edrica Goode poor medical care prior to the abortion that claimed her life. Goode went to the Planned Parenthood abortion center on January 31 pregnant and with a vaginal infection. Despite the infection, the lawsuit says staff at the abortion center inserted cervical dilators to prepare her for a second-trimester abortion.The lawsuit says the dilators,...
  • Grand Jury Investigation into Abortion Death Will Proceed as Petition is Successful

    04/19/2006 4:48:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 456+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/06 | John-Henry Westen
    WICHITA, Kansas, April 19, 2006 ( - George R. Tiller, one of the most notorious late-term abortionists in the U.S. is to face a Grand Jury investigation over the death of a girl following a botched abortion at his abortion mill.  A petition drive secured nearly three times the required signatures to proceed with an investigation.  The signatures were certified yesterday. Operation Rescue, the pro-life group which first exposed the death and led the way for an investigation, rejoiced that a Grand Jury would investigate the case.  Nineteen-year-old Texas teen, Christin A. Gilbert, died in January after a botched...
  • After 2 More Deaths, Planned Parenthood Alters Method for Abortion Pill

    03/20/2006 5:40:00 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 68 replies · 2,613+ views ^ | March 18, 2006 | GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON, March 17 — After receiving reports that two more women died after taking abortion pills, Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortion and contraceptive services, announced that it would immediately change the way it gives the medicines. The change partly resolves a long-running dispute between Planned Parenthood and the Food and Drug Administration over the safest way to provide pill-based abortions. The F.D.A. has now received reports that six women in the United States died after taking RU-486, or Mifeprex. A seventh died in Canada. The two most recent deaths and two of the previous four underwent their...
  • Two Women Die After Using Abortion Pill [...and AP buries name of Planned Parenthood]

    03/17/2006 6:56:20 PM PST · by Tirian · 72 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | March 17, 2006 | AP
    By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Two more women have died after using the abortion pill RU-486, regulators said Friday in a warning that brought renewed calls for pulling the controversial drug from the market. The organization that provided the pill to the two women said it would immediately stop disregarding the approved instructions for the pill's use. The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors to watch for a rare but deadly infection previously implicated in four deaths of women who had taken the drug. The drug, also called Mifeprex or mifepristone, has not been proved to be the...
  • Two more women die after taking abortion pill

    03/17/2006 1:41:15 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies · 1,372+ views
    AP on MSN ^ | March 17, 2006
    WASHINGTON - Two more women have died after using the abortion pill RU-486, federal health regulators said Friday, in warning doctors to watch for a rare but deadly infection implicated in earlier deaths. At least seven U.S. women have died after taking the pill, sold since 2000. The Food and Drug Administration cannot prove the drug was to blame in any of the cases. In a cluster of four cases in California, the women died from an infection of the bloodstream, or sepsis. Those women did not follow FDA-approved instructions for the pill-triggered abortion, which requires swallowing three tablets of...
  • Outlawing Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality UN Data Shows

    02/21/2006 11:02:09 AM PST · by lizol · 27 replies · 595+ views ^ | Monday February 20, 2006 | Hilary White
    Outlawing Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality UN Data Shows by Hilary White NEW YORK, February 20, 2006 ( – One of the most commonly played assertions of the abortion movement has been that laws prohibiting abortion result in maternal deaths from “unsafe back-alley abortions.” Now data from the United Nations has shown that countries with laws protecting the life of the unborn also enjoy lower rates of maternal morality than countries where abortion is legal. The comparison of four countries in the developed world published by the United Nations Populations Division, shows that Russia, with one of the highest rates...
  • Government Calls Conference to Study 2 Deadly Infections (Killed 4 who took RU-486 abortion pill)

    02/11/2006 7:18:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 1,138+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/11/06 | GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 — The federal government has called an unusual scientific conference to look into two related bacterial infections, one that killed four California women who took an abortion pill and the other that has caused outbreaks of diarrhea and colitis in hospitals and nursing homes across the nation. Fifteen to 20 scientists who have studied the two bacteria have been asked to present their research at the conference, scheduled for May 11, an official at the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the abortion pill, Mifeprex or RU-486, is...
  • Grand Jury Asked to Investigate Abortion Murder, Misconduct

    01/17/2006 2:11:29 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 543+ views
    While the thoughts of the nation are focused on the subject of abortion through the Samuel Alito Senate Confirmation hearings and anticipation of the upcoming 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an effort has been launched that will force a Kansas county to convene a Grand Jury to investigate alleged criminal acts that led to the abortion death of a Down Syndrome teenager last year. The victim, Christin A. Gilbert, died from complications to a third-trimester abortion received at George R. Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services in Wichita, Kansas, the site of over 2,000 arrests during Operation Rescue’s “Summer of...
  • Abortion Drug Adverse Events Reported (RU-486)

    12/30/2005 2:43:47 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 508+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | 12/29/05 | Salynn Boyles
    Dec. 29, 2005 -- The FDA received reports of 607 adverse events involving the abortion drug RU-486 over a four-year period, it was reported this week. The adverse events included five reported deaths and 68 cases of severe bleeding that required transfusions. Late last month, federal officials confirmed that five women who died of toxic shock syndrome within a week of taking the drug to induce abortions had the same rare bacterial infection. Four of the deaths occurred in California and one in Canada. Three of these deaths were not among those included in the FDA's 607 events. The news...
  • Analysis of Mifepristone Adverse Event Reports

    12/28/2005 5:14:14 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 11 replies · 644+ views
    The Annals of Pharmacotherapy ^ | 12/27/05 | Margaret Gary, MD and Donna Harrision, MD
    Source: Annals of Pharmacotherapy 12/27/05 First Analysis Of FDA's Mifepristone Adverse Event Reports The abortion drug mifepristone (Mifeprex,TM RU-486), initially touted as a more convenient alternative to surgical abortion, has been linked to serious adverse reactions, including several deaths in otherwise healthy women. In "Analysis of Severe Adverse Events Related to the Use of Mifepristone as an Abortifacient," researchers Margaret M Gary MD and Donna J Harrison MD provide an in-depth study of mifepristone adverse event data gathered through the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System. Their research is available now at The Annals of Pharmacotherapy Online ( and will appear...
  • Abortion pill 'may be linked to infection'

    12/01/2005 10:49:25 AM PST · by Daralundy · 8 replies · 448+ views
    Nature ^ | December 1, 2005
    Scientists have pinpointed the deadly bacterium responsible for the death of four US women who underwent abortion induced by prescription medications. Medical experts now warn that such procedures might carry a greater mortality risk than surgical abortions. Women often opt to take the so-called 'abortion pill' mifepristone, which is approved for use in early pregnancy, for privacy reasons; they can receive it from a doctor without having to visit an abortion clinic. Some women taking the medication also say that drug-induced termination feels more natural than the prospect of a surgical procedure. Although mifepristone first became available in Europe in...
  • Kansas Abortion Doctor Not to Blame in Death

    12/01/2005 8:05:22 AM PST · by Crackingham · 9 replies · 577+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/5 | John Hanna
    An abortion doctor who has been the target of protests for years has been cleared by state regulators in the death of a mentally retarded Texas woman who received a late-term abortion at his clinic. The Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which regulates doctors, concluded after a nine-month investigation that Dr. George Tiller complied with the law and with health care standards in performing the procedure on the 19-year-old woman. Abortion opponents have accused Tiller or his staff of causing the woman's death, which happened in January, days after she visited his Wichita clinic. Larry Buening, the board's executive director,...
  • NYT: Deaths After Abortion Pill to Be Studied by Officials

    11/22/2005 10:47:30 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 511+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2005 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Federal drug regulators have discovered that all four women in this country who died after taking an abortion pill suffered from a rare and highly lethal bacterial infection, a finding that is leading to new scrutiny of the drug's safety. Since all four deaths occurred in California, an unusual clustering, the Food and Drug Administration quietly tested to see if abortion pills distributed in California were somehow contaminated. They were not. Stumped, officials from the F.D.A. and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have decided to convene a scientific meeting early next year to discuss this medical mystery,...
  • Botched abortion kills both mother & baby

    09/24/2005 2:08:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 221 replies · 4,563+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/24/05 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
    I have written only a handful of columns that required fighting back the tears. This is one of them. I got a call last Thursday from a colleague-in-arms asking me for help. He wanted me to write the story I am about to tell because it has been buried by a conspiratorial level of silence rooted in political and media bias. This is the story about an incredibly loving young girl named Christin. A very active high-school graduate and a beloved member of her softball team and community, she was sweet beyond the norm as so often is the case...
  • Four California Women Die Killed by RU 486… Abortion advocates deny there’s a problem

    08/16/2005 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 8 replies · 207+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/16/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    Despite the fact that four women in California have died from infections related to the use of mifepristone also known as RU 486, leading advocates of abortion are denouncing calls to take the potentially fatal drug off the market. Their argument… “It’s still safer than having a baby.” Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Abortion Pill Investigated in Four California Deaths

    08/15/2005 4:28:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 452+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 15, 2005 | Maria L. La Ganga,
    Health officials are investigating whether there are any links in the cases of four California women — at least two in Los Angeles County — who have died since 2003 of massive infection after taking the so-called abortion pill, RU-486, and a follow-up drug. The state and federal probe follows an announcement last month by the Food and Drug Administration, after the June death of a Sherman Oaks woman, warning doctors and patients of the potential for serious bacterial infection under certain circumstances. At the heart of the inquiry in California are why and how the deadly infections developed and...
  • Abortion pill deaths puzzle health officials (in California)

    07/25/2005 12:50:36 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 38 replies · 1,030+ views
    AP/Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | July 25 05 | AP/Fort Worth Star Telegram
    LOS ANGELES - Federal health investigators are baffled: Why have four California women died from a bloodstream infection after using a controversial abortion pill? "On the surface, this appears unusual," said Dr. Marc Fischer, a medical epidemiologist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "That's why we're investigating." Two of the deaths -- one this year and one last year -- were reported last week by the Food and Drug Administration. The other two deaths occurred in 2003. All were caused by sepsis, a bloodstream infection, health officials say. Sold as Mifeprex, and also known as...
  • FDA warns again of abortion pill risk

    07/21/2005 3:19:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 556+ views
    FDA Issues Health Advisory for Mifepristone Citing Four Sepsis-Related Deaths Among Users; Drug Labeling To Be Updated 21 Jul 2005 FDA on Tuesday issued a... public health advisory warning physicians to watch for any signs of sepsis or other infection among women who have taken Danco Laboratories' Mifeprex -- known generically as mifepristone -- which when taken with misoprostol can cause a medical abortion, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The agency is investigating four sepsis-related deaths among women who took the drug, including two cases reported to FDA in April and June (Neergaard, AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/20). Physicians have identified the bacterium...
  • Abortion pill maker alerts doctors to five deaths

    07/18/2005 5:09:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 525+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/18/05 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five women who took the abortion pill RU-486 have died from bacterial infections since its U.S. introduction nearly five years ago, the manufacturer reported on Monday. "No causal relationship between these events" has been established with the drug, also known as Mifeprex or mifepristone, maker Danco Laboratories LLC said. "Childbirth, menstruation and abortion, whether spontaneous, surgical or medical, all create conditions that can result in serious and sometimes fatal infection, and there is no evidence that Mifeprex and misoprostol present a special risk of infection," the company said in a statement. Misoprostol is a drug that women...
  • Fifteen Year-Old Girl Dies After RU 486 Abortion in Detroit, Michigan

    03/17/2004 2:05:27 PM PST · by WildReeling · 31 replies · 999+ views ^ | March 17, 2004 | Paul Nowak
    Detroit, MI ( -- Fifteen year-old Tamia Russell of Detroit died as a result of a second-trimester abortion earlier this year. It is suspected that the abortion drug RU-486 caused the fatal infection that claimed her life. Steven Brown of the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office told that the cause of death for Russell was listed as, "Uterine infarction with sepsis, due to status post second trimester abortion." Dr. Leigh Hlavaty, the medical examiner, listed the manner of death as "normal," as opposed to homicidal, suicidal, or accidental, due to the natural cause of death, the obstruction of her...