Five months after Tonya Reaves death following a second
trimester abortion, details aren't complete on the circumstances.
It may take lawsuits to make that happen in the death of Tonya
Reaves, 24, walked into a Chicago Planned Parenthood for an
abortion July 20 and died late that night at a hospital. Troy
Newman of Operation Rescue explains why he believes the
death to be a tragic one.
"She could have easily survived this, but she was left to bleed
to death for 5 ½ hours before Planned Parenthood finally brought
her to a hospital, and even a Level-2 trauma center couldn't figure
it out before it was too late," he tells OneNewsNow.
A staff member called an ambulance about the time their shifts
were over. Surgeons found an incomplete abortion, which they
completed, and loss of blood from a perforated uterus. They had to
perform a hysterectomy, but Reaves died. Operation Rescue demanded
"We went ahead and filed that complaint and we do know that
there is at least some cursory investigation into it, although a
lot of times they just don't have the passion to pursue it: (A)
because it's an abortion case, and (B) because we're not the next
A wrongful death lawsuit has been lodged against Planned
Parenthood by Reaves' mother. A second one has now been filed by
her surviving son and the boy's father.
In the aftermath of November's election, many are wondering if
there's any life left in the Republican Party's pro-life