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.