Friday, July 27, 2012

It Could Have Been Me

I know some of you may be ready to tell me to just let it go - enough already about Tonya Reaves. And no Reader, I never met Tonya or any member of her family. Her story is haunting me nonetheless, just as the story of Emmet Till haunted me when I first read about it. Some of you may not be familiar with his story. Many of you may not have been born when he died. Like Tonya, Emmett was from Chicago. When he was 14 he went to Mississippi to visit relatives and while there was tortured and brutally murdered. The reports of what was done to Emmet revealed a hatred that could be seen with the naked eye when America viewed his body during his open casket funeral. Horrified by the torture that was evident in his body; many fainted, unable to believe someone could destroy,so cruelly, a life. The racists in Mississippi put their spin machine into motion immediately to protect those that that had tortured Emmett and to deny justice to his mother. They closed ranks, had a speedy trial and acquitted the murderers, none of them spending even one night in jail.

I see that same spirit shrouding the death of Tonya as I watch Planned Parenthood put their spin machine to work, already distancing themselves from their abandonment of this young woman who needed emergency medical care. They are trying to distance themselves from the fact that they kept Tonya in their facility for hours after botching her abortion. Instead those that have been indoctrinated with their message of access and reproductive health care have begun to shift the conversation. This is reprehensible. Abortion friendly media Huffington Post when reporting Tonya's death, inserted a video of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson defending Planned Parenthood, using her Republican affiliation to suggest Planned Parenthood provides needed reproductive health care. This is not the needed reproductive care most women expect from Planned Parenthood the largest abortion provider. I do not think there is one woman that expects to be left alone without emergency assistance for five hours after experiencing a botched "safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today".

Pro-abortion writer Amanda Marcotte when writing on had the nerve to try and make this tragedy a question of lack of access and legal obstacles when she said some women are "lucky enough" to get their abortions early. She says Tonya was rushed to the hospital. Rushed. Immediately dismissing Tonya's death as one of the unlucky ones, she goes on a rant against those of us who are fighting to keep Planned Parenthood's diabolical population control agenda from taking more lives of women across America. If the pro-abortion forces are good at anything, it is changing the conversation and turning it away from any measure of accountability for their substandard medical care. Thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of women have been reproductively maimed many unable to ever have children because of a botched abortion. The abortion industry wants us to forget this and allow them to continue their rampant destruction unchecked. Even if it means some women are subject to the deathly practices of the abortionist.

The accounts of squalid conditions and substandard medical standards many abortionists operate under are prolific. Butchers like Kermit Gosnell out of Pennsylvania who delivered babies alive and then killed them, had unlicensed persons, including high school aged girls, administering sedation and performing abortions on unsuspecting women. Steven Chase Brigham whose license has been suspended in many states, has left a trail of women with cervical lacerations and other damage resulting in hysterectomies. He also employed at least one 16 year old former carnival worker as an assistant. Bertha Bugarin, another unlicensed abortionist who had no medical training was eventually jailed, after performing abortions and allowing a convicted rapist to do abortions in her abortion dens. This is just a few examples of those whose abortion practices have destroyed lives and fertility.

I say no more because you see, Tonya could have been me. I am post abortive. I fainted once the procedure was completed, too weak to walk out under my own strength. I remember the tugging and pulling I felt because I was not sedated enough. I remember hearing the doctor count my baby's body parts with no more thought or compassion than you would give to say a dozen of eggs. I remember how dark and cold the room felt as they ushered me out to make room for the next person, anxious to get finished with the next one. Yes, I say no, because you see it could have been me.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

I am Outraged. I am Incensed Times Two.

I received this comment on my most recent blog, I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed, about the death of Tonya Reaves from someone named Kathi: “While this is a very sad death, the number of women who experience complications or die during an abortion procedure are a lot less than the number of women who have complications or die during pregnancy! Amnesty International reports that at least 2 women die EVERY DAY in the US due to pregnancy.“ I have waited to comment so that I would not be flippant with Kathi. I have waited to write because I did not want to do this out of anger. I have spent this time trying to convince myself that Kathi really believes that her comment is somehow relevant to this discussion and she is not just another rabidly pro-abortion advocate that supports the abortion at all costs ideology. And then I received this news from CBS in Chicago: “Reaves had the abortion – formally called a “D and E” or dilation and evacuation procedure – at Planned Parenthood at 18 S. Michigan Ave. at 11 a.m., according to documents. After the procedure, she was suffering bleeding, and a Fire Department ambulance took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m.” I am just stunned and crushed. For five and one half hours Tonya lay in the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan in Chicago with her life’s blood pouring out of her. And Planned Parenthood clearly - did -nothing - to save her life. They did not even check her to determine why she was bleeding so profusely. They couldn't have - because once at the hospital Tonya underwent a second D and E procedure. This means the abortion done by Planned Parenthood was incomplete. Not only had they left parts of Tonya’s baby in her but later the emergency room physician, through a second ultra sound discovered her uterus had been perforated as well, but now it was too late to save her life. Kathi, I cannot imagine the horror Tonya faced as she realized how great the injury she had suffered was. I cannot imagine her thoughts as she slipped away, unable to be resuscitated because Planned Parenthood cared so little for her life that they held her in their abortion den until the lifesaving aid that was being rendered by a leading Trauma unit in Chicago was not enough to bring her back from the brink of death toward which they had pushed her. I cannot imagine that you or anyone else can compare this butchery with the trauma that is sometimes experienced in the natural process of childbirth. I am outraged. I am incensed times two. Substandard medical care is the order of the day with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers– especially when dealing with black women. In their population control and eugenic enthusiasm they routinely injure and sometimes kill women. In their arrogance they believe they can simply change the conversation and none of us will notice the trail of reproductive destruction that is sister to the always death generating practice of abortion. May God have mercy on us if we allow this to continue.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Am Outraged. I Am Incensed. Remember Tonya Reaves.

As I am writing this post and it has been a while since I have posted something, I am outraged, absolutely incensed! I am also so very tired of the duplicity and subterfuge of the abortion industry in general and Planned Parenthood in particular. Planned Parenthood has long used infant and maternal mortality rates of the black community to justify the construction of their abortion dens in urban areas where blacks reside. They have told their foot soldiers to cite historical disparities whenever the black prolife community refers to the numbers of abortions on black women. Call for an end to the disparities they are told, so that they are controlling the conversation. There is one disparity however, they want to make sure quickly dies in the media. There is one disparity they are furiously working to bury. On Friday, July 20, 2012, there was death and mayhem across America. A mad man took the lives of at least 12, and injured 58. But there was more mayhem in America on that same day. A young 24 year old mother, daughter, sister who thought she was having one of the “safest medical procedures provided in the United States and Canada today” died. Her name was Tonya Reaves. Tonya went to the Planned Parenthood on 18 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago and did not return home. Instead she was transported to a hospital where she “died of a hemorrhage and her pregnancy was a contributing factor”. Nowhere was it mentioned that Planned Parenthood’s failure to exercise reasonable medical care was the cause of her death. All across America there is a wake of women who like Tonya, have been reproductively maimed or killed by Planned Parenthood or one of the other many abortionists that hold themselves out as providing safe choices for women. As anti-life forces were urged to do in a Congressional Black Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus briefing at the United States Capital on May 10, 2012, Mary Mitchell, of the Chicago Sun Times, one of the pro-abortion “friendly” media members, turned the conversation away from the death of Tonya Reaves at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist. Instead of focusing on the lack of reasonable medical care in the abortion industry she began to shift the focus toward the billboards and other education tools the black pro-life community has used to educate about abortion’s genocidal impact in the black community. She shamelessly, while accusing the pro-life community of attempting to make Ms. Reaves our poster child for life, began the fast track of painting Planned Parenthood and abortion as the injured victims. Shame on her and shame on them! Before the Reaves family can even mourn their loss and lay their family member to rest, Planned Parenthood has begun their spin, washing their hands of their negligence and participation in Tonya’s death. This issue is not about choice. It is not about a woman making a “heart wrenching” decision about an extremely private procedure” as Mary wants us to believe. For years now the pro-abortion community has marched, chanted, and screamed when there has been any attempt to regulate abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation. Any attempts to ensure abortionists are giving women the reasonable measure of care we have come to expect for any other surgical procedure are met with resistance and demonstrations. Yet, the 2011 Guttmacher Institute report Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States, stated that “fewer than 0.3% of abortion patients experience a complication that requires hospitalization”. That minimal percentage actually translates into at least 3,000 women requiring hospitalization in each of the years that abortion reached 1.2 million or higher which has been the case since 1977. So in 35 years that would mean more than 100,000 women have been injured. Even if we only counted those injured since the issuance of the 1999 report Guttmacher is citing, we are looking at more than 42,000 women. I wonder who considers that a reasonable number because I certainly don’t. I think the average woman does not know that: “the risk of death associated with abortion increases with the length of pregnancy, from one death for every one million abortions at or before eight weeks to one per 29,000 at 16–20 weeks—and one per 11,000 at 21 or more weeks” and I doubt the abortionist informs the woman of this potentially life impacting fact before he does the procedure. According to Guttmacher about nineteen percent of the approximately 1.2 million abortions each year are performed on women who are sixteen or more weeks pregnant. Each year then we can expect seven to eight deaths of the mother. Again, I do not think this is reasonable, especially for the families whose loved one has died. Let’s keep it real, Planned Parenthood is spitting in our face and calling it rain and they really believe we don’t know the difference. No this is not about choice. This is about the healthcare disparities Planned Parenthood has long inflicted upon black women all across America. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, to champion reasonable health care for women of color. Wake up America. We have genocide within the shores of the nation that was long thought of as the shining light on the hill. We have dressed the genocide up in the clothing of women’s rights while the population control enthusiasts kill our babies, our daughters, our mothers. I am outraged, more than incensed . . .