Pro-Life Groups Call for Murder Investigation in Planned Parenthood Abortion Death

Operation Rescue releases a video illustrating the timeline leading to Tonya Reaves Death

Chicago, IL – Operation Rescue stands in solidarity to statements released today by the Black Prolife Coalition and Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, Inc. related to the death of Tonya Reaves from hemorrhage following a second trimester abortion she received at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago on July 20.

Operation Rescue joins Mr. Crutcher in calling on Cook County Illinois State’s Attorney, Anita Alvarez, to immediately launch an investigation into the death of Tonya Reaves under the state’s “depraved indifference murder” statutes.

Planned Parenthood waited over 5 hours to call for emergency assistance after Reaves suffered uncontrolled bleeding after her abortion at the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood office on Michigan Avenue. She died later that day at a local hospital.

“If it can be found that Ms. Reaves would have survived if paramedics had been called earlier, then Planned Parenthood could be criminally culpable,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Operation Rescue has released a short video illustrating the timeline that lead to Reaves death as reported by Steve Miller of News Radio WBBM.

Watch the Video

  • Sweet Marmot

    Heads should roll at Planned Parenthood over the death of this beautiful young woman. Depraved indifference is a gross understatement in describing how Planned Parenthood did NOT take care of her.

    It would be interesting to know what the PP staff said to her, or what psychological pressure or tactics they used, to talk her into the abortion.

  • Fatal hemorrhage from legal abortion in the United States.

    By David Grimes of the CDC Abortion Surveillance Branch, et al.

    “Deaths from hemorrhage associated with legal induced abortion should not occur.”

    “Deaths from hemorrhage can be eliminated by preventing uterine trauma during abortion and by rapidly diagnosing and treating hemorrhage if it occurs.”

    “Lack of adequate postoperative monitoring or treatment of hemorrhagic shock was common to all [studied hemorrhage] deaths.”

  • Carolyn

    This should not happen to anyone, no matter who they are. She was a beautiful young woman who had the rest of her life to enjoy. BUT! TRAGEDY! @ the hands of these non caring, money hungry, abortionists who will answer to God one day….God have mercy on their souls before it is too late!