Sunday, January 27, 2008

Vanessa Preston: Rest in Peace

As everyone acknowledges - either as a tragedy or as something we should be thankful for - the anniversary of Roe vs Wade and the mileston 20 year anniversary in Canada let us remember Vanessa Preston. In 1980 on January 22nd she entered the Fairmont Clinic in Dallas. She was the 22 year old wife of a local Pastor. Her husband and little child accompanied her to the facility. Mr. Curtis Boyd performed the procedure. During the abortion procedure she experienced a grand mal seizure and cardiac arrest. My understanding is that the records show that the facility employed immediate emergency procedures to try to save this 22 year old woman's life. They were able to get her heart started again but sadly she went into cardiac arrest again. At the hospital she was transported to she received surgical treatment for a retained placenta and multiple vaginal punctures. She went into cardiac arrest again. She has massive unstoppable blood loss that wasn't address by being given 24 full units of blood. She was pronounced dead despite every effort made. The autopsy reported the reasons behind her cardiac arrest. She had developed amniotic fluid embolism (AFE - amniotic fluid in the mother's bloodstream) and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC - a blood clotting disorder) during the abortion.

This information is extracted from realchoice blog - and full credit should be given to her for her research.


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