Late last week came the news that Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation have agreed to pay $2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the surviving young son of a woman who died after an abortion at a Chicago Planned Parenthood in 2012.
This is huge news, no? Were this a settlement to a family whose loved one died because a hospital refused her an abortion, it would be broadcast everywhere.
On July 20, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves, pictured right, died after a late-term abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center from uncontrolled bleeding, according to court documents.
Other reports have implicated a 5-plus hour delay by the Michigan Avenue PP in getting Reaves to Northwestern and more delays in getting treatment there. At the hospital, Reaves was allegedly found to be suffering from an incomplete abortion and perforated uterus.
Reaves’ son is now 3 years old and will receive $1,479,571.39 after attorneys get their cut. Payment will be dispensed to him beginning when he is 18 as follows:
(An attorney friend explained in an email that the delay in payments to Reaves’s son “is so he can make the decision how to spend it as an adult, which is not that unusual with large sums. Too many times it is spent by guardians and nothing left for child.”)
Where are the media? And the plot thickens in this case because abortion clinics in Illinois are completely unregulated. What a tie-in to all the legislation being proposed, passed, and sued in the states requiring that abortion clinics be regulated and inspected! What a counterpoint to pro-abortion protests that these regs are unwarranted!
Oh, but wait. This story thwarts the pro-abortion agenda in so many ways, doesn’t it. Any news organization reporting on it would look too fair and balanced. Never mind. Carry on with your cutesie condom fundraisers and Vine videos, Planned Parenthood.