following her arrival she became unresponsive

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jan 18, 2006

Operation Rescue points us to the grim story of Christin Gilbert. Gilbert was a 19-year-old with Down Syndrome who had become pregnant as the result of sexual assault. In January of last year Christin's family took her to the Women's Health Care Services clinic in Wichita, Kansas, operated by the notorious Dr. George Tiller, to abort her third-trimester pregnancy. The consequences are related tersely in the autopsy report.

The decedent had a history of trisomy 21 [Down Syndrome]. On 01-10-05 and 01-11-05, she underwent a therapeutic abortion with digoxin induction at 28 weeks estimated gestational age at a local clinic. On 01-10-05, she underwent a dilatation and curettage procedure and then went back to her hotel. On 01-12-05, she was readmitted to the clinic and received intravenous fluids for apparent dehydration. On 01-13-05, she experienced vomiting and a syncopal episode [fainting] and was driven by her family to the clinic. Following her arrival at the clinic she became unresponsive. 911 was contacted and Emergency Medical Services transported her to Wesley Medical Center Emergency Department. She continued to deteriorate and family members decided to perform comfort care only. She was pronounced dead at 1614 hours on 01-13-05.

A botched diagnosis and botched aftercare -- and this in our coathanger-free republic -- leading to sepsis and death. Two deaths. Given her Down Syndrome, one wonders how much Christin understood of what was happening to her as she lay snugged in the abortionist's stirrups. I've searched the NOW website for a statement of outrage at the incompetence of WHCS, or at least of sympathy for the deceased, but without success.

To appreciate more fully the relative value Abortion Providers accord their victims and their reputations, listen to this recording of the 911 call from Women's Health Care Services -- the call WHCS put in to get the dying Christin to the hospital. For the 40 seconds you find yourself listening to NPR you've been put on hold by WHCS. Though we hear not a word of it, the conversation that took place in that period tells us all we need to know about Tiller and Company.

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