If I Ever Kill a Woman, I Hope the Washington Post Gets My Back

A few weeks ago, a pregnant woman went to a late-term abortionist to end the life of her child, who was determined to have abnormalities. A few days later, both were dead.

The mainstream media have showed a surprising lack of curiosity about this story, particularly compared to their wall-to-wall coverage of another woman’s death that some have claimed was related to not getting an abortion (though…

  1. ThePullmanns

    That’s so hideous I can hardly stand it. Talk about “back alley abortions.” What about “in-clinic abortions”?

    –Joy

  2. Paul A. Rahe
    C

    They do not call The Washington Post Pravda-on-the-Potomac for nothing.

  3. Pilli

    If this happened during “Childbirth” then the M.D. is a murderer.

  4. Fake John Galt

    Why the surprise?  Much of what the media says if false, misdirection or outright propaganda.  I think it has been this way for a long time but with the advent of the internet the communication lines have changed so that more people realize when it is happening and can let others know.

  5. skipsul
    ThePullmanns: That’s so hideous I can hardly stand it. Talk about “back alley abortions.” What about “in-clinic abortions”?

    –Joy · 20 minutes ago

    As has been oft said before, there are more regulations in most states about getting your ears pierced than there are about aborting a child.

  6. Ralphie

    No comments from the deceased’s family? I assume there will be litigation. Will it be two deaths, or one?

    Skipsul,

    There is more regulations about ear piercing because the stakes are so low. Not to say something cannot happen, but  if you don’t like it, you just let the holes grow closed.

    To a late term pro abortion proponent, an abortion is the equivalent of using white out.  It isn’t about medicine, it is about life.  A baby complicates things, no matter if they are adopted out or kept.

  7. genferei
    Fake John Galt: Why the surprise? 

    Indeed. At some point – and perhaps after the best part of a couple of decades is it – you have to start wondering whether the tactic of saying “I can’t believe they said/didn’t say that!” isn’t actually going to have any effect on the media or its most vulnerable consumers, and try something new.

  8. C. U. Douglas

    I suppose when ending another person’s life becomes a basic human right, then the loss of life while exercising that right is of no consequence.  If the first life meant nothing, why should the other?

    Clearly, by this thinking, the right to end another’s life trumps the right to life.

  9. Richard Fulmer
    C. U. Douglas: I suppose when ending another person’s life becomes a basic human right, then the loss of life while exercising that right is of no consequence.  If the first life meant nothing, why should the other?

    Clearly, by this thinking, the right to end another’s life trumps the right to life.

    Does that make war simply late term abortion on an industrialized scale?

  10. KayBee

    I just read about this case on the website of the DC-area newsradio station WTOP.  They are headlining the story “Mediacl examiner says woman’s death was natural.”  Again, not so much for the baby, I guess.

  11. 1967mustangman
    Rachel Lu: I’m still a little confused about what actually happened. The abortionist just botched the job? · 18 minutes ago

    This is really interesting if your read the WaPo article it says 

    The complication, which occurred when amniotic fluid was pushed into the woman’s bloodstream, can occur during or after abortions, natural deliveries or Caesarean sections

    In concluding that the woman died of “natural causes,” the medical examiner’s office chose that designation over four others used to indicate “manner of death”: undetermined, accidental, suicide or homicide.

    The medical examiner listed three “causes of death.” One was “amniotic fluid embolism following a medical termination of pregnancy,” the complication involving amniotic fluid in the woman’s blood. Another was “disseminated intravascular coagulation,” a complication in which the body starts producing thousands of tiny blood clots, which have the counterintuitive effect of hampering the body’s ability to clot blood elsewhere. A third was “fetal abnormalities.”

    It sounds to me like a stretch to say that is natural causes.

  12. 9thDistrictNeighbor

    Jill Stanek, Stacy McCain, Lifenews, Operation Rescue, all have extensive coverage of this case. Stanek in particular has done yeoman’s work.At 33 weeks, I’m so curious to know what anomalies/abnormalities the child allegedly suffered that were diagnosed so late that the mother went out of state three weeks before the general definition of full-term kicked in (not to mention how that information was conveyed by whatever physician did so).

  13. Prouddad

    A little medical language explanation:  DIC ( disseminated intravascular coagulation) is the dreaded complication of amniotic fluid embolism, and always is a very serious situation.  You basically ooze blood into places and important body organs with eventual total body shutdown.  Recognizing it does prompt supportive care but it is very often fatal.  Amniotic fluid embolism is probably more likely when traumatic manipulation of the pregnant uterus is present, obviously a late-term abortion does qualify as that.  I am unsure how common this condition is for late-term abortions, but may be more likely than planned C-sections, normal deliveries, or less late-term abortions.  An OB could speak to this.  The fact that the ME listed it as “due to medical termination of pregnancy” indicates two deaths occurred, tho’ I am sure abortion lovers will fight that tooth and nail.

  14. Innocent Smith

    ugh, that makes me sick… and I was already sick.

  15. MJBubba

    Mollie, thanks.  Keep hammering away at the idea that news articles in daily papers should feature actual journalism and not just the leftist spin that protects baby killers who accidently also kill the mother.

  16. Donald Todd

    The Washington Post: “A 29-year-old woman died of natural causes after visiting an abortion clinic in Montgomery County and suffering a rare complication related to childbirth, according to an initial finding by the Maryland medical examiner’s office.”

    Liars lie.  Protectors of evil protect evil.  No mystery there.

  17. Rachel Lu
    C

    I’m still a little confused about what actually happened. The abortionist just botched the job?

Want to comment on stories like these? Become a member today!

You'll have access to:

  • All Ricochet articles, posts and podcasts.
  • The conversation amongst our members.
  • The opportunity share your Ricochet experiences.

Join Today!

Already a Member? Sign In