Family of Tonya Reaves sues Planned Parenthood
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 8/30/12, 07:58 pm
Dorsey Johns, mother of Tonya Reaves, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Illinois, following her 24-year-old daughter's death after a botched abortion. Johns' suit alleges Reaves died due to negligence. The family wants at least $120,000 in compensation, as well as money for Reaves' one-year old son, Alvin.
Johns claims Planned Parenthood "carelessly performed" Reaves' abortion on July 20 and failed to properly monitor her afterwards. According to a dispatch transcript obtained by pro-life group Operation Rescue, Planned Parenthood never called 911 for Reaves, despite her profuse bleeding. The additional delay in getting Reaves to the hospital could have been a contributing factor in her death. The suit also blames Planned Parenthood for not warning the on-call doctor at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital about Reaves' condition. ... COMPLETE STORY >>
Tiffany is a correspondent for WORLD News Group.