Abortion Provider: Edward Allred

Edward Campbell Allred founded a chain of abortion clinics called Family Planning Assciates.

According to Dr. Allred:

“Very commonly, we hear patients say that they feel like they’re on an assembly line. We tell them they’re right. It is an assembly line…We’re trying to be as cost-effective as possible and speed is important…We try to use the physician for his technical skill and reduce the one-to-one relationship with the patient. We usually see the patient for the first time on the operation table and then not again. More contact is just not efficient.”

He also says:

“Population control is too important to be stopped by some right wing pro-life types. Take the new influx of Hispanic immigrants. Their lack of respect for democracy and social order is frightening. I hope I can do something to stem that tide; I’d set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could … When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop. In parts of South Los Angeles, having babies for welfare is the only industry these people have.”

both quoted in The San Diego Union, October 12, 1980. Also quoted in Anthony Perry. First quote also found in “Doctor’s Abortion Business Is Lucrative.” ALL About Issues December 1980, pages 10, 14, and 15

Some deaths that have occurred in his clinics include:

* Denise Holmes
* Mary Pena
* Patricia Chacon
* Josefina Garcia
* Lanice Dorsey,
* Tami Suematsu,
* Joyce Ortenzio
* Susan Levy
* Deanna Bell
* Christina Mora
* Kimberly Neil
* Chanelle Bryant

Some lawsuits that Allred is directly involved in include:

L.V., alleged: abortion by Allred and/or Kenneth Wright and/or Morton Sacks and/or Soon G. Sohn and/or D. Cannon October 28, 1989 at FPA facility; transported Linda to San Vicente for treatment October 28 – November 6; subsequent cramps, hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hospitalization, due to incomplete abortion. (LA County Superior Court Case No. BC008189)

J.V., alleged: abortion at FPA by Edward Allred and/or Wright and/or and/or J. Terrell Crad and/or Soon Sohn July 19, 1983; patient “rendered sick, lame, disabled and suffered injuries which caused and continue to cause pain, suffering, intense anxiety, emotional distress, insecurity, and apprehension;” loss of earnings. (LA County Superior Court Case No. C505315)

A.A., alleged: abortion by Edward Allred and/or Wright October 28, 1980; admitted to hospital November 1 for gynecological infection; A. suffered “severe and permanent injury, disability and damages.” (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 370730)

C.W., alleged: abortion by Edward Allred and/or Leslie Orleans and/or Wright at FPA May 10. 1978; incomplete abortion, “massive uterine bleeding necessitating further medical care.” (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 31-79-68)

P.T., alleged abortion by Edward Allred and/or Wright at Pregnancy Control Medical Group August 6, 1976; failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy; Penny “suffered severe, acute pain, a ruptured tubal pregnancy, hemoperitoneum, shock, and a resulting total abdominal hysterectomy” August 20. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 32-02-40)

P.C., alleged abortion performed October 5, 1982, when she was not actually pregnant. Suit names as co defendants Edward Allred, Soon Sohn, Wright, and Ruben Marmet. (LA County Superior Court Case No. NCC238673)

V.P., alleged: abortion March 2, 1980; failure to warn of risks; negligence resulting in “disabling injuries to her body and to her small bowel and uterus, requiring surgical repair.” (LA County Superior Court Case No. C347394)

D.B., alleged: abortion at Avalon by Edward Allred and/or Wright June 19, 1976; incomplete abortion; inadequate follow-up instruction and care; hemorrhage several days later necessitating hospitalization to prevent death and repair damage. (LA County Superior Court Case No. C188819)

Other suits include:

S.V., alleged improperly attended coming out of anesthesia following October 21, 1985 tubal ligation by Edward Allred and/or Wright; fell, struck by gurney, injured; post-op infection. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 50-39-14)

P.B., alleged in 1976 suit failure to diagnose and treat, resulting in damages. (LA County Superior Court Case No. C148914)

L.G., alleged in 1974 suture of left ureter during hysterectomy; patient subsequently required cystouethroscopy, left retrograde pyelogram, and left uretero-neocystotomy, with reimplantation of the left ureter to the bladder, also continuing pain and suffering and need for medical care. (LA County Superior Court Case No. C 109353)

Note that these suits were uncovered in searches in Orange and Los Angeles counties; to my knowledge, nobody has yet done a search for suits against Allred or FPA in Fresno County.

Credit: Christina Dunigan

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3 thoughts on “Abortion Provider: Edward Allred”

  1. This monster almost killed me by over anesthetizing me. I was only a desperate fearful 14 year old girl. They never even gave me a pregnancy test. They brought me back told me to take off my clothes. There was no privacy. I was one of the first appointments in the morning didn’t come out to the waiting room until dark. They wouldn’t tell my boyfriend at the time ( now is my husband) what was going on. When I woke up from being put out the nurses run over saying ” honey we thought we lost you in there” Praise God that you came back.” I then overheard another nurse across the room saying ” look how young she is….she just a baby herself” They told me to get up and get dress. That they want to go home. The clinic was closed. They never gave me post op directions. I have had PTSD for over 30 years. I’m now pro-life and I fight for the rights of the unborn everyday. I also teach a Bible study for other victims that was told that it was only tissue. It is healing for post-abortive women. Who would of guess after roe v wade we would have to have healing groups to help post-abortive women be set free from the horrific thing they did. I praise my Lord and Savior that I didn’t die on that table over 30 years ago. I will for the rest of my time on this earth …..I will be a voice for the unborn. One heart stop while the other heart broke.

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