Legal Abortion Death: Sandra Lynn Chmiel, 35 (hemorrhage from a punctured uterus)

Pro-life researcher Keven Sherlock told the story of Sandra Lynn Chmiel, who died from a legal abortion:

“Sandra Lynn Chmiel, a 35-year-old suburban Chicago mother of four, bled to death from a punctured uterus June 3, 1975, hours after she underwent an abortion at Biogenetics.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, testimony at a coroner’s inquest indicated a Biogenetics doctor performed Sandra’s abortion even though she was more than 12 weeks pregnant. (At the time, it was illegal in Illinois for a doctor to perform an abortion on a woman more than 12 weeks pregnant unless he performed it in a hospital.)

Biogenetics operatives had the gall to claim the doctor merely tried to repair Sandra’s female organs after she tried to abort her child herself. However, the Sun-Times article said, Biogenetics settled the case for $75,000 in 1978.”

Source: Chicago Sun-Times 11/19/78

Kevin Sherlock The Scarlet Survey (Akron, Ohio, Brennyman Books, 1997)

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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