After Tonya Reaves died from complications during a botched second-trimester abortion suffered at a Chicago area Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on July 20, 2012 it took months for the medical examiner to release a report on her death.
Once a copy of Tonya Reaves’ autopsy report was made public, it showed the 24-year old woman died from the abortion she obtained at Planned Parenthood. The report indicated Reaves’ injuries were survivable if she had received proper emergency care in a timely manner.
When the autopsy report was made public, that only happened after considerable delay — leading to questions about a coverup.
The autopsy report is seven pages in length but it took two months for it to be released publicly, despite requests from the pro-life group Operation Rescue and pro-life attorneys who sent a letter requesting it. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman told LifeNews at the time that the autopsy is missing any information about the Planned Parenthood clinic that did the failed abortion as well as the name of the abortion practitioner responsible for taking Reaves’ life. Newman says these omissions give substance to suspicions that there is an on-going cover-up of Planned Parenthood’s actions that led to Reaves’ death.