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Woman Dies After 'Safe, Legal, Rare' Abortion... Too Weak to Talk and Doc Still Released Her

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It’s unclear who first uttered the term, but former President Bill Clinton definitively popularized it: Abortions ought to be “safe, legal and rare.”

That mantra is repeated over and over again all around the world, although it’s maybe 33 percent true at best. Abortions are certainly legal. Rare? Well, consider the fact that Planned Parenthood — the Walmart of baby liquidation — is cheerfully boastful about how many of the unborn it does away with.

Safe? Well, just ask Aisha Chithira. Actually, you can’t — the 32-year-old Irish woman died after a late-term abortion in the United Kingdom.

Now, an inquest has determined that the abortion clinic where her pregnancy was terminated released her even though she was too weak to walk, was vomiting and appeared “drunk” to the taxi driver who transported her from the clinic.

According to LifeSite News, here are the details of the case: On Jan. 21, 2012, Aisha Chithira was given a late-term abortion at the Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing, England when she was 22 weeks pregnant.

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Chithira had traveled from Ireland, where abortion is illegal in most cases. The surgery was performed by Dr. Adedayo Adedeji, who noticed “a small tear at the neck of the womb at the right side” during the operation.

However, Dr. Adedayo said he thought it was “caused by the foetal parts that were coming out.”

During an inquest held this week, nurse Gemma Pullen insisted that Chithira was well enough to leave the clinic after the surgery.

However, a taxi driver who picked her up from the Marie Stopes Clinic told the West London Coroner’s Court that she was vomiting and swaying.

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The driver said that “she didn’t seem with it at all. She looked like she was drunk.”

Ryan Kapengule, Chithira’s husband, says he spoke to his wife when she was about to leave the clinic for a relative’s house in Slough. He says she ended the call because she was “too weak to speak.”

“I kept ringing her but there was no reply, Aisha didn’t ring back or reply to my texts — I thought at first she had arrived in Slough and just wanted to rest,” Kapengule said.

“Her sister called me, this was at 12.42 a.m. She asked me where Aisha was and I said she was in Slough, she said she wasn’t in Slough.

“Ten minutes later she called me back and said someone had called her and Aisha was dead.”

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As it turns out, Aisha died in the back of the taxi of “extensive internal bleeding” which put her into cardiac arrest.

Chillingly, the doctor and nurses at Marie Stopes Clinic who attended to Chithira were acquitted of manslaughter charges in 2016. In fact, the only legal repercussions faced by anyone involved in this whole tragedy were pro-life groups who held vigils outside of the clinic and also offered help to those seeking abortions. They were slapped with a Public Space Protection Order.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the tale of Aisha Chithira and her unborn child as far as the British authorities are concerned. Yes, there’s an inquest, but what are the chances this ends in anything resembling justice?

Safe, legal and rare. That’s the mantra. And for Aisha Chithira and her child, it meant absolutely nothing.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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