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Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2011

Abortion drug injures woman, requires hysterectomy

The embattled Delta Abortion Clinic of Baton Rouge faces more problems after Operation Rescue filed a complaint with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, (LSBME), against one of their abortionists, Mary Frances Gardner, on behalf of a former patient who suffered such serious injuries and ultimately required a hysterectomy.

The details of the case against Gardner was never reported to the Department of Health and Hospitals, as required by law.

The unidentified patient swore an affidavit detailing her horrific experience, which was submitted with the LSBME complaint. In it she describes an outdated clinic environment with rude workers that were, for the most part, unhelpful and even abusive, especially once complications began to manifest.

scandal-abortion-scene-kerry washingtonThe patient alleges that in April, 2009, she went to Delta and received the abortion pill.

After being in continuous pain for several days without much bleeding, returned to the clinic where the office manager conducted an ultrasound.

The clinic manager told the patient, “You still have a lot of crap inside that needs to come out.” She was given a second dose of the abortion pill and was sent home, but was unsuccessful as well.

In pain, she made several calls to unresponsive and rude clinic workers, and was finally scheduled for a D&C procedure with Gardner, who had a prior history of discipline on file with the LSBME.

According to the patient’s affidavit, Gardner was rude to her and angry that the patient required additional treatment for which Gardner would receive no additional payment. The patient alleges that Gardner was infuriated that she had a cell phone, and physically and verbally abused her in an attempt to get the phone from her. Gardner called her a “crybaby” and told her, “I can’t wait to do this and get you out of my hair.”

Finally, Gardner performed the surgical procedure without giving the patient anesthesia, causing pain the patient could barely tolerate.

Later, the patient went to her family physician, who determined that she had abnormal tissue in the uterus and “a lot of old scarring.” The abortion was the only surgical procedure she ever had. So extensive was the damage that she was later given a hysterectomy.

“The [Delta] Doctor butchered me to say the least,” the patient wrote in her affidavit. “That is my opinion.” She now expresses great remorse for her abortion.

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