An autopsy report on the deceased
victim of a Planned Parenthood abortion in Chicago is not being
released, and one organization isn't pleased with having this
information withheld. (See
Life League Defense
Foundation is representing Operation Rescue, which requested
the autopsy report. Dana Cody, who heads the Foundation, made the
"And over the phone they
were very cordial and polite and no problem," she tells OneNewsNow.
"They were going to follow the Freedom of Information Act, and then
all of a sudden things changed and they have not provided the
autopsy report. So the death of this poor woman remains a mystery
because the medical examiner is not complying with the Freedom of
The medical examiner's office is now saying the records are
private, and will be released only to family.
"I think that the public interest would outweigh any privacy,"
Cody says. "Number one, under the law they should produce it;
that's what their law says in the state of Illinois. And secondly,
the public has a right to know what's going on at that Planned
Parenthood. I mean, why did this woman die?"
So far, it is known that Tonya Reaves had a second-trimester
abortion, which the clinic reportedly is not equipped to do. After
five and a half hours, she was transported to a hospital where
surgery was done because of an incomplete abortion and perforated
uterus, but it was too late. Cody is communicating with the medical
examiner's office, but if the documents are not forthcoming a
lawsuit could be filed.