CHICAGO, IL – In memory of Tonya Reaves, who bled to death following an abortion in a Chicago Planned Parenthood clinic, Rev. Ceasar LeFlore, Bishop Lance Davis, and State Rep. Tom Morrison are calling for the passage of laws that would require all Illinois abortion clinics like to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, and to require full informed consent prior to the performance of an abortion.
“While Roe v. Wade provides a women with choice it does not guarantee the safety of her life nor set a standard for abortion clinics demanding due diligence for woman as the tragic death of Tonya Reaves has shown us,” said Rev. LeFlore. “We pray Tonya’s death be not in vain.”
“Across Illinois, people are joining together to protect women and girls so that the tragic story of Tonya Reaves will not be repeated. This is about clinic safety regulations for all,” said Rev. LeFloare. “It is intended to ensure a safe environment for women and girls who are having these surgical procedures and to prevent them from being abandoned when a complication arises.”
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