By Samantha Kamman, Abortion Columnist
Despite heavy vomiting and swaying, a woman was discharged from an abortion clinic following a late-term abortion procedure, leading to her death. Aisha Chithira was 22 weeks pregnant when she traveled from Ireland to the Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing for an abortion. She would then pass away from extensive internal bleeding followed by cardiac arrest in the back of a taxi on January 21, 2012. The abortionist who carried out the fatal procedure, Dr. Adedayo Adedeji, as well as two nurses that assisted with the abortion, were accused of manslaughter, but the charges were dropped in 2016.
Nurse Gemma Pullen insisted Chithira was in stable condition when she left the clinic, however, the taxi driver who collected Chithira observed her vomiting heavily, noting, “She didn’t seem with it at all. She looked like she was drunk.” Pullen denied the the taxi driver’s statement, however, the staff did help Chithira into the taxi, insisting she could not stay overnight. Chithira’s widower, Ryan Kapengule, remembered speaking to his wife on the phone as she left the clinic, but Chithira said she was “too weak to speak” and ended the call. Not long after, Kapengule would receive a call from Chithira’s sister, informing him that she had just received a call telling her Chithira was dead.
According to Care Quality Commission reports, the Marie Stopes Clinic has been condemned for over 2,600 breaches of health and safety. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children’s Antonia Tully expressed her sympathy, saying how Chithira’s case “exposes the ugly reality of the abortion industry in our country.” The clinic also has a buffer zone that prevents pro-lifers from praying and offering women alternatives outside of the clinic. Violators face fines or jail time.
Tully continued to speak on the tragedy of the case, stating:
“Aisha’s case shows us what abortion really is: a baby is killed and a woman is harmed… in Aisha’s case, fatally.”