SUMMARY: Angela Scott, age 19, died June 9, 1979 after an abortion by Jacob Adams at Atlanta Women's Pavilion in Atlanta, GA.

naflogo.jpgOn June 2 of 1979, National Abortion Federation member Atlanta Women's Pavillion rose to new levels of incompetence when staff there managed to fatally injure two teenage abortion patients in less than an hour.

It all began when 19-year-old Angela Belinda Scott stopped breathing in the recovery room due to what was reported as an "ideosyncratic reaction" to anesthesia. An uncertified nurse-anesthetist was administering anesthesia to 14-year-old Deloris Smith while Dr. Jacob Adams was performing her abortion. The nurse-anesthetist ran to assist in efforts to revive Angela, leaving Delores unattended with her anesthesia drip still running.

There was a 15 minute delay in getting an ambulance to the clinic because staff didn't tell the ambulance service that the call was for an emergency.

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After they had resuscitated Angela and loaded her into an ambulance, they returned their attention to Deloris, who had gone into cardio-respiratory arrest. Adams had accompanied Angela to the Grady Memorial Hospital, and even though the ambulance could have transported both patients, staff refused to release Doloris until the physician had returned to discharge her. This resulted in a 30-minute delay, during which the ambulance crew was unable to attend to Delores or begin transporting her.

Angela lingered for a week in a coma before dying on June 9. Delores never regained consciousness and eventually was admitted to a nursing home, where she died of adult respiratory distress syndrome on October 24, 1979, some time after her fifteenth birthday. A lawsuit later filed by Delores' mother stated that the pregnancy test done at the clinic had come back negative and thus Delores hadn't even been pregnant.

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Sources:
  • Atlanta Journal 6/27/97, Atlanta Constitution 6/28/79;
  • "Girl, 15, dies after being in a coma since abortion last June," Atlanta Constitution, Oct. 25, 1979,
  • "Control Sought for Abortions," Marietta (GA) Journal, Jun. 11, 1979
  • "Abortion Clinics Under Fire," Rome (GA) News-Tribune, Jun. 11, 1979
  • "Suit Filed Against Abortion Clinic," Augusta (GA) Chronicle, Jul. 25, 1979
  • "Mother Files Suit," Marietta (GA) Journal, Jul. 25, 1979
  • "Delay Caused After Failure," Marietta (GA) Journal, Jun. 26, 1979
  • "State told to draw new abortion rules," Rome (GA) News-Tribune, Nov. 8, 1979

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