SUMMARY: Nicey Washington, age 26, died June 6, 2000 after an abortion at Ambulatory Surgical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Nicey Washington (Niecy Washington?) was 26 years old when she underwent a safe and legal abortion at Ambulatory Surgery Center in Brooklyn, New York, on June 6, 2000. She had graduated from college the previous Sunday.

Her heart stopped after the abortion. She was rushed to Lutheran Hospital at about 11 a.m. Attempts to revive her failed, and she was declared dead at around noon. She left behind a fiance and a 4-year-old daughter.

As of the time of the last article I could find on Nicey's death, the Medical Examiner's office hadn't determined the exact cause of death, but suspected a botched abortion.

The state health department would not provide information due to confidentiality concerns, but added, "We are actively investigating this particular case."

Nicey's mother, Rita Washington, told the New York Post, "I don't understand how something like this could happen. She was a wonderful daughter."


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