SUMMARY: Hoa Thuy “Vivian” Tran, age 22, died December 29, 2003 after getting abortion drugs at a Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa, CA.

PlannedParenthoodLogo.pngHoa Thuy "Vivian" Tran, like Holly Patterson, got abortion drugs at a Planned Parenthood.

Vivian,a 22-year-old teaching student from Fountain Valley, California age 22, followed the medical abortion protocol on December 23, 2003 after getting the drugs at the Costa Mesa, California Planned Parenthood.

On December 29, 2003, Vivian was vacationing with friends at a Las Vegas hotel and fell ill. She was rushed to a local hospital, where staff tried for 40 minutes to revive her, to no avail.

The autopsy showed that Vivian had died of sepsis caused by //Clostridium sordelli// bacteria in her uterus. Clostridium sordellii is a rare bacterium that can cause sudden severe toxic shock syndrome in previously healthy people.

Vivian‘s husband is suing the drug company, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernadino Counties, and The Population Council Inc., in Orange County Superior Court. VIvian's death left him to raise their 5-year-old daughter alone.

Planned Parenthood spokesperson Kimberlee Ward said that PP has "absolute confidence in this method of abortion," which is hardly surprising. After all, Vivian‘s fetus died, leaving PP with nothing to complain about.

Other women identified as having died of infection deaths after RU-486 deaths in the Los Angeles area: Chanelle Bryant, and Oriane Shevin. Chanelle got her abortion drugs at a Planned Parenthood, and Oriane and Vivian got theirs from National Abortion Federation members.

Sources:
  • "Suit Links Death to Abortion Pill," , Orange County Register, Oct. 7, 2005
  • "Suit Targets Distributor of RU-486," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 7, 2005
  • "Deaths after abortion pill use to be studied by regulators," The (Palm Springs, CA) Desert Sun, Nov. 24, 2005
  • "Officials study abortion pill deaths," (Pleasanton, CA) Tri-Valley Herald, Dec. 1, 2005

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