Indiana Health Dep. Hides Records of Botched Abortions & Maternal Deaths

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | May 1, 2023
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Last week, The Federalist obtained records from Indiana’s abortion network that exposed what really went on in the state's 2022 baby-killing scheme: women died, babies were killed, and numerous underage girls were put in life-threatening danger. And presently, the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) is sitting on the records. 

The IDH receives Terminated Pregnancy Reports (TPRs) on every single abortion that is performed in the state. And based on records from January to November of 2022, more than 100 of those records report that the abortion facilities likely committed crimes and health violations that resulted in the deaths of at least there women and two born-alive babies, on top of the countless children purposefully murdered.

Voices for Life, an Indiana pro-life organization, indicated that according to the data, several women have died after abortions in several Indiana facilities, babies died after being born alive, and young girls were given abortions without reports being filed. Even still, the group’s executive director claimed she wasn’t “aware of any doctors who have lost their licenses" over the incidents.

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In 2022 alone, three women reportedly died after abortion procedures and two babies were delivered alive after a botched procedure, only to be killed afterward. That same year, there were also four failures to report girls aged 15 and younger who had abortions, which is a legal requirement per state law. 

Voices for Life created a detailed Google drive with the files of some of the violations. One report from June 25, the day after Roe v. Wade was overturned, indicated that a 31-year-old married woman died alongside her child during an abortion procedure. Her child in utero supposedly had a chromosomal abnormality, which likely is why she sought an abortion. I bet she didn’t know she’d die, too. 

Her provider, Amy Caldwell, also oversaw another abortion procedure on April 24, 2022, that left a 29-year-old unmarried woman dead.

Two other abortions performed by Caldwell reportedly resulted in the children being born alive. Both babies later died.

An April 21, 2022 report details a chemical abortion performed on a 15-year-old girl performed at a Bloomington Planned Parenthood. As reported by The Federalist, the abortionist, Deborah Nucatola, was famously recorded in 2015 talking about how to “crush” a child to death in order to “leave his organs intact for sale.”

And there are still people in this world who think that abortions are safe. 

The Federalist indicated that in March 2022, the IDH stopped releasing these TPR after local conservative news outlets highlighted the gross negligence of Indiana abortionists.

"Over the past four years, IDH has taken zero action on reported abortions that indicate they were illegally performed,” Representative Jake Teshka (R-Ind.) wrote at the time, said the IDH regularly made excuses when called out for their sitting on reports by insisting it was “an error.”

Yeah, “an error” over and over and over again. 

After The Federalist released their report, IDH responded and claimed that despite complaints, “No abortion clinics have been closed” from 2022-2023, and blamed the negligence of reporting on the fact that they started using a “new system.” 

Translation: yeah, we know we screwed up, but we wanna keep killing more babies

The fact that these violent attacks on babies and women took place is disturbing beyond measure, but the fact that facilities and their abortionists were never held accountable for it takes the situation to a whole other level. 

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