SUMMARY: Antonesha Ross, age 18, died May 8, 2009 after an abortion performed by Josephine Kamper at Women’s Aid Clinic, Lincolnwood, IL.Antonesha RossOn May 2, 2009, 18-year-old Antonesha L. Ross went to Women’s Aid Clinic of Lincolnwood, Illinois. She had an ultrasound performed that showed that she was 13 weeks pregnant. She made a down payment for an abortion to be performed on May 8, at which time she would pay the additional $390 that was due.
She returned as scheduled. Dr. Josephine Kamper performed the abortion, while CRNA Lawrence Hill administered anesthesia.Josephine KamperDuring the abortion, Antonesha’s blood oxygen saturation fell to between 80% and 90%, and she began to cough up blood through her mouth and nose. An employee gave her a bag to breathe into.
Needless to say, this wasn’t any help, and Antonesha went into cardio-respiratory arrest. She was not provided with proper resuscitation and she died, leaving behind 1 1/2-year-old Antonio and 6-month-old Antwane.
Her parents, Maria and Anthony Ross, sued on behalf of the children, and accepted the settlement of annuities offered by the defendants.
- Ross v. Women’s Aid Clinic, Cook County Circuit Court No. 2009 L007351
- “Abortion clinic closes, avoids fine after fatality,” Chicago Tribune, Apr. 3, 2015