Family of Woman Who Died at Massachusetts Abortion Center Speaks Out Hyannis, MA (LifeNews.com) -- The family of a woman who died from an abortion at an abortion business in this Massachusetts city is speaking out about her death and wondering why the mainstream media has refused to cover it. Laura Hope Smith, who was 22-years-old, apparently died after suffering hemorrhaging caused by an abortion obtained at Women Health Center. It appears that abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh, did the September 13 abortion that may have caused her death. He made headlines in 2001 when he threatened to kill staff members because of misplaced paperwork. Nearly 600 people attended Smith's funeral and the National Catholic Register reports that at least one woman canceled her appointment for an abortion after hearing of the tragic news. Smith was the Honduran-born daughter of Honduran-born daughter whom Eileen and Tom Smith adopted at the age of five. Eileen Smith told the Catholic newspaper that she's upset at the lack of media coverage, other than initial reports in LifeNews.com and other alternative media. “I don’t want Laura’s death swept under the rug, she told the Register. “If Laura had died falling off a bike or in a car accident, it would have been in the paper the next day. This is a political hot potato,” he said. According to Smith, a reporter from the local Cape Cod Times approached her two days after her daughter died for an interview. However, the article never ran in the newspaper.