Each woman's story includes whatever documentation I can find to substantiate her death.

Women's Stories
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All Deaths by Name
  • "Clara F.," June 18, 1910 Age: 21
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • "Ophilia F.," December 15, 1910
    • Unidentified midwife; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Katherine Falesch May 4, 1921 Age: 37
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mary Faulkner August 20, 1880
    • Physician acquitted for reason not provided in sources
  • Mary Francis Falls December 14, 1917 Age: 18
    • Physician acquitted for reason not provided in sources
  • Mary Farwig, November 4, 1899 Age: 28
    • Sources unclear as to who perpetrator was
  • Johanna Faulner June 29, 1906 Age: 40
    • Midwife arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Anna Fazio February 13, 1929 Age: 20
    • Midwife Marie Zwienczak convicted of homicide
  • Mary Federowicz July 21, 1923 Age: 28
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Degna Felicelli, October 10, 1916 Age: 36
    • Two doctors cleared for reasons not indicated
  • Antoinette Fennor March 7, 1875 Age: 20
    • Midwife charged; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Frances Fergus March 31, 1914 Age: 24
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Isobel Ferguson April 14, 1932 Age: 21
    • Two different physicians suspected; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mildred Ferguson, February 25, 1948 Age: 23
    • Dr. William M. Lewis convicted of second-degree murder
  • Emma Fertig December 17, 1914 Age: 24
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Beatrice Fisher March 6, 1945 Age: 36
    • Dr. Frank Hart convicted of manslaughter
  • Betty Fisher June 13, 1925 Age: 24
    • Two physicians implicated for reasons not indicated in source
  • Erna Fisher March 10, 1988 Age: 18
    • Choked on vomit during abortion
    • Dr. Dennis Miller made no attempts to resuscitate
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald December 9, 1881 Age 26
    • Physician charged; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Bonnie Fix February 12, 1974 Age: 38
    • Hysterectomy abortion recommended for health reasons
    • Fresno Community Hospital
    • Post-op bowel and lung problems
  • Sharon Floyd March 28, 1975 Age: 18
    • Infection after abortion at Associated Concern
  • Elizabeth Foley November 8, 1879
    • First of two deaths linked to Dr. Franklin Brooks
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Margaret Foley, November 25, 1924 Age: 20
    • Dr. Roger S. Parry committed suicide in his cell before trial
  • Linda Fondren January 20, 1974 Age: 21
    • Dr. Mohammad Pourtabib, Pre-Birth
    • Bleeding, surgery, spleen rupture; death
  • Mary Foorman November 11, 1875 Age: 19
    • Dr. J. F. McIlwain convicted
  • Christella Forte January 14, 1986 Age: 16
    • Risky saline abortion at New Centre Hospital
    • Saline in blood stream; convulsions and death
  • Janet Foster September 15, 1971 Age: 18
    • Dr. Richard Neal, Valley Doctors' Hospital
    • Discharged with fetus rotting in her womb; collapsed and died from infection
    • Neal tried for manslaughter; hung jury
  • Jennie Fouts, May 24, 1879 Age 20
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Adelaide Fowler July 27, 1920 Age: 38
    • Physician indicted; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Glenna Jean Fox January 19, 1989 Age: 17
    • Bled to death after abortion by Dr. Morris Wortman
  • Ruth Fox April 20, 1912 Age: 19
    • Pharmacy clerk and physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Edna Frederickson March 7, 1913 Age: 16
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Ruth Fragale February 8, 1919 Age: 20
    • Self-induced with unspecified instruments
  • Laura France September 6, 1989 Age: 33
    • Self-induced with air compressor
  • Loren Franklin August, 1924 Age: 19
    • Third of six deaths linked to Dr. Charles C. Keester
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Shellane Franklin August 23, 1927 Age: 27
    • Physician indicted; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Margie Fraser October 13, 1936 Age: 18
    • Second of three deaths linked to surgical nurse Gertrude Pitkanen
    • Case dismissed; possible corruption
  • Dorothy Friedland April 26, 1921 Age: 25
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Ruth Friedl August 21, 1929 Age: 27
    • Unverified self-induced by drinking ergot abortifacient
  • Mary Fuller May 30, 1876 Age: 25
    • First of two deaths in one week linked to Dr. Sarah E. Sullivan
    • Outcome of case unknown to me

* The Colonial Era