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
  • "Cathy H.," December 25, 1909 Age: 28
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • "Dottie H.," February 23, 1908
    • Unidentified physician
  • "Lucille H.," November 4, 1910 Age: 41
    • Unidentified midwife
  • Hazel Hadicke, December 16, 1923 Age: 19
    • Second of five deaths linked to Dr. Charles C. Keester.
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Alice Haggin, February 2, 1936 Age: 20
    • Last of three deaths linked to Dr. Justin L. Mitchell
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Jennifer Halner, December 21, 1997 Age: 27
    • Dr. Earl McLeod scolded by medical board for failure to adequately monitor and resuscitate
  • Angela Hall, June 14, 1991 Age: 27
    • High-risk abortion in outpatient facility
    • Massive internal injuries, delay in calling ambulance
    • Dr. Thomas Tucker surrendered license to halt investigation
  • Emily Hall, February 6, 1895
    • Three trials to finally convict Dr. J.D. Seaman
  • Mrs. George Hall, December, 1914
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Ruth Hall, April 15, 1932 Age: 21
    • Last of four verified dead patients of Dr. Richard Thacker
    • Murder conviction
  • Sarah Hall, April 6, 1873 Age: c. 31
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Bertie Hammarmiller, January 4, 1887 Age: 19
    • Self-induced with help from boyfriend
  • Sharon Hamptlon
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    • December 13, 1996 Age: 27
    • Semi-conscious, shoved out the door in wheelchair
    • Bled to death in car on drive home
    • Dr. Bruce Steir plea-bargained to avoid murder trial
  • Addie Hand, February 7, 1871 Age: 20
    • Physician implicated, released for lack of evidence
  • Alberta Handy, February 2, 1926 Age: 38
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Rose Hannover, June 22, 1928 Age: 31
    • Physician acquitted for reason not indicated
  • Barbara Hanson
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    • October 13, 1939 Age: 21
    • Lay abortionists James Carter and George F. Norton pleaded guilty
  • Arretta Hardesty, December 24, 1924 Age: 31
    • Physician sued by widower
    • Nothing known to me of any criminal case
  • Angenita Hargarten, February 20, 1927 Age: 23
    • Midwives arrested; outcome of cases unknown to me
  • Iza Harn, 1911
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Ellen Haro, April 2, 1943 Age: 31
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Gracealynn Harris, September 16, 1997Age: 19
    • Dr. Mohammad Imran, Delaware Women's Health Organization
    • Shoved out the door in a wheelchair while too weak to walk
  • Wilma Harris, June 20, 1974 Age: 17
    • First of two legal deaths by abortion-rights icon & former criminal abortionist Dr. Milan Vuitch
    • Delay in providing care
  • Sophia Hartozinski, December 18, 1923 Age: 40
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Beulah Hatch, February 18, 1916 Age: 24
    • 2nd death in one month linked to Dr. Bennett Graff
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Ruth Haught, August 19, 1937 Age: 30
    • Probably self-induced by unspecified method
  • Mary Ann Haurtrauft, April 1870
    • Dr. John S. Yundt convicted of manslaughter; successful appeal
  • Ada Hawk, August 25, 1893 Age: 17
    • Multiple attempts, including catheter and abortifactions
    • Possible midwife involvement
  • Eleanor Haynes, October 6, 1937 Age: 22
    • Physician implicated but not indicted due to lack of evidence
  • L'Echelle Head, October 11, 2000 Age: 21
    • Likely embolism after abortion
    • Unlicensed, Dayton Women's Health Services cited for substandard conditions
  • Annie Heaney, September 26, 1906 Age: 50
    • Physician arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Aurora Heaton, January 3, 1866 Age: 23
    • Self-induced with oil of cedar
  • Sheila Hebert, June 6, 1984 Age: 27
    • Delta Women's Clinic
    • Failure to monitor and promptly resuscitate
  • Marie Hecht, September 2, 1899 Age: 23
    • 9th of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; conviction
  • Selma Hetlund, March 16, 1924 Age: 35
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Mary Maber Height, March 7, 1881 Age: 20
    • Boyfriend, medical student Vincent Height; hung jury
  • Alma Heidenway, August 20, 1918 Age: 28
    • Physician implicated, acquitted for reasons not indicated
  • Donna Heim, August 13, 1986 Age: 20
    • First of three patients to die at Her Medical Clinic
    • Dr. Mahlon Cannon cited for negligence
    • Asthmatic reaction to anesthesia
  • Melissa Heim, January 26, 2001 Age: 18
    • Access Health Center; failure to resuscitate
  • Lizzie Heimos, September 6, 1917 Age: 29
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Louise Heinrich, August 23, 1910 Age: 20
    • Cover-up by coroner's office for a fee
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Elizabeth Hellman, February 6, 1952 Age: 35
    • Case against lay abortionist thrown out after successful challenge of deathbed statement
  • May Hennasek, January 1, 1915
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Matilda Henningsen, May 20, 1870
    • First of two deaths in the same month linked to A. A. Wolff
    • Advertised as physician; credentials never verified
    • Convicted
  • Ida Henry, January 12, 1900 Age: 26
    • Second of 4 deaths linked to Dr. Paulina Bechtel
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Sophie Herman, November 1, 1903 Age: 23
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mary Hermann, November 3, 1876 Age: 19
    • Midwife implicated in deathbed statement
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Emma Herod, April 30, 1923 Age: 29
    • Second of two deaths attributed to midwife Emma J. Warren
    • Outcome of case unknown to m e
  • Gertrude Harrington, September 11, 1918 Age: 35
    • Possible lay abortionist implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Lou Ann Herron
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    • April 17, 1998 Age: 33
    • Second of two patients of Dr. John Biskind to bleed to death
    • Illegal third trimester abortion
    • Convicted of manslaughter
  • Moris Helen Herron, November 3, 1983 Age: 26
    • Dr. William Stanley treated perforated uterus and bowel with antacids
  • Rhonda Hess, September 28, 1982 Age: 20
    • Unspecified abortion clinic
    • Infection and clotting disorder
  • Ethel Hestland, April 3, 1932 Age: 30
    • One of at least seven deaths linked to Dr. Richard Thacker
    • Convicted of murder in at least one of the deaths
  • Christine Hetland, March 1, 1920 Age: 39
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Nancy Hildinger, December 15, 1891 Age: 32
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Pauline Hill,December 4, 1916 Age: 23
    • Second of three deaths linked to Dr. George Fosberg
    • Case dropped, possibly because he went to prison on unrelated charges
  • Mrs. E. Hilliger, December, 1914
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Cleo Hinton, March 31, 1930 Age: 24
    • One of two deaths on the same day linked to Dr. Thomas M. Eade
    • Outcome of cases unknown to me
  • Lillie Hirst, January 28,1911 Age: 18
    • Two physicians implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Betty Hines, July 19, 1971 Age: 21
    • Dr. A. Mitchell, Doctor's Hospital
    • Abortion triggered episode of sickle cell disorder
  • Sharon Hoag, February 1, 1963 Age: 20
    • Lay abortionist Lee Blue pleaded guilty
  • "Linda Michelle Hoffman", September 22, 1970 Age: 19
    • Legal abortion at unspecified New York facility
    • Sent home to Indiana with retained fetus & perforated uterus
    • Septic abortion death
  • Elsie Holman, December 9, 1905 Age: 27
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Denise Holmes, December 21, 1970 Age: 24
    • First of 16 dead patients at NAF member chain Family Planning Associates
    • Fetal bone marrow in lungs
  • Elizabeth Holstein, November 15, 1882 Age: 23
    • Dentist George Buchannon convicted
  • Barbara Hoppert, February 22, 1983 Age: 16
    • Abortion recommended for health reasons
    • Cardiac arrest during procedure
  • Ethel Horner, October 15, 1926 Age: 23
    • Dr. Albert Peacock admitted abortion, said it was medically necessary
    • Outcome of criminal charges unknown to me
  • Annie Horvatich, May 6, 1907 Age: 26
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow
    • Hagenow convicted
  • Mary Hosang, November 10, 1943 Age: 29
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Fern Howe, January 13, 1927 Age: 27
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Emma Hub, April 24, 1893 Age: 19
    • Lay abortionist implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Lottie Hudson, May 11, 1884 Age: 20
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Emma Hufnagel, December 14, 1918 Age: 19
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • Louisa Hullsberger, 1863 Age: c. 22
    • Dr. A. L. Alstead convicted
  • Lillian Humbert, October 25, 1922 Age: 24
    • Nurse or midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Kristina "Kris" Humphrey
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    • August 14, 1994 Age: 24
    • Verified self-induced with pennyroyal tea
  • Anna Hunt, December 21, 1915 Age: 34
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Louise Huse, June 12, 1922 Age: 30
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me

* The Colonial Era