• "Adelle", November 16, 2002 Age: 26
    • Mi Yong Kim at Landmark Women's Center
    • Badly administered anesthesia
    • Failure to resuscitate
  • "Amy", January 2, 1971 Age: 35
    • Unspecified New York clinic
    • Massive pulmonary embolism
  • "Andrea", January 20, 1971 Age: 26
    • Unspecified New York clinic
    • Infection
  • "Anita", May 12, 1971 Age: 23
    • Outpatient saline at unspecified New York clinic
    • Bled to death in her home
  • "April", August 22, 1971 Age: 17
    • Unspecified New York hospital
    • Shock from saline abortion
  • "Audrey", July 1, 1971 Age: 44
    • Unspecified New York clinic
    • Cardiac arrest during procedure
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  • "Barbara", September 23, 1971 Age: 35
    • Unspecified New York facility
    • Shock and cardiac arrest during saline abortion
  • "Becky", October 5, 1971 Age: 18
    • Sent home to Arkansas from unspecified New York facility
    • Massive infection
  • "Belle", 2009 Age: 21
    • Unspecified US facility
    • Retained tissue, sepsis from medical abortion
  • "Beth", December 29, 1971 Age: 23
    • Unspecified New York facility
    • Saline injected into bloodstream by accident
  • "Betty", c. 1974 Age: 29
    • Unspecified US facility
    • Anesthesia mishap
  • "Beverly", c. 1974 Age: 21
    • Unspecified facility
    • Fetal indications, 35 weeks
    • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • "Bonnie", August, 1924 Age: 18
    • One of 6 deaths linked to Dr. Charles Keester of Wichita
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • "Brenda", c. 1974 Age: 31
    • Unspecified US facility
    • Vomiting and choking during prostaglandin abortion
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  • "Carmen", 2008 Age: 29
    • Unspecified facility
    • Infection from medication abortion
  • "Cherish", c. 2005
    • Unspecified facility
    • Infection from medication abortion
  • "Chloe", 1930 (?)
    • Dentist Milton Grissom convicted
  • "Christi", 1972 Age: 29
    • Unspecified facility
    • Saline in bloodstream triggered clotting problems
  • "Cindy", 1972 Age: 25
    • Air in bloodstream during suction abortion in unspecified facility
  • "Colleen", March 8, 1972 Age: 21
    • Respiratory arrest at unspecified legal facility
  • "Connie", March 8, 1972 Age: 31
    • Cardiac arrest during legal abortion at unspecified legal facility in New York
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  • "Daisy", April 28, 1990 Age: 32
    • Induced by boyfriend with aquarium tubing
  • "Dawn", August 1972 Age: 29
    • Unspecified hospital; cause of death unclear
  • "Denise", c. 1977 Age: 27
    • Unspecified hospital
    • Uterine perforation during multiple attempts to abort fetus that was in abdomen, not uterus
  • "Donna", 1973 Age: 19
    • Unspecified facility; embolism during prostaglandin abortion
  • "Dorothy", 1973 Age: 44
    • Abortion via hysterectomy in unspecified hospital
    • Death due to embolism
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  • "Eleanor", 1973 Age: 20
    • Unspecified facility
    • Embolism during risky saline abortion
  • "Ellen" of the CDC, 1974 Age: 22
    • Unspecified facility
    • Embolism during risky saline abortion
  • "Ellen" of New Jersey, December 3, 1983 Age: 18
    • Second of two dead patients of Dr. Andre Neharayoff
    • Sent home with fetal leg protruding from uterus
    • Disciplined by medical board
  • "Erica", 1974 Age: 20
    • Unspecified facility
    • Embolism during risky saline abortion

  • "Faith", 1974 Age: 21
    • Unspecified facility
    • Bled to death from punctured uterus
  • "Fatima", c. 1978
    • Self-induced by unspecified method
  • "Faye", December 15, 1979 Age: 19
    • First of two dead patients of Dr. Andre Neharayoff
    • Found blue and pulseless after being left unattended in recovery
    • Disciplined by medical board

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  • "Gabriella Alonso", 2002
    • Unspecified facility
    • Failure to monitor and to properly resuscitate
    • Brain damage; left incapacitated for 6 years
    • Medical Examiner declared death to be homicide
  • "Gail", 1975 Age: 23
    • Unspecified facility
    • Uterus ruptured during risky saline abortion
  • "Georgette", 1975
    • No further details currently available
  • "Gloria", 1976 Age: 35
    • Chose abortion out of fear of fetal abnormalities
    • Cardiac arrest during prostaglandin abortion
    • Left paralyzed; died six months later

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  • "Idra", 1752
    • Given abortifacient by married lover
  • "Isabel", 1981 Age: 22
    • Unspecified facility
    • Uterine perforation and hemorrhage

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  • "Jane" of 1937, January 16, 1937
    • Dr. Samuel Roth pleaded guilty to manslaughter
  • "Jane" of Newark, 1937
    • Dr. Charles I. Gordon pleaded guilty
  • "Julie", April 16, 1972 Age: 14
    • Unspecified New York facility
    • Perforated uterus and bowel
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  • "Kimberly", December 23, 1970 Age: 25
    • Unspecified New York facility
    • Cardiac arrest
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  • "Lori", 1970 Age: 17
    • Risky saline abortion at unspecified Maryland hospital
    • Sepsis and death
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  • "Malorie", 1974 Age: 35
    • Fatal pulmonary embolism after risky saline abortion
    • Unspecified facility
  • "Mary", c. 1971 Age: 19
    • Unspecified California hospital
    • Discharged with cut in uterine artery; bled to death
  • "Melissa", May 11, 1992 Age: 27
    • Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn
    • Unspecified complication from risky saline abortion
  • "Molly", 1975 Age: 21
    • Abortion at unspecified Massachusetts hospital for medical indications
    • Contra-indicated saline abortion worsened medical condition, caused death
  • "Monica", November 26, 1971 Age: 31
    • Unspecified Massachusetts hospital
    • Severe bowel blockage after hysterectomy abortion
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  • "Nadine", c. 1978 Age: 32
    • Unspecified hospital
    • Uterine laceration; bled to death
  • "Nancy", 1972 Age: 16
    • Risky saline abortion at unspecified facility
    • Death from embolism and clotting disorder
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  • "Pamela", c. 1974 Age: 38
    • 24-week abortion due to pre-eclampsia
    • Blood pressure spike caused cerebral hemorrhage
  • "Patricia", c. 1975 Age: 16
    • Antiquated catheter abortion at unspecified physician's office
    • Death from sepsis
  • "Penelope", February 29, 1892 Age: 24
    • Self-induced with medical osmotic dilator
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  • "Robin", May 4, 1972 Age: 21
    • Travelled to New York facility for legal abortion
    • Lingering death from aplastic anemia and hepatitis
  • "Rosa", 1976 Age: 29
    • Unspecified illegal abortion, most likely in Mexico
  • "Roseanne", February 27, 1971 Age: 37
    • Risky saline abortion at unspecified New York facility
    • Aspiration pneumonia from choking on vomit
  • "Roxanne", May 13, 1972 Age: 17
    • Overdose of local anesthetic at unspecified New York facility
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  • "Sandra", April 18, 1971 Age: 18
    • Suicide after abortion at unspecified New York facility
  • "Sara", June 18, 1972 Age: 22
    • Unspecified New York facility
    • Retained tissue; death from infection
  • "Serena", 1980 (?) Age: 22
    • Discharged from unspecified facility with uterine perforation
    • Death from septic shock and hemorrhage
  • "Sherri", 1975 Age: 20
    • Urea instillation abortion at unspecified facility
    • Death from amniotic fluid embolism
  • "Sophia", December 30, 1967 Age: 19
    • Dr. Benjamin King convicted
  • "Sophie", 1975
    • Unspecified complication, unspecified Illinois facility
  • "Susan", November 1, 1992 Age: 21
    • Unverified
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  • "Tammy", October 13, 1971 Age: 33
    • Travelled to New York for legal abortion; died of sepsis
  • "Tara", c. 2005
    • Infection from medical abortion at unspecified facility
  • "Tasha", 1978
    • Unspecified complications after abortion at unspecified facility
  • "Teresa", c. 1974 Age: 19
    • Hospital abortion recommended due to heart condition
    • Death from cardiac arrest
  • "Terri", April 11, 1991 Age: 34
    • Unspecified complication, unspecified Union City, NJ facility
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  • "Vanessa", 1973 Age: 35
    • Unspecified facility; pulmonary embolism
  • "Vickie", August 17, 1971 Age: 23
    • Risky saline abortion at unspecified New York facility
    • Death from sepsis
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  • "Wanda", c. 2006
    • Sepsis from medical abortion at unspecified facility
  • "Wendy", 1972 Age: 23
    • Risky saline abortion at unspecified facility
    • Excess saline in blood stream; convulsions and clotting failure




"Chloe", 1930 (?)