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
  • Sandra Kaiser, November 19, 1984 Age: 14
    • Suicide: jumped off overpass into traffic
  • Mary Kakacek, September 23, 1899 Age: 29
    • Funeral interrupted for inquest; midwife implicated, legal outcome unknown to me
  • Elise Kalat, February 12, 1987 Age: 22
    • Asthma attack during recovery, botched CPR at Planned Parenthood
  • Katherine Kammer, March 21, 1911 Age: 33
    • Unspecified midwife; no known charges filed
  • Francis Karies, October 23, 1920 Age: 19
    • Dr. C. W. Milliken arrested; legal outcome unknown; subsequent second death linked to him
  • Catherine Kasper, April 26, 1920 Age: 26
    • Midwife acquitted for reasons not provided in source
  • Ida Kaufman, December 8, 1914 Age: 13
    • Unknown perpetrator
  • Mary Keegan, February 16, 1890
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Rosie Kawera, June 14, 1916 Age: 29
    • One of three deaths linked to midwife Wilhemina Benn; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Stella Kelly, April 30, 1909 Age: 28
    • One of five deaths linked to Dr. Louise Achtenberg; murder charges filed, final outcome unknown to me
  • Belle Keehn, December 28, 1921 Age: 30
    • Unknown perpetrator
  • AnnKeenanSmall.jpgAnn Keenan, October 7, 1963 Age: 21
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Mary Kelly, November 11, 1929 Age: 23
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Anna Kelson, October 19, 1918 Age: 20
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Bertha Kern, January 30, 1893 Age: 21
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter, overturned based on technicalities relating to deathbed statement
  • Ella Kettler, December 14, 1911 Age: 34
    • Physician indicted, no trial
  • Anna Kick, November 20, 1925 Age: 29
    • Unidentified midwife
  • Nancy Kierzek, September 11, 1970 Age: 21
    • Boyfriend pleaded guilty
  • Annie Killhoff, December 5, 1905 Age: 19
    • Two physicians arrested, no trial
  • Elizabeth Kimball, January 28, 1867 Age: 31
    • Inquest performed at cemetery crypt; no perpetrator identified
  • Louisa Kimball, September 15, 1854 Age: 25
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Alice Kimberly, February 1, 1957 Age: 38
    • Veterinarian Ira Ledbetter convicted of first-degree manslaughter
  • Patricia King, May 4, 1987 Age: 24
    • Reaction to anesthesia in dirty office falsely called a licensed clinic; failure to resuscitate; no disciplinary action noted
  • Violet King, August 23, 1916 Age: 26
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; outcome of trial not known to me
  • Mary Kirkpatrick, 1859 Age: 16
    • Unidentified abortifacient provided by factory boss
  • I**rene Kirschner**, May 19, 1932 Age 24
    • One of six deaths linked to Dr. Lou E. Davis; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Mary Kissell, August 2, 1937 Age: 25
    • Doctor and midwife implicated; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Mary Kizior, April 3, 1919 Age: 22
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Ida Kloie, November 15, 1912 Age: 38
    • Midwife implicated, legal outcome unknown to me
  • Anna May Klanenberg, August 23, 1906 Age: 24
    • Physician charged; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Helen Kleich, January 23, 1914 Age: 17
    • Midwife tried, acquitted for reasons not indicated
  • Matilda Kleinschmidt, September 21, 1930 Age: 20
    • Physician indicted; legal outcome not known to me
  • Viola Koepping, June 7, 1929 Age: 20
    • Physician indicted; legal outcome not known to me
  • Alice Koester, March 5, 1900
    • Possible lay abortionist sentenced for unspecified charges
  • Martha Kohnke, September 24, 1927 Age: 35
    • Second abortion death linked to nurse Emma Schultz; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Anna Korcik, July 15, 1916
    • Midwife implicated but released
  • Helen Koss, January 6, 1924 Age: 26
    • Midwife indicted for homicide; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Bessie Kouns, May 1, 1928 Age: 29
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter; conviction set aside, further outcome unknown to me
  • Eva Krakonowicz, February 11, 1916 Age: 42
    • Midwife indicted, no trial
  • Anna Krause, March 21, 1916 Age: 33
    • Midwife acquitted for reasons not specified in source
  • Florence Kruse, August 29, 1927 Age: 15
    • Physician charged but released
  • Sophie Krawczyk, April 22, 1920 Age: 28
    • Midwife indicted; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Jennie Kuba, June 20, 1929 Age: 28
    • Midwife indicted, no trial
  • Sophia Kuhn, September 25, 1892 Age: 30
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Rose Kulamer, December 26, 1919 Age: 33
    • Midwife arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Frances Kulczyk, March 24, 1915 Age: 31
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Martha Kwasek, February 28, 1914 Age: 23
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Stefania Kwit, April 3, 1928 Age: 30
    • Midwife charged; outcome of case unknown to me

* The Colonial Era