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

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All Deaths by Name
  • "Leona M.," October 9, 1910 Age: 26
    • Unidentified physician
  • "Phyllis M.," April 9, 1910 Age: 46
    • Unidentified physician
  • Dawn Mack, August 3, 1991 Age: 21
    • One of three deaths at NAF member Eastern Women's Center; failure to properly monitor or resuscitate
  • Louise Maday, March 31, 1926 Age: 24
    • Midwife held; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mildred Maddalone, July 26, 1944 Age 32
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • MichelleMaddenSmall.jpgMichelle Madden, November 24, 1986 Age: 18
    • Abortion sought for possible fetal indications; fetal parts left in uterus, death from sepsis
  • Lola Maddison, March 2, 1906 Age: 28
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; case dropped due to irregularities in indictment
  • Catherine Madelopodo, July 16, 1913 Age: 30
    • Two physicians arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Caroline Malinken, February 11, 1861 Age: 35
    • Physician arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Jennie Mallard, January 16, 1901 Age: 20
    • Physician implicated in deathbed statement; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mena Malletti, July 9, 1916 Age: 27
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Grace Mallone, July 12, 1918 Age: 18
    • Two physicians charged; charges dismissed when key witness died during trial
  • Mrs. M. Marazak, November 24, 1916 Age: 24
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Etta Marcus, March 29, 1924 Age: 30
    • Physician acquitted for reasons not indicated in source
  • Sharon Margrove, May 21, 1970 Age: 25
    • Legal abortion; provider, method, and cause of death not noted
  • Dorothy Martin, July 29, 1949 Age: 22
    • Lay abortionist convicted
  • Elizabeth Martin, February 9, 1911 Age: 47
    • Midwife implicated; no trial
  • Jennie Martin, January 16, 1906 Age: 28
    • Physician held by coroner's jury; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Nellie Martin, August 10, 1889 Age: 20
    • Physician arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Margaret Marts, February 15, 1920 Age: 26
    • Self-initiated, finished by physician; found guilty of unspecified charge and fined $500
  • Veronica Maslanka, June 19, 1922 Age: 26
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • "Haley Mason", April 5, 2001 Age: 22
    • Suicide by drug and alcohol overdose
  • Bridget Masterson, December 16, 1925 Age: 22
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; charges dismissed by judge
  • Clara Mathews, September 17, 1893
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Ellen Matson, November 18, 1917 Age: 29
    • One of three deaths linked to Dr. Lillian Hobbs; convicted of intentional manslaughter
  • Helen Matta, 1946
    • Physician implicated in deathbed statement; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Jessie Matteson, May 9, 1901 Age: 22
    • Physician arrested; charges dismissed because judge ruled abortion might have been legal
  • Catherine Mau, March 11, 1929 Age: 30
    • One of two deaths linked to midwife Anna Heisler; convicted of murder
  • Anna Mauch, September, 1915
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Marcie Mayer, December 29, 1907 Age: 19
    • Midwife convicted of unspecified charge
  • Mary Mayer, February 25, 1918 Age: 34
    • Likely self-induced by unspecified method
  • Sherika Mayo, March 21, 2008 Age: 23
    • Injury to uterus and bowel, death from hemorrhage; physician fined and required to take classes
  • Gail Mazo, July 12, 1978 Age: 27
    • Abortion sought due to health issues; anesthesia mishap; family settled out-of-court
  • Dora McBride, 1902
    • Probable lay abortionist convicted of unspecified charge
  • Margaret McCarthy, May 18, 1904 Age: 18
    • Midwife Gertrude Plenz arrested; outcome of case unclear, second woman died three years later
  • Mary McCarty, January, 1880 Age: 30
    • Physician arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Amanda McCoy, December 22, 1871
    • Doctor suspected but cleared
  • Sophie McCoy, September 26, 1990 Age: 17
    • Extremely unsavory NAF member Abu Hayat sent her home with internal injuries, infection; no action taken until live birth of injured baby the following year
  • Violet McCormick, April 23, 1921 Age: 30
    • Third death linked to Dr. Louise Achtenberg; acquitted, linked to fourth death
  • Margaret McCreary, August 21, 1915
    • Midwife Marie Treylt arrested; unclear legal outcome; subsequently linked to second death
  • Lillian McCullough, July, 1926 Age: 18
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Carrie McDonald, August 1, 1922 Age: 27
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Rita McDowell, March 8, 1975 Age: 16
    • Deliberately sent home with retained fetus by extremely unsavory doctor; died of sepsis; plea-bargained down from murder to perjury charge by leveraging health problems; moved to practice in another state
  • EuniceMcElroy.pngEunice McElroy, November 14, 1928 Age: 21
    • One of three deaths linked to Dr. Thomas Ney; outcome of case unclear
  • Myria McFadden, December 8, 1987 Age: 28
    • Unspecified abortion method; heart and lung failure
  • Katherine McFarland, April 7, 1919 Age: 25
    • No details provided in source
  • Madlyon McGeehan, November 18, 1942 Age: 26
    • Physician charged with homicide; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Georgia Marie McGill, November 17, 1935 Age: 21
    • Physician tried; hung jury
  • Faye McGinnis, September 25, 1925 Age: 23
    • Two physicians indicted; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Sallie McGrann, 1918
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Inez McGraw, June 25, 1942 Age: 18
    • Former midwife pleaded guilty
  • Edith McIntyre, April 1, 1904 Age: 24
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter
  • LauraMcKeeTN.jpgLaura McKee, January 22, 1966 Age: 19
    • Boyfriend, a surgical technician, charged with capital murder; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Evangeline McKenna, January 28, 1974 Age: 38
    • Cardiac arrest after abortion in hospital
  • JenniferMorbelli.pngJennifer McKenna-Morbelli, February 7, 2013 Age: 29
    • Second dead patient of Dr. Leroy Carhart; delay in reaching doctor caused delay in emergency care; massive internal bleeding from clotting problems
  • KathyMcKnightTN.pngKathy McKnight, September 18, 1993 Age: 36
    • Unspecified provider and method; pulmonary embolism
  • Kendra McLeod, June 30, 1998 Age: 22
    • Discharged with internal injuries from unspecified facility; bled to death
  • Lynn McNair, March 23, 1979 Age: 24
    • First of two dead patients of Dr. Edward Rubin; risky saline injection got into blood stream causing massive organ damage
  • Mary McNeil, April 20, 1933 Age: 22
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter
  • Jeanette Mebzarek, January 30, 1912 Age: 21
    • Midwife arrested; no trial
  • Emma Melvin, June 9, 1917 Age: 26
    • Third death linked to Dr. Maximillian Meinhard; charged with manslaughter; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Dawn Mendoza, June 29, 1988 Age: 28
    • Second of two dead patients of Dr. Edward Rubin; delay in transport after amniotic fluid embolism
  • Jane Merrill, September 26, 1931
    • First of two abortion deaths linked to Dr. Aloysius Mulholland; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Annie Merriman, November 6, 1919 Age: 23
    • Physician arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Sarah Messinger, April 25, 1899 Age: 30
    • Possible lay abortionist arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Yvonne Mesteth, July 27, 1985 Age: 18
    • Second of two dead patients of Dr. Benjamin Munson; massive infection
  • Natalie Meyers, October 27, 1972 Age: 16
    • Second of 16 abortion deaths at NAF member chain Family Planning Associates
  • Irene Michaelson, January 7, 1922
    • Physician got 5-10 year sentence for unspecified charge
  • Emma Miller, November 24, 1906 Age: 22 Chicago
    • Identity of perpetrator unknown to me at this time
  • Minnie Miller, January 17, 1912 Age: 38
    • First of three deaths linked to Dr. Charles W. Klinetop; outcome of case unknown to me
  • MarianMillsHeadshot2.jpgMarian Mills, July 10, 1934 Age: 19
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • SandraMiltonHeadshot.jpgSandra Milton, April 27, 1990 Age: 23
    • Sent home from NAF clinic with hole in uterus; bled to death in front of her children
  • Pamela Modugno, May 17, 1972, Age: 18
    • Air in blood stream after legal abortion
  • Mitsue Mohar, September 10, 1975 Age: 31
    • Apparent anesthesia mishap in hospital
  • KarnamayaMongarSmall.jpgKarnamaya Mongar, November 20, 2009 Age: 41
    • Second of two deaths at filthy, uninspected Women's Medical Society; massive overdose, failure to resuscitate, delay in transport
  • Mollie Monilson, September 29, 1923 Age: 18
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Ruth Montero, August 7, 1979 Age: 23
    • One of four deaths at Women's Care Center; hemorrhage and mitral valve prolapse
  • Denise Montoya, May 29, 1988 Age: 15
    • Bled to death after late abortion at NAF member clinic
  • Beverly Moore, July 11, 1975 Age: 15
    • Unspecified cause of death after abortion in dirty clinic
  • Cleo Moore, March 28, 1942 Age: 19
    • Physician, who was golfing buddy of prosecutor, acquitted
  • Martha Jean Moore, July 18, 1961 Age: 19
    • Lay abortionist implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Sylvia Moore, December 31, 1986 Age: 18
    • Discharged by NAF member, with instrument embedded in uterine laceration; bled to death
  • Mary Moorehead, November 29, 1926 Age: 25
    • Last of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; convicted, appealed; judge shelved new trial due to Hagenow's old age and ill health
  • Christine Mora, November 8, 1994 Age: 18
    • 9th of 16 deaths at NAF member chain Family Planning Associates; cervical laceration, bleeding, and sepsis
  • JaimeLeeMoralesTN.jpgJamie Lee Morales, July 9, 2016 Age: 30
    • Sent home with massive internal lacerations; bled to death; manslaughter charges filed, trial pending
  • Maura Morales, May 8, 1981 Age: 24
    • Last of 4 deaths at Women's Care Center; irregular heart rhythms
  • Shelby Moran, September 16, 1999 Age: 60
    • Sudden blood pressure spike and brain damage; left incapacitated; died after 21 years in nursing home
  • Doris Morris, March 12, 1943 age 20
    • Midwife charged with murder; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Elizabeth Morris, 1855
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Emma Morris, July 16, 1903 Age: 29
    • Self-induced with instrument provided by friend
  • Lillian Morris, January 19, 1930 Age: 19
    • Dentist Milton A. Grissom, out on bail awaiting trial for another abortion death, arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Kathryn Morse, September 3, 1972 Age: 20
    • Risky saline abortion in hospital; sepsis and shock
  • Kelly Morse, June 22, 1996 Age: 32
    • Given lidocaine after indicating allergy; care and transport delayed; no disciplinary action
  • Violet Morse, August 1, 1929 Age: 22
    • One of three deaths linked to surgical nurse Gertrude Pitkanen; no arrest made
  • Loretta Morton, January 3, 1984 Age: 16
    • Pulmonary embolism; provider and abortion method not indicated
  • Eva Moyer, August 4, 1942 Age 18
    • Midwife convicted of murder by abortion
  • Anna Mueller, June 25, 1911 Age: 20
    • First of two deaths linked to Dr. George Lotz; indicted, admitted guilt, censored by medical society, but no criminal prosecution
  • Emily Mueller, December 21, 1926 Age: 15
    • First of two deaths linked to midwife Magdelane Stegeman; indicted for felony murder; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Mrs. Lewis Muncie, August 13, 1873
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Stella Murgatroyd, January 30, 1904 Age: 27
    • Physician implicated in deathbed statement; charges filed, outcome of case unknown to me
  • Anna Murphy, April 1, 1911 Age: 23
    • Midwife implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Bridget Murphy, June 18, 1914 Age: 39
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Kathy Murphy, September 8, 1973 Age: 17
    • One of five deaths at Inglewood Women's Hospital; sepsis
  • Margaret Muscia, August 28, 1926 Age: 44
    • Possible lay abortionist indicted; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Dorothy Muzorewa, August 23, 1974 Age: 25
    • Discharged with infection and bleeding; hemorrhage death
  • Hattie Myers, March 18, 1888
    • Physician implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Hattie Mae Myers, March 7, 1922 Age: 19
    • Second of 6 deaths linked to Dr. Charles C. Keester; implicated in deathbed statement which was challenged and thus charges dropped
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