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
  • Henrietta Ullman June 12, 1870
    • First of two deaths in rapid succession linked to Dr. Michael Wolff
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Pelagia Usurowski, October 19, 1910 Age: 32
    • Possible lay abortionist implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Antonie Vacicek, August 16, 1899 Age: 35
    • Possible lay abortionist implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Ida Vail, October 5, 1873 Age: 19
    • Lay abortionist Marcella Metzler convicted of murder
  • Lucille van Iderstine, November 30, 1927 Age: 22
    • First of five deaths linked to Dr. Emil Gleitsman
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Cycloria Vangates, March 17, 1976 Age: 32
    • Dr. Paul Glassman disciplined by medical board
    • Bled to death from cervical injury
  • Clara Vansickle, August 14, 1862
    • Abortifacient provided by lover
  • Edna Vargo, January 23, 1929 Age: 22
    • Possible lay abortionist Katherine Bajda linked to second death while awaiting trial
  • Latachie Veal, November 2, 1991 Age: 17
    • Second of three deaths of patients of NAF member Dr. Robert Crist
    • Bled to death after discharge from West Loop Clinic
  • Iris Velazquez, September 5, 1987 Age: 20
    • Widower sued several physicians and Maria De Los Santos Health Center
    • Court documents indicate abortion might have been perpetrated illegally
  • Margaretta Velth, August 16, 1876
    • Unidentified perpetrator
  • Ida Vierow
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    • January 6, 1905 Age: 28
    • Two midwives arrested; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Maud Tabor Virgo
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    • May 1, 1916 Age: 46
    • Body hidden for three years in trunk in cellar
    • Both mother and undertaker/estranged husband suspected
    • Mother faced trial; hung jury
  • Brenda Vise, September 12, 2001 Age: 38
    • Volunteer Medical Clinic failed to diagnose ectopic pregnancy; discouraged Brenda from seeking immediate care
  • Mary Visscher, September 3, 1859
    • Two physicians implicated; outcome of case unknown to me
  • Cheryl Vosseler, August 16, 1969 Age: 17
    • Unspecified complications after discharge from abortion at Fresno General Hospital
  • Gail Vroman, July 18, 1979 Age: 20
    • Gas gangrene after abortion by Dr. Taskin Ratharathorn at the Ft. Wayne Women's Health Organization
  • Tillie Vrzal, January 10, 1917 Age: 23
    • Unidentified perpetrator

* The Colonial Era