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

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All Deaths by Name
  • "Cathy W.," July 11, 1909 Age: 24
    • Verified self-induced with catheter
  • Margaret Wagner, January 23, 1912 Age: 33
    • Midwife Caroline Orbach (?)
  • Sophie Wagner, May 2, 1913
    Midwife Margaret Widemann, Chicago
  • Stella Wagner, January 14, 1915
    • Unidentified person
  • Eshter Wahlstrom, December 1, 1928 Age: 23
    • Dr. Lou E. Davis, Chicago
  • Catherine Wainwright, August 26, 1922
    • Undetermined
  • Pamela Wainwright, January 16, 1987 Age: 37
    • Shallowford Community Hospital, Georgia
  • Margaret Waldon, April 15, 1916 Age: 33
    • Undetermined
  • Willie Pearl Walker, June 1, 1926 Age: 18
    • Dr. Thomas Ney, Chicago
  • Bessie Wallace, March 6, 1915
    • Undetermined
  • Lynette Wallace, September 27, 1975 Age: 22
    • Inglewood Women's Hospital
  • Stella Wallenberg, September 14, 1928 Age: 20
    • Lay abortionist w/physician accessory
  • Nellie Walsh, February 12, 1907 Age: 28
    • Dr. Adolph Buettner, Chicago
  • Debra Walton, September 25, 1989 Age: 35
    • Unspecified physician, Birmingham, AL
  • JaneWardSmall.pngJane Ward October 28, 1947 Age: 22
    • Dr. Paul Singer, New York
  • NancyWard_TN.jpgNancy Ward February 8, 1968 Age: 19
    • Dr. Richard Mucie, Kansas City, MO
  • Martha Watson, February 23, 1928 Age: 26
    • Undetermined
  • Nicey Washington, June 6, 2000 Age: 26
    • Ambulatory Surgical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Sheila Watley, December 29, 1987 Age: 31
    • Dr. Richard Cunningham
    • Concerned Women's Center, Houston, TX
  • Diane Watson, August 29, 1987 Age: 27
    • Dr. Rudolph Moragne Hedd Surgi-Center, Chicago, IL
  • Virginia Watson
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    • November 29, 1954 Age: 32
    • Lay abortionist Roger Brenon
  • Dorothy Webber, February 26, 1943 Age 20
    • Dr. Henry Gross (?)
  • Amelia Weber, May 19, 1858 Age: 28
    • Dr. Charles Cobel, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ingar Weber, January 26, 1990 Age: 28
    • Delta Women's Clinic, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Susan Webster, August 16, 1858 Age: 20
    • Dr. David R. Brown, Boston
  • Ruth Weir, February 16, 1929 Age: 25
    • Dr. Maurice Sturm, New York
  • Anna Welger, February 27, 1926 Age: 36
    • Midwife Theresa Struhala, Chicago
  • Robin Wells, August 2, 1981 Age: 27
    • Dr. Max Gaujean
    • Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Ohio
  • Elizabeth Welter, September 14, 1925 Age: 19
    • Dr. Lucy Hagenow, Chicago
  • Irene Wengel, June 12, 1902
    • Dr. Frederick Weightnovel, Tampa, FL
  • Belle Wertz, December, 1874
    • Dr. Hilt, Cincinnati, OH
  • Ta Tanisha Wesson, February 1, 1995 Age: 24
    • Family Planning Associates Medical Group (NAF)
  • Zilphia West, December, 1874 Age: c. 20
    • Undetermined
  • Mary Wheat, October 8, 1899 Age: c. 30
    • Dr. S. M. Jenkins (?)
  • Alice White, July 2, 1891
    • Dr. Scott Helm
  • Ellen White, January 10, 1907 Age: 36
    • Midwife Ellen Watchek, Chicago
  • Lola Whiteman, December 11, 1928 Age: 21
    • Midwife Mary Murwaski, Rockford, IL
  • Mary Whitney, May 17, 1924 Age: 26
    • Dr. Lou E. Davis, Chicago
  • Rauka Wilen, January 13, 1911 Age: 27
    • Midwife Mary Rominel, Chicago (?)
  • Jessie Wicks, February, 1854
    • Possible lay abortionist Mrs. M.J. Bord
  • Hazel Wilcox, March 16, 1915 Age: 19
    • Midwife Julie Petera, Chicago
  • Ada Williams, February 20, 1916 Age: c. 27
    • Dr. Noble O. Hamilton, Denver, CO
  • Chivon Williams. May 19, 1995, Age 16
    • Dr. Alberto Hodari, Detroit, MI (NAF)
  • Ellen Williams, March 6, 1985 Age: 38
    • Dr. Chartoor Singh Dadeland, Miami, FL
  • Madell Williams, July 1, 1936 Age: 19
    • Unspecified
  • Mary Williams, September 15, 1925 Age: 25
    • Unspecified
  • MerlWilliamsTN.pngMerl Williams April 24, 1937 Age: 21
    • Midwife Cordelia Moore, Oklahoma
  • Nichole Williams, April 25, 1997 Age: 22
    • Dr. Robert Crist
    • Reproductive Health Services, Kansas City, MO (NAF)
  • Sandra Williams, December 13, 1984 Age: 30
    • Unspecified legal abortion facility, Pennsylvania
  • Shirley Williams, January 12, 1980 Age: 30
    • Unspecified legal abortion facility, Louisiana
  • Julia Williamson, June 6, 1907 Age: 29
    • Midwife Emily Redemski, Chicago (?)
  • Tanya Williamson, September 7, 1996 Age: 28
    • Dr. Moshe Hachamovitch, New York
  • Vivian Willis, March 3, 1928 Age: 21
    • Unidentified practitioner
  • LakishaWilsonTN.jpgLakisha Wilson
    • March 28, 2014 Age: 22 Preterm Clinic
  • Loretta Wilson TN.jpgLoretta Wilson
    • December 23, 1934 Age: 19
    • Dr. John Becker, New York
  • Mary Ann Wilson, 1837
    • Unspecified physician, Lowell, MA
  • Carole Wingo, July 22, 1974 Age: 22
    • Mercy General Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Mrs. Fred Winkleman, July 21, 1886
    • Husband a suspect, no prosecution
  • Otilia Winkler, March 2, 1906, Age 23
    • Midwife Wilhemina Benn, Chicago (?)
  • Elizabeth Winter, November 11, 1916 Age: 28
    • Cecelia Stejskal, Chicago, profession not determined
  • Miss Winter, July, 1876
    • Abortifacient from unspecified source
  • Emma Witte, August 20, 1913 Age: 20
    • Dr. Otis Walker, Chicago
  • Minnie Wittenborn, January 13, 1880 Age: 21
    • Undetermined
  • Mary Wojnovich, March 2, 1918 Age: 26
    • Verified self-induced with wooden stick, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Grace Wolf, December 3, 1917
    • Dr. C. Allen Snyder, Dubuque, IA
  • Virginia Wolfe, July 10, 1998 Age: 33
    • Dr. Lillian Jones
    • Methodist Women's & Children's Hospital, Bexar Co., TX
  • Emma Wolfer, May 4, 1865 Age: 18
    • Dr. Charles Cobel, New York
  • Darlene Wood, July 7, 1982 Age: 23
    • Dr. Regna Rajan Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Elvira Woodward, April 27, 1871
    • Dr. Charles P. Wood, Manchester, NH
  • Florence Wright, January 12, 1909 Age: 34
    • Midwife Louisa Achtenberg, Chicago
  • Gail Wright, March 26, 1986 Age: 29
    • Unspecified legal facility, New Jersey
  • Virginia Wyckoff, April 24, 1932 Age: 21
    • Dr. J. W. Eisiminger, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Gertrude Wynants, July 19, 1925 Age: 17
    • Possible lay abortionist Margaret Shott Higgens, New York
  • "Tessa Z.," June 22, 1909 Age: 29
    • Unspecified midwife, Chicago
  • Jennie Zablinien, June, 1916
    • Undetermined
  • Mrs. Vladislaw Zapanc, August 26, 1917 Age: 28
    • Undetermined practitioner
  • Stanislawa Zagonski, September 30, 1904
    • Possible lay abortionist Mrs. Alexander Wojtanowski, Chicago, IL
  • StacyZallieSmall.jpgStacy Zallie
    • October 1, 2002 Age: 20
    • Dr. Steven Chase Brigham
    • American Women's Services, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Margaret Zito, December 7, 1925 Age: 18
    • Undetermined
  • Josepha Zrowsky, February 23, 1915
    • Self-induced, unspecified method, Chicago