Eighteen-year-old Yvonne Corrie Mesteth was the second of two patients to die of infection after safe and legal abortionsby South Dakota abortionist Benjamin Munson. (The other was Linda Padfield.)
Life Dynamics lists Yvonne on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions.
LDI notes the following:

  • Yvonne was in the second trimester of her pregnancy.
  • The abortion wss performed in Munson's office in Rapid City.
  • Yvonne developed an infection, kidney failure, and adult respiratory distress syndrome.
  • She died on July 27, 1985.

The Women's Action Alliance started a defense fund for Munson when he was on trial for Linda Padfield's death, on the grounds that prosecuting an abortionist for killing a patient with reckless malpractice constituted putting "abortion rights" "on trial." (Women's Agenda, vol. 2-3)