SUMMARY: Bonnie Fix, age 38, died February 12, 1974 after an abortion performed at Fresno Community Hospital in Fresno, CA.

Life Dynamics lists 38-year-old Bonnie A. Fix on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions.

According to Life Dynamics, Bonnie, a mother of four, was admitted to Fresno Community Hospital on February 7, 1974. Doctors there performed an abdominal hysterectomy on Bonnie. Codes used at the state registrar's office indicate that an abortion had been induced on Bonnie for medical reasons.

Several days after her hysterectomy, Bonnie began to suffer bowel and lung problems.
She suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on February 12.


As you can see from the graph below, abortion deaths were falling dramatically before legalization. This steep fall had been in place for decades. To argue that legalization lowered abortion mortality simply isn't supported by the data.

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  • LDI's source: California Certificate of Death # 74-016613; Fresno County (CA) Superior Court, Case # 168185