Twenty-five-year-old Rita G. Goncalves took ill after her safe and legal abortion in late 1983.

At some point after her abortion, she was taken to Roger Williams General Hospital in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

There, she died on January 9, 1984, from abortion complications.


Sources:
  • The Providence Journal, Jan. 9, 1984, B-2
  • National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths From Selected Abortion-Related Causes By 5-Year Age Groups And Race: U.S. & Each State – Rhode Island, 1984