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

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  • Mary Abrams, March 29, 1912 Age: 36
    • Possible lay abortionist, charges filed, no trial
  • Mary Ackerly January 20, 1846 Age: 19
    • Forced abortion, physician acquitted for non-logical reason
  • Diane Adams, February 28, 1992 Age: 28
    • Manslaughter charges against doctor
  • Anna Adler, September 9, 1913 Age: 27
    • One of six deaths linked to Dr. Lou E. Davis, charges filed but no trial
  • Eurice Agbagaa, January 15, 1989 Age: 26
    • Physician abandoned hemorrhaging patient in care of receptionist; license suspended
  • Beverly Agnes, December 21, 1973 Age: 21
    • Outpatient saline abortion; no action taken
  • Julia Agoston, March 12, 1928 Age: 24
    • Doctor and accessories charged, no trial
  • Stella Ahern, October 24, 1917 Age: 24
    • Perpetrator not identified
  • Susie Airey, May 12, 1919 Age: 38
    • Midwife arrested, case stricken off
  • Emma Alby, September 10, 1915, Age: 15
    • Forced by parents on girl who knew she wasn't pregnant; undetermined if actions taken against doctor
  • Doris Alexander, April 20, 1938 Age: 30
    • Doctor convicted of second-degree murder; accomplice won new trial
  • Leigh Ann Alford, November 26, 2003 Age: 34
    • Sent home with uterine perforation; bled to death
  • Martha Alit, October 16, 1954 Age: 40
    • One of three deaths attributed to same doctor
  • Annie Allison, September 29, 1923 Age: 44
    • Chiropractor posing as doctor; death certificate falsified, body exhumed; charges filed, outcome unknown to me
  • Louise Allman, February 5, 1929 Age: 25
    • Midwife tried, acquitted for unspecified reasons
  • Mary Alpen, February 20, 1915 Age: 23
    • No details currently available
  • Anna Anderson, October 15, 1915 Age: 25
    • Multiple physicians involved, legal outcome unclear
  • Christina Anderson, August 6, 1920 Age: 35
    • Midwife indicted, no trial
  • Clementina Anderson, November 19, 1862 Age: 20
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter
  • Emily Anderson, December 12, 1892 Age: 32
    • One of over a dozen deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; judge ordered jury to acquit
  • Emmy Anderson, July 24, 1929 Age: 19
    • Physician indicted, legal outcome unknown to me
  • Gladys Anderson
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    • March 31, 1930 Age: 18
    • One of two deaths the same day linked to Dr. Thomas Meade
    • Outcome of case unknown to me
  • Madelyn Anderson, May 6, 1924 Age: 24
    • One of four deaths connected to Dr. Louise Achtenberg; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Martha Anderson, May 5, 1939 Age: 16
    • Chiropractor trainee and brother, licensed chiropractor, convicted of murder
  • Olga Anderson, October 14, 1908 Age: 23
    • No further details known to me
  • Victoria Lyn Anderson, April 28, 1969
    • Attributed to hospital orderly
  • Demetrice Andrews, November 9, 1988 Age: 22
    • Unspecified provider and method
  • Alice Annalora, March 20, 1926 Age: 19
    • Physician and husband released on grounds that abortion might have been performed legally
  • Mickey Apodaca, April 11, 1984 Age: 28
    • Severed artery, 2-hour delay before transport; manslaughter charges dropped
  • Gloria Aponte, April 29, 1986 Age: 20
    • Fatal hemorrhage; NAF-member doctor, who had receptionist administering anesthesia at his clinic, fined $2,000
  • Henrietta Apple, September 15, 1902 Age: 31
    • Midwife confessed
  • CharisseArdsTN.pngCharisse Ards July 28, 1989 Age: 20
    • Pelvic infection; further details unknown
  • Genevieve Arganbright, May 20, 1937 Age: 26
    • Doctor convicted; overturned because abortion might have been legal
  • Mamie Arkins, July 9, 1915 Age: 26
    • Perpetrator unidentified
  • RenaArmstrongYearbookPhotoTNRena Armstrong February 28, 1930 Age: 17
    • Physician convicted of manslaughter
  • Auna Arola, October 17, 1927 Age: 31
    • Physician indicted; legal outcome unknown to me
  • Olive Ash, January 29, 1858 Age: 19
    • Physician found guilty of abortion but not manslaughter
  • KeishaAtkinsTN.jpgKeisha Atkins, February 4, 2017, Age: 23
    • Blood clots and sepsis 4 days into late term abortion
  • Barbara Auer, September 28, 1929 Age: 29
    • Perpetrator not identified
  • Barbara Auerbach, December 16, 1982 Age 38
    • Bowel obstruction after abortion in hospital
  • Della Augustine, March 1, 1914 Age: 24
    • Perpetrator unidentified
* The Colonial Era