Abortion Deaths — A

Each wom­an’s sto­ry includes what­ev­er doc­u­men­ta­tion I can find to sub­stan­ti­ate her death. Wom­en’s Sto­ries
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All Deaths­by Name 

  • 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