Abortion Deaths — F

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

  • Clara F.,” June 18, 1910 Age: 21 
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • Ophil­ia F.,” Decem­ber 15, 1910 
    • Uniden­ti­fied mid­wife; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Kather­ine Falesch May 4, 1921 Age: 37 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Mary Faulkn­er August 20, 1880 
    • Physi­cian acquit­ted for rea­son not pro­vid­ed in sources
  • Mary Fran­cis Falls Decem­ber 14, 1917 Age: 18 
    • Physi­cian acquit­ted for rea­son not pro­vid­ed in sources
  • Mary Far­wig, Novem­ber 4, 1899 Age: 28 
    • Sources unclear as to who per­pe­tra­tor was
  • Johan­na Faulner June 29, 1906 Age: 40 
    • Mid­wife arrest­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Anna Fazio Feb­ru­ary 13, 1929 Age: 20 
    • Mid­wife Marie Zwienczak con­vict­ed of homicide
  • Mary Federow­icz July 21, 1923 Age: 28 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist arrest­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Deg­na Feli­cel­li, Octo­ber 10, 1916 Age: 36 
    • Two doc­tors cleared for rea­sons not indicated
  • Antoinette Fen­nor March 7, 1875 Age: 20 
    • Mid­wife charged; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Frances Fer­gus March 31, 1914 Age: 24 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Iso­bel Fer­gu­son April 14, 1932 Age: 21 
    • Two dif­fer­ent physi­cians sus­pect­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Mil­dred Fer­gu­son, Feb­ru­ary 25, 1948 Age: 23 
    • Dr. William M. Lewis con­vict­ed of sec­ond-degree murder
  • Emma Fer­tig Decem­ber 17, 1914 Age: 24 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Beat­rice Fish­er March 6, 1945 Age: 36 
    • Dr. Frank Hart con­vict­ed of manslaughter
  • Bet­ty Fish­er June 13, 1925 Age: 24 
    • Two physi­cians impli­cat­ed for rea­sons not indi­cat­ed in source
  • Erna Fish­er March 10, 1988 Age: 18 
    • Choked on vom­it dur­ing abortion
    • Dr. Den­nis Miller made no attempts to resuscitate
  • Eliz­a­beth Fitzger­ald Decem­ber 9, 1881 Age 26 
    • Physi­cian charged; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Bon­nie Fix Feb­ru­ary 12, 1974 Age: 38 
    • Hys­terec­to­my abor­tion rec­om­mend­ed for health reasons
    • Fres­no Com­mu­ni­ty Hospital
    • Post-op bow­el and lung problems
  • Sharon Floyd March 28, 1975 Age: 18 
    • Infec­tion after abor­tion at Asso­ci­at­ed Concern
  • Eliz­a­beth Foley Novem­ber 8, 1879 
    • First of two deaths linked to Dr. Franklin Brooks
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Mar­garet Foley, Novem­ber 25, 1924 Age: 20 
    • Dr. Roger S. Par­ry com­mit­ted sui­cide in his cell before trial
  • Lin­da Fon­dren Jan­u­ary 20, 1974 Age: 21 
    • Dr. Moham­mad Pourtabib, Pre-Birth
    • Bleed­ing, surgery, spleen rup­ture; death
  • Mary Foor­man Novem­ber 11, 1875 Age: 19 
    • Dr. J. F. McIl­wain convicted
  • Chris­tel­la Forte Jan­u­ary 14, 1986 Age: 16 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at New Cen­tre Hospital
    • Saline in blood stream; con­vul­sions and death
  • Janet Fos­ter Sep­tem­ber 15, 1971 Age: 18 
    • Dr. Richard Neal, Val­ley Doc­tors’ Hospital
    • Dis­charged with fetus rot­ting in her womb; col­lapsed and died from infection
    • Neal tried for manslaugh­ter; hung jury
  • Jen­nie Fouts, May 24, 1879 Age 20 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ade­laide Fowler July 27, 1920 Age: 38 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Glen­na Jean Fox Jan­u­ary 19, 1989 Age: 17 
    • Bled to death after abor­tion by Dr. Mor­ris Wortman
  • Ruth Fox April 20, 1912 Age: 19 
    • Phar­ma­cy clerk and physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Edna Fred­er­ick­son March 7, 1913 Age: 16 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ruth Fra­gale Feb­ru­ary 8, 1919 Age: 20 
    • Self-induced with unspec­i­fied instruments
  • Lau­ra France Sep­tem­ber 6, 1989 Age: 33 
    • Self-induced with air compressor
  • Loren Franklin August, 1924 Age: 19 
    • Third of six deaths linked to Dr. Charles C. Keester
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Shel­lane Franklin August 23, 1927 Age: 27 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Margie Fras­er Octo­ber 13, 1936 Age: 18 
    • Sec­ond of three deaths linked to sur­gi­cal nurse Gertrude Pitkanen
    • Case dis­missed; pos­si­ble corruption
  • Dorothy Fried­land April 26, 1921 Age: 25 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ruth Friedl August 21, 1929 Age: 27 
    • Unver­i­fied self-induced by drink­ing ergot abortifacient
  • Mary Fuller May 30, 1876 Age: 25 
    • First of two deaths in one week linked to Dr. Sarah E. Sullivan
    • Out­come of case unknown to me

* The Colo­nial Era