Abortion Deaths — G

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 

  • Cook­ie G.,” August or Sep­tem­ber, 1913 Age 35 
    • Unspec­i­fied if abor­tion was legal or illegal
  • Sophie G.”, Sep­tem­ber 27, 1908 
    • Uniden­ti­fied mid­wife; legal out­come not indicated
  • Gertrude Gaess­witz, Feb­ru­ary 8, 1934, Age 27 
    • One of 6 deaths linked to Dr. Lou E. Davis; three tri­als: hung jury, con­vic­tion (over­turned), acquittal
  • Mrs. Frank Gagne, 1918
    • Dr. C. Allen Sny­der con­vict­ed of mur­der; con­nect­ed to anoth­er abor­tion death while await­ing trial
  • Flo­rence Gaiews­ki, Sep­tem­ber 4, 1903 Age: 23 
    • Doc­tor indict­ed but charges lat­er dismissed
  • Ann Gal­lager, March 25, 1848 Age: 20 
    • Self-induced; impli­cat­ed doc­tor on deathbed as revenge for refus­ing to do the abortion
  • Lil­lian Galvin, March 5, 1915 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Jam­mie Gar­cia, March 2, 1994 Age: 15 
    • Mas­sive infec­tion after abor­tion in dirty clin­ic owned by Dr. Moshe Hachamovitch; mul­ti­ple women died in his clin­ics, some at his hands
  • Jose­fi­na Gar­cia, May 23, 1985 Age: 37 
    • One of 16 known deaths at NAF mem­ber Fam­i­ly Plan­ning Asso­ciates chain; fail­ure to diag­nose ectopic pregnancy
  • Etta Gar­den­er, Sep­tem­ber 1916 Age: 22 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Gina Gard­ner, July 27, 1974 Age: 17 
    • Mas­sive anes­the­sia overdose
  • Myr­tle Gard­ner, Decem­ber 26, 1932 Age: 20 
    • Sec­ond death attrib­uted to Dr. Mike Rober­son, who plead­ed nolo con­tendere
  • Winifred Garv­er, June 27, 1929 Age: 19 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed, no trial
  • Nora Gates, March 25, 1899 
    • Funer­al inter­rupt­ed for inquest; per­pe­tra­tor as yet unknown to me
  • Mary Geary, Novem­ber 1, 1870 Age: 17 
    • Physi­cian held over for tri­al; out­come unknown to me
  • SusannaGearyTN.jpgSusan­na “Susan” Geary Sep­tem­ber 19, 1905 Age: 20 
    • Body dis­mem­bered and dumped; doc­tor impli­cat­ed, acquit­ted for rea­sons not specified
  • Anto­nia Gen­naro, April 16, 1917 Age: 27 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; no trial
  • Carmile Ghant, Feb­ru­ary 5, 1918 Age: 29 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ists; no trial
  • Mag­gie Gib­bons, Jan­u­ary 2, 1878 Age: 19 
    • Doc­tor con­vict­ed of first-degree manslaughter
  • Marie Gib­son, May 7, 1980 Age: 34 
    • Abor­tion rec­om­mend­ed due to bow­el obstruction
  • Mary Gib­son, March 6, 1896 Age: 22 
    • Mid­wife arrest­ed; released after nature of abor­tion decid­ed to be undetermined
  • Eliz­a­beth Gies, June 19, 1908 Age: 27 
    • Doc­tor sus­pect­ed but mur­dered for unre­lat­ed cause dur­ing investigation
  • ChristinGilbert.jpgChristin Gilbert Jan­u­ary 13, 2005 Age: 19 
    • Late abor­tion for pur­port­ed health rea­sons; lost con­scious­ness in hotel where patients stayed dur­ing process; inept CPR; one of two deaths under care of Dr. Leroy Carhart
  • Kath­leen Gilbert, May 2, 1985 Age: 29 
    • Lac­er­at­ed uterus; slow­ly bled to death after discharge
  • Emma Gill, Sep­tem­ber 12, Age: 26 
    • Physi­cian plead­ed guilty
  • Lil­lie Giovence, Octo­ber 1, 1914 Age: 18 
    • Three physi­cians impli­cat­ed; no trial
  • Rose Glick­field April 4, 1937 Age: 39 
    • Physi­cian con­vict­ed of first-degree manslaughter
  • Gina Irene Glover,” Novem­ber 9, 1999 
    • Physi­cian, abor­tion method, and cause of death not indicated
  • Christi­na Goess­wein, Octo­ber 19, 1990 Age: 19 
    • One of three dead abor­tion patients of Dr. Moshe Hachamovitch; med­ical board cit­ed mul­ti­ple gross fail­ures of care
  • Anna Rose Gold, November27, 1913 Age: 20 
    • Unclear if doc­tor was per­form­ing abor­tion or treat­ing self-induced abor­tion; no trial
  • Gay­lene Gold­en, Sep­tem­ber 30, 1985 Age: 21 
    • Cer­vi­cal lac­er­a­tion, embolism; Dr. Joe Bills Reynolds also per­formed fatal lipo­suc­tion on his own wife; filthy clin­ic, jan­i­tor admin­is­ter­ing anesthesia
  • Mary Gold­stein, July 4, 1912 Age: 33 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist; no trial
  • Maria Gomez, May 4, 1976 Age: 39 
    • Gash in uterus, fetal head retained; bled to death
  • Rita Goncalves, Jan­u­ary 9, 1984 Age: 25 
    • Unspec­i­fied provider, method, and cause of death
  • EdricaGoode.jpgEdri­ca Goode, Feb­ru­ary 14, 2007 Age: 21 
    • Planned Par­ent­hood nurse insert­ed lam­i­nar­ia in spite of obvi­ous vagi­nal infec­tion; over­whelm­ing sepsis
  • Expe­ri­ence “Speedy” Goodrich, 1830 Age: 23 
    • Boyfriend/medical stu­dent impli­cat­ed; no conviction
  • Emeila Gor­man, August 10, 1917 Age: 29 
    • One of three deaths linked to Dr. Anna Soren­son, who died await­ing trial
  • Anna Gosch, March 20, 1906 
    • Boyfriend con­vict­ed of homi­cide; used catheter to cause abortion
  • Shary Gra­ham, Jan­u­ary 16, 1982 Age: 34 
    • Aban­doned by physi­cian, bled to death from lac­er­at­ed cervix
  • Doris Grant, Feb­ru­ary 15, 1971 Age: 32 
    • Hem­or­rhage after undi­ag­nosed ectopic preg­nan­cy ruptured
  • VivianGrantTN.jpgVivian Grant Jan­u­ary 21, 1961 Age: 23 
    • Dr. Man­del Fried­man charged with sec­ond abor­tion death while await­ing tri­al; out­come unknown to me at this time
  • Debra Gray, July 15, 1989 Age: 34 
    • One of two anes­the­sia over­dose deaths for Dr. Gideon Kioko at Hillview Wom­en’s Sur­gi­cal Center
  • EdithGreenHeadshot2TN.pngEdith Green July 10, 1926 Age: 20 
    • Body dis­mem­bered and dumped; physi­cian con­vict­ed of abor­tion and conspiracy
  • Nor­ma Greene, March 16, 1981 Age: 34 
    • Unspec­i­fied provider and method; died of pul­monary embolism
  • Mary Gresky, Sep­tem­ber 20, 1922 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist con­vict­ed of crim­i­nal mal­prac­tice, grant­ed appeal on tech­ni­cal­i­ties; out­come of sub­se­quent tri­al unknown to me
  • Jolene Grif­fith, March 25, 1962 Age: 33 
    • Physi­cian plead­ed guilty to sec­ond-degree manslaughter
  • Edna Grif­fith, Feb­ru­ary 6, 1919 Age: 22 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Agnes Gro­ja, Jan­u­ary, 1917 Age: 16 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Sarah Grosvenor, Sep­tem­ber 14, 1742 Age: 20 
    • Physi­cian con­vict­ed but fled before sen­tence could be car­ried out
  • LauraGrunasSmall.pngLau­ra Grunas, August 4, 2006 Age: 30 
    • Shot boyfriend dead then turned gun on herself
  • Jan­ice Gumm, Decem­ber 5, 1988 Age: 17 
    • Lack of due dili­gence: asth­ma attack dur­ing anesthesia
  • CarolinaGutierrezSmall.jpgCar­oli­na Gutier­rez Feb­ru­ary 5, 1996 Age: 21 
    • Died of sep­sis after ampu­ta­tion of gan­grenous legs

* The Colo­nial Era