Abortion Deaths — H

Each wom­an’s sto­ry includes what­ev­er doc­u­men­ta­tion I can find to sub­stan­ti­ate her death. Wom­en’s Sto­ries
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  • Cathy H.,” Decem­ber 25, 1909 Age: 28 
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • Dot­tie H.,” Feb­ru­ary 23, 1908 
    • Uniden­ti­fied physician
  • Lucille H.,” Novem­ber 4, 1910 Age: 41 
    • Uniden­ti­fied midwife
  • Hazel Hadicke, Decem­ber 16, 1923 Age: 19 
    • Sec­ond of five deaths linked to Dr. Charles C. Keester.
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Alice Hag­gin, Feb­ru­ary 2, 1936 Age: 20 
    • Last of three deaths linked to Dr. Justin L. Mitchell
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Jen­nifer Hal­ner, Decem­ber 21, 1997 Age: 27 
    • Dr. Earl McLeod scold­ed by med­ical board for fail­ure to ade­quate­ly mon­i­tor and resuscitate
  • Angela Hall, June 14, 1991 Age: 27 
    • High-risk abor­tion in out­pa­tient facility
    • Mas­sive inter­nal injuries, delay in call­ing ambulance
    • Dr. Thomas Tuck­er sur­ren­dered license to halt investigation
  • Emi­ly Hall, Feb­ru­ary 6, 1895 
    • Three tri­als to final­ly con­vict Dr. J.D. Seaman
  • Mrs. George Hall, Decem­ber, 1914 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Ruth Hall, April 15, 1932 Age: 21 
    • Last of four ver­i­fied dead patients of Dr. Richard Thacker
    • Mur­der conviction
  • Sarah Hall, April 6, 1873 Age: c. 31 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Bertie Ham­marmiller, Jan­u­ary 4, 1887 Age: 19 
    • Self-induced with help from boyfriend
  • Sharon Hampt­lon
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    • Decem­ber 13, 1996 Age: 27
    • Semi-con­scious, shoved out the door in wheelchair
    • Bled to death in car on dri­ve home
    • Dr. Bruce Steir plea-bar­gained to avoid mur­der trial
  • Addie Hand, Feb­ru­ary 7, 1871 Age: 20 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed, released for lack of evidence
  • Alber­ta Handy, Feb­ru­ary 2, 1926 Age: 38 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Rose Han­nover, June 22, 1928 Age: 31 
    • Physi­cian acquit­ted for rea­son not indicated
  • Bar­bara Hanson
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    • Octo­ber 13, 1939 Age: 21
    • Lay abor­tion­ists James Carter and George F. Nor­ton plead­ed guilty
  • Arret­ta Hard­esty, Decem­ber 24, 1924 Age: 31 
    • Physi­cian sued by widower
    • Noth­ing known to me of any crim­i­nal case
  • Angeni­ta Har­garten, Feb­ru­ary 20, 1927 Age: 23 
    • Mid­wives arrest­ed; out­come of cas­es unknown to me
  • Iza Harn, 1911
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Ellen Haro, April 2, 1943 Age: 31 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Gracealynn Har­ris, Sep­tem­ber 16, 1997Age: 19 
    • Dr. Moham­mad Imran, Delaware Wom­en’s Health Organization
    • Shoved out the door in a wheel­chair while too weak to walk
  • Wilma Har­ris, June 20, 1974 Age: 17 
    • First of two legal deaths by abor­tion-rights icon & for­mer crim­i­nal abor­tion­ist Dr. Milan Vuitch
    • Delay in pro­vid­ing care
  • Sophia Har­tozin­s­ki, Decem­ber 18, 1923 Age: 40 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Beu­lah Hatch, Feb­ru­ary 18, 1916 Age: 24 
    • 2nd death in one month linked to Dr. Ben­nett Graff
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Ruth Haught, August 19, 1937 Age: 30 
    • Prob­a­bly self-induced by unspec­i­fied method
  • Mary Ann Hau­r­trauft, April 1870 
    • Dr. John S. Yundt con­vict­ed of manslaugh­ter; suc­cess­ful appeal
  • Ada Hawk, August 25, 1893 Age: 17 
    • Mul­ti­ple attempts, includ­ing catheter and abortifactions
    • Pos­si­ble mid­wife involvement
  • Eleanor Haynes, Octo­ber 6, 1937 Age: 22 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed but not indict­ed due to lack of evidence
  • L’Echelle Head, Octo­ber 11, 2000 Age: 21 
    • Like­ly embolism after abortion
    • Unli­censed, Day­ton Wom­en’s Health Ser­vices cit­ed for sub­stan­dard conditions
  • Annie Heaney, Sep­tem­ber 26, 1906 Age: 50 
    • Physi­cian arrest­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Auro­ra Heaton, Jan­u­ary 3, 1866 Age: 23 
    • Self-induced with oil of cedar
  • Sheila Hebert, June 6, 1984 Age: 27 
    • Delta Wom­en’s Clinic
    • Fail­ure to mon­i­tor and prompt­ly resuscitate
  • Marie Hecht, Sep­tem­ber 2, 1899 Age: 23 
    • 9th of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; conviction
  • Sel­ma Het­lund, March 16, 1924 Age: 35 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Mary Maber Height, March 7, 1881 Age: 20 
    • Boyfriend, med­ical stu­dent Vin­cent Height; hung jury
  • Alma Hei­den­way, August 20, 1918 Age: 28 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed, acquit­ted for rea­sons not indicated
  • Don­na Heim, August 13, 1986 Age: 20 
    • First of three patients to die at Her Med­ical Clinic
    • Dr. Mahlon Can­non cit­ed for negligence
    • Asth­mat­ic reac­tion to anesthesia
  • Melis­sa Heim, Jan­u­ary 26, 2001 Age: 18 
    • Access Health Cen­ter; fail­ure to resuscitate
  • Lizzie Heimos, Sep­tem­ber 6, 1917 Age: 29 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Louise Hein­rich, August 23, 1910 Age: 20 
    • Cov­er-up by coro­ner’s office for a fee
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Eliz­a­beth Hell­man, Feb­ru­ary 6, 1952 Age: 35 
    • Case against lay abor­tion­ist thrown out after suc­cess­ful chal­lenge of deathbed statement
  • May Hen­nasek, Jan­u­ary 1, 1915 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Matil­da Hen­ningsen, May 20, 1870 
    • First of two deaths in the same month linked to A. A. Wolff
    • Adver­tised as physi­cian; cre­den­tials nev­er verified
    • Con­vict­ed
  • Ida Hen­ry, Jan­u­ary 12, 1900 Age: 26 
    • Sec­ond of 4 deaths linked to Dr. Pauli­na Bechtel
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Sophie Her­man, Novem­ber 1, 1903 Age: 23 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Mary Her­mann, Novem­ber 3, 1876 Age: 19 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed in deathbed statement
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Emma Herod, April 30, 1923 Age: 29 
    • Sec­ond of two deaths attrib­uted to mid­wife Emma J. Warren
    • Out­come of case unknown to m e
  • Gertrude Har­ring­ton, Sep­tem­ber 11, 1918 Age: 35 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Lou Ann Herron
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    • April 17, 1998 Age: 33
    • Sec­ond of two patients of Dr. John Biskind to bleed to death
    • Ille­gal third trimester abortion
    • Con­vict­ed of manslaughter
  • Moris Helen Her­ron, Novem­ber 3, 1983 Age: 26 
    • Dr. William Stan­ley treat­ed per­fo­rat­ed uterus and bow­el with antacids
  • Rhon­da Hess, Sep­tem­ber 28, 1982 Age: 20 
    • Unspec­i­fied abor­tion clinic
    • Infec­tion and clot­ting disorder
  • Ethel Hes­t­land, April 3, 1932 Age: 30 
    • One of at least sev­en deaths linked to Dr. Richard Thacker
    • Con­vict­ed of mur­der in at least one of the deaths
  • Chris­tine Het­land, March 1, 1920 Age: 39 
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Nan­cy Hildinger, Decem­ber 15, 1891 Age: 32 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Pauline Hill,Decem­ber 4, 1916 Age: 23 
    • Sec­ond of three deaths linked to Dr. George Fosberg
    • Case dropped, pos­si­bly because he went to prison on unre­lat­ed charges
  • Mrs. E. Hilliger, Decem­ber, 1914 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Cleo Hin­ton, March 31, 1930 Age: 24 
    • One of two deaths on the same day linked to Dr. Thomas M. Eade
    • Out­come of cas­es unknown to me
  • Lil­lie Hirst, Jan­u­ary 28,1911 Age: 18 
    • Two physi­cians impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Bet­ty Hines, July 19, 1971 Age: 21 
    • Dr. A. Mitchell, Doc­tor’s Hospital
    • Abor­tion trig­gered episode of sick­le cell disorder
  • Sharon Hoag, Feb­ru­ary 1, 1963 Age: 20 
    • Lay abor­tion­ist Lee Blue plead­ed guilty
  • “Lin­da Michelle Hoff­man”, Sep­tem­ber 22, 1970 Age: 19 
    • Legal abor­tion at unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Sent home to Indi­ana with retained fetus & per­fo­rat­ed uterus
    • Sep­tic abor­tion death
  • Elsie Hol­man, Decem­ber 9, 1905 Age: 27 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Denise Holmes, Decem­ber 21, 1970 Age: 24 
    • First of 16 dead patients at NAF mem­ber chain Fam­i­ly Plan­ning Associates
    • Fetal bone mar­row in lungs
  • Eliz­a­beth Hol­stein, Novem­ber 15, 1882 Age: 23 
    • Den­tist George Buchan­non convicted
  • Bar­bara Hop­pert, Feb­ru­ary 22, 1983 Age: 16 
    • Abor­tion rec­om­mend­ed for health reasons
    • Car­diac arrest dur­ing procedure
  • Ethel Horner, Octo­ber 15, 1926 Age: 23 
    • Dr. Albert Pea­cock admit­ted abor­tion, said it was med­ical­ly necessary
    • Out­come of crim­i­nal charges unknown to me
  • Annie Hor­vatich, May 6, 1907 Age: 26 
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow
    • Hagenow con­vict­ed
  • Mary Hosang, Novem­ber 10, 1943 Age: 29 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Fern Howe, Jan­u­ary 13, 1927 Age: 27 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Emma Hub, April 24, 1893 Age: 19 
    • Lay abor­tion­ist impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Lot­tie Hud­son, May 11, 1884 Age: 20 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Emma Huf­nagel, Decem­ber 14, 1918 Age: 19 
    • Self-induced with catheter
  • Louisa Hulls­berg­er, 1863 Age: c. 22 
    • Dr. A. L. Alstead convicted
  • Lil­lian Hum­bert, Octo­ber 25, 1922 Age: 24 
    • Nurse or mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Kristi­na “Kris” Humphrey
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    • August 14, 1994 Age: 24
    • Ver­i­fied self-induced with pen­ny­roy­al tea
  • Anna Hunt, Decem­ber 21, 1915 Age: 34 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Louise Huse, June 12, 1922 Age: 30 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me

* The Colo­nial Era