Abortion Deaths — I

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 

  • Helen Imhoff Feb­ru­ary 3, 1912 Age: 37 
    • Doc­tor and mid­wife indict­ed; no trial
  • Grace Iorio June 14, 1930 Age: 27 
    • Mid­wife acquit­ted for rea­son not not­ed in source
  • Myr­tle L. Irish, May, 1913 Nora Springs, IA 
    • Pop­u­lar physi­cian indict­ed, acquit­ted for rea­sons not indicated
  • Bertha Isser­stadt August 14, 1908 Age: 23 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist; no trial
  • Mary Ives August 7, 1983 Age: 28 
    • Unspec­i­fied provider and method, 19 weeks preg­nant, died from embolism

* The Colo­nial Era