Abortion Deaths — J

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 

  • Kar­retu Jab­bie, Novem­ber 2, 1989 Age: 24 
    • Unspec­i­fied facil­i­ty; bled to death
  • Louchriss­er Jack­son, Novem­ber 4, 1977 Age: 23 
    • Robert Gard­ner, Repro­duc­tive Services
    • Use­less fol­low-up to inter­nal lac­er­a­tions; bled to death
  • Mil­dred Jakob­sen, April 8, 1928 Age: 26 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Jeanette Jar­rett, Octo­ber 11, 1926 Age: 28 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Dorothy Jasin­s­ki, Novem­ber 29, 1930 Age: 17 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Mar­garet Jenick­es, Jan­u­ary 15, 1915 Age: 22 
    • Tip to police inter­rupt­ed funeral
    • Physi­cian impli­cat­ed, nev­er went to trial
  • Rosaura “Rosie” Jimenez
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    • Octo­ber 3, 1977 Age: 27
    • Ver­i­fied ille­gal by midwife
  • Agnes John­son
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    • Octo­ber 26, 1929 Age: 33
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Alice John­son, Novem­ber 26, 1923 Age: 23 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Anna John­son
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    • May 26, 1915 Age: 25
    • Sec­ond of two deaths linked to Dr. Eva Shaver; out­come of case unknown to me
    • Gun­shot wound to body to try to dis­guise cause of death
  • Annie John­son, April 25, 1908 Age: 32 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Cora John­son, April 26, 1908 Age: 32 
    • Mid­wife acquit­ted for rea­sons not spec­i­fied in sources
  • Hazel John­son, May 5, 1914 Age: 21 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Hil­ja John­son, May 20, 1939 Age: 37 
    • Last of three deaths linked to sur­gi­cal nurse Gertrude Pitkanen
    • Case dropped; pos­si­ble police corruption
  • Joyce John­son, April 21, 1955 Age: 26 
    • Abor­tion per­pe­trat­ed in motel room with nut­crack­er by future abor­tion-rights icon Har­vey Karman
  • Mar­jorie John­son, August 22, 1929 Age: 34 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Mary John­son, March 19, 1946 Age: 29 
    • Sana­to­ri­um own­er Mar­garet Fol­som got con­vic­tion overturned
  • May John­son, May 11, 1915 Age: 36 
    • Self-induced “on advice from quack”
  • Regi­na John­son, Sep­tem­ber 18, 2003 Age: 32 
    • First of three deaths at Dr. Alber­to Hodar­i’s Womancare
    • Per­formed by Dr. Mil­ton Nathanson
    • Hodari fined for run­ning sub­stan­dard facility
  • Mabel John­ston, August 29, 1918 Age:23
    • Two physi­cians impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Alice Jol­ly, Octo­ber 18, 1920 Age: 30 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Emma Jonas, March 11, 1915 Age: 40 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Doris Jones, April 11, 1935 Age: 30 
    • One of six dead patients of Dr. Guy Brewer
    • Guilty pleas to all six deaths
  • Nakia Jor­den, Decem­ber 10, 1998 Age: c. 16 
    • 12th of 16 known deaths at NAF mem­ber chain Fam­i­ly Plan­ning Associates
    • Mul­ti­ple anes­the­sia screw-ups
  • Eliz­a­beth Jorge­son, April 2, 1912 Age: 25 
    • Pos­si­ble mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Mrs. Andre Jor­gen­son, June 28, 1900 Age: 24 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Joy Joy, May 26, 1950 Age: 25 
    • Lay abor­tion­ist Annas Whit­low Brown con­vict­ed of first-degree manslaughter
    • Con­vic­tion set aside for rea­sons unclear to me

* The Colo­nial Era