Abortion Deaths — Jane Roes

  • “Adelle”, Novem­ber 16, 2002 Age: 26 
    • Mi Yong Kim at Land­mark Wom­en’s Center
    • Bad­ly admin­is­tered anesthesia
    • Fail­ure to resuscitate
  • “Amy”, Jan­u­ary 2, 1971 Age: 35 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York clinic
    • Mas­sive pul­monary embolism
  • “Andrea”, Jan­u­ary 20, 1971 Age: 26 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York clinic
    • Infec­tion
  • “Ani­ta”, May 12, 1971 Age: 23 
    • Out­pa­tient saline at unspec­i­fied New York clinic
    • Bled to death in her home
  • “April”, August 22, 1971 Age: 17 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York hospital
    • Shock from saline abortion
  • “Audrey”, July 1, 1971 Age: 44 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York clinic
    • Car­diac arrest dur­ing procedure

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  • “Bar­bara”, Sep­tem­ber 23, 1971 Age: 35 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Shock and car­diac arrest dur­ing saline abortion
  • “Becky”, Octo­ber 5, 1971 Age: 18 
    • Sent home to Arkansas from unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Mas­sive infection
  • “Belle”, 2009 Age: 21 
    • Unspec­i­fied US facility
    • Retained tis­sue, sep­sis from med­ical abortion
  • “Beth”, Decem­ber 29, 1971 Age: 23 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Saline inject­ed into blood­stream by accident
  • “Bet­ty”, c. 1974 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied US facility
    • Anes­the­sia mishap
  • “Bev­er­ly”, c. 1974 Age: 21 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Fetal indi­ca­tions, 35 weeks
    • Amni­ot­ic flu­id embolism
  • “Bon­nie”, August, 1924 Age: 18 
    • One of 6 deaths linked to Dr. Charles Keester of Wichita
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • “Bren­da”, c. 1974 Age: 31 
    • Unspec­i­fied US facility
    • Vom­it­ing and chok­ing dur­ing prostaglandin abortion

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  • “Car­men”, 2008 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Infec­tion from med­ica­tion abortion
  • “Cher­ish”, c. 2005 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Infec­tion from med­ica­tion abortion
  • “Chloe”, 1930 (?)
    • Den­tist Mil­ton Gris­som convicted
  • “Christi”, 1972 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Saline in blood­stream trig­gered clot­ting problems
  • “Cindy”, 1972 Age: 25 
    • Air in blood­stream dur­ing suc­tion abor­tion in unspec­i­fied facility
  • “Colleen”, March 8, 1972 Age: 21 
    • Res­pi­ra­to­ry arrest at unspec­i­fied legal facility
  • “Con­nie”, March 8, 1972 Age: 31 
    • Car­diac arrest dur­ing legal abor­tion at unspec­i­fied legal facil­i­ty in New York

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  • “Daisy”, April 28, 1990 Age: 32 
    • Induced by boyfriend with aquar­i­um tubing
  • “Dawn”, August 1972 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied hos­pi­tal; cause of death unclear
  • “Denise”, c. 1977 Age: 27 
    • Unspec­i­fied hospital
    • Uter­ine per­fo­ra­tion dur­ing mul­ti­ple attempts to abort fetus that was in abdomen, not uterus
  • “Don­na”, 1973 Age: 19 
    • Unspec­i­fied facil­i­ty; embolism dur­ing prostaglandin abortion
  • “Dorothy”, 1973 Age: 44 
    • Abor­tion via hys­terec­to­my in unspec­i­fied hospital
    • Death due to embolism

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  • “Eleanor”, 1973 Age: 20 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Embolism dur­ing risky saline abortion
  • “Ellen” of the CDC, 1974 Age: 22 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Embolism dur­ing risky saline abortion
  • “Ellen” of New Jer­sey, Decem­ber 3, 1983 Age: 18 
    • Sec­ond of two dead patients of Dr. Andre Neharayoff
    • Sent home with fetal leg pro­trud­ing from uterus
    • Dis­ci­plined by med­ical board
  • “Eri­ca”, 1974 Age: 20 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Embolism dur­ing risky saline abortion

  • “Faith”, 1974 Age: 21 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Bled to death from punc­tured uterus
  • Fati­ma”, c. 1978 
    • Self-induced by unspec­i­fied method
  • “Faye”, Decem­ber 15, 1979 Age: 19 
    • First of two dead patients of Dr. Andre Neharayoff
    • Found blue and pulse­less after being left unat­tend­ed in recovery
    • Dis­ci­plined by med­ical board

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  • “Gabriel­la Alon­so”, 2002
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Fail­ure to mon­i­tor and to prop­er­ly resuscitate
    • Brain dam­age; left inca­pac­i­tat­ed for 6 years
    • Med­ical Exam­in­er declared death to be homicide
  • “Gail”, 1975 Age: 23 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Uterus rup­tured dur­ing risky saline abortion
  • Geor­gette”, 1975
    • No fur­ther details cur­rent­ly available
  • “Glo­ria”, 1976 Age: 35 
    • Chose abor­tion out of fear of fetal abnormalities
    • Car­diac arrest dur­ing prostaglandin abortion
    • Left par­a­lyzed; died six months later

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  • “Idra”, 1752
    • Giv­en abor­ti­fa­cient by mar­ried lover
  • “Isabel”, 1981 Age: 22 
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
    • Uter­ine per­fo­ra­tion and hemorrhage

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* * The Colo­nial Era

  • “Jane” of 1937, Jan­u­ary 16, 1937 
    • Dr. Samuel Roth plead­ed guilty to manslaughter
  • “Jane” of Newark, 1937
    • Dr. Charles I. Gor­don plead­ed guilty
  • “Julie”, April 16, 1972 Age: 14 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Per­fo­rat­ed uterus and bowel

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  • “Kim­ber­ly”, Decem­ber 23, 1970 Age: 25 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Car­diac arrest

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  • “Lori”, 1970 Age: 17 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at unspec­i­fied Mary­land hospital
    • Sep­sis and death

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  • “Mal­o­rie”, 1974 Age: 35 
    • Fatal pul­monary embolism after risky saline abortion
    • Unspec­i­fied facility
  • “Mary”, c. 1971 Age: 19 
    • Unspec­i­fied Cal­i­for­nia hospital
    • Dis­charged with cut in uter­ine artery; bled to death
  • “Melis­sa”, May 11, 1992 Age: 27 
    • Luther­an Med­ical Cen­ter of Brooklyn
    • Unspec­i­fied com­pli­ca­tion from risky saline abortion
  • “Mol­ly”, 1975 Age: 21 
    • Abor­tion at unspec­i­fied Mass­a­chu­setts hos­pi­tal for med­ical indications
    • Con­tra-indi­cat­ed saline abor­tion wors­ened med­ical con­di­tion, caused death
  • “Mon­i­ca”, Novem­ber 26, 1971 Age: 31 
    • Unspec­i­fied Mass­a­chu­setts hospital
    • Severe bow­el block­age after hys­terec­to­my abortion

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  • “Nadine”, c. 1978 Age: 32 
    • Unspec­i­fied hospital
    • Uter­ine lac­er­a­tion; bled to death
  • “Nan­cy”, 1972 Age: 16 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
    • Death from embolism and clot­ting disorder

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  • “Pamela”, c. 1974 Age: 38 
    • 24-week abor­tion due to pre-eclampsia
    • Blood pres­sure spike caused cere­bral hemorrhage
  • “Patri­cia”, c. 1975 Age: 16 
    • Anti­quat­ed catheter abor­tion at unspec­i­fied physi­cian’s office
    • Death from sepsis
  • “Pene­lope”, Feb­ru­ary 29, 1892 Age: 24 
    • Self-induced with med­ical osmot­ic dilator

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  • “Robin”, May 4, 1972 Age: 21 
    • Trav­elled to New York facil­i­ty for legal abortion
    • Lin­ger­ing death from aplas­tic ane­mia and hepatitis
  • “Rosa”, 1976 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied ille­gal abor­tion, most like­ly in Mexico
  • “Roseanne”, Feb­ru­ary 27, 1971 Age: 37 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Aspi­ra­tion pneu­mo­nia from chok­ing on vomit
  • “Rox­anne”, May 13, 1972 Age: 17 
    • Over­dose of local anes­thet­ic at unspec­i­fied New York facility

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  • “San­dra”, April 18, 1971 Age: 18 
    • Sui­cide after abor­tion at unspec­i­fied New York facility
  • “Sara”, June 18, 1972 Age: 22 
    • Unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Retained tis­sue; death from infection
  • “Ser­e­na”, 1980 (?) Age: 22 
    • Dis­charged from unspec­i­fied facil­i­ty with uter­ine perforation
    • Death from sep­tic shock and hemorrhage
  • “Sher­ri”, 1975 Age: 20 
    • Urea instil­la­tion abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
    • Death from amni­ot­ic flu­id embolism
  • “Sophia”, Decem­ber 30, 1967 Age: 19 
    • Dr. Ben­jamin King convicted
  • Sophie”, 1975
    • Unspec­i­fied com­pli­ca­tion, unspec­i­fied Illi­nois facility
  • “Susan”, Novem­ber 1, 1992 Age: 21 
    • Unver­i­fied

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  • “Tam­my”, Octo­ber 13, 1971 Age: 33 
    • Trav­elled to New York for legal abor­tion; died of sepsis
  • “Tara”, c. 2005 
    • Infec­tion from med­ical abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
  • Tasha, 1978
    • Unspec­i­fied com­pli­ca­tions after abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
  • “Tere­sa”, c. 1974 Age: 19 
    • Hos­pi­tal abor­tion rec­om­mend­ed due to heart condition
    • Death from car­diac arrest
  • “Ter­ri”, April 11, 1991 Age: 34 
    • Unspec­i­fied com­pli­ca­tion, unspec­i­fied Union City, NJ facility

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  • “Vanes­sa”, 1973 Age: 35 
    • Unspec­i­fied facil­i­ty; pul­monary embolism
  • “Vick­ie”, August 17, 1971 Age: 23 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at unspec­i­fied New York facility
    • Death from sepsis

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  • “Wan­da”, c. 2006 
    • Sep­sis from med­ical abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
  • “Wendy”, 1972 Age: 23 
    • Risky saline abor­tion at unspec­i­fied facility
    • Excess saline in blood stream; con­vul­sions and clot­ting failure

“Chloe”, 1930 (?)