Abortion Deaths — K

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 

  • San­dra Kaiser, Novem­ber 19, 1984 Age: 14 
    • Sui­cide: jumped off over­pass into traffic
  • Mary Kakacek, Sep­tem­ber 23, 1899 Age: 29 
    • Funer­al inter­rupt­ed for inquest; mid­wife impli­cat­ed, legal out­come unknown to me
  • Elise Kalat, Feb­ru­ary 12, 1987 Age: 22 
    • Asth­ma attack dur­ing recov­ery, botched CPR at Planned Parenthood
  • Kather­ine Kam­mer, March 21, 1911 Age: 33 
    • Unspec­i­fied mid­wife; no known charges filed
  • Fran­cis Karies, Octo­ber 23, 1920 Age: 19 
    • Dr. C. W. Mil­liken arrest­ed; legal out­come unknown; sub­se­quent sec­ond death linked to him
  • Cather­ine Kasper, April 26, 1920 Age: 26 
    • Mid­wife acquit­ted for rea­sons not pro­vid­ed in source
  • Ida Kauf­man, Decem­ber 8, 1914 Age: 13 
    • Unknown per­pe­tra­tor
  • Mary Kee­gan, Feb­ru­ary 16, 1890 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist arrest­ed; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Rosie Kaw­era, June 14, 1916 Age: 29 
    • One of three deaths linked to mid­wife Wil­hem­i­na Benn; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Stel­la Kel­ly, April 30, 1909 Age: 28 
    • One of five deaths linked to Dr. Louise Acht­en­berg; mur­der charges filed, final out­come unknown to me
  • Belle Keehn, Decem­ber 28, 1921 Age: 30 
    • Unknown per­pe­tra­tor
  • AnnKeenanSmall.jpgAnn Keenan, Octo­ber 7, 1963 Age: 21 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Mary Kel­ly, Novem­ber 11, 1929 Age: 23 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Anna Kel­son, Octo­ber 19, 1918 Age: 20 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Bertha Kern, Jan­u­ary 30, 1893 Age: 21 
    • Physi­cian con­vict­ed of manslaugh­ter, over­turned based on tech­ni­cal­i­ties relat­ing to deathbed statement
  • Ella Ket­tler, Decem­ber 14, 1911 Age: 34 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed, no trial
  • Anna Kick, Novem­ber 20, 1925 Age: 29 
    • Uniden­ti­fied midwife
  • Nan­cy Kierzek, Sep­tem­ber 11, 1970 Age: 21 
    • Boyfriend plead­ed guilty
  • Annie Kill­hoff, Decem­ber 5, 1905 Age: 19 
    • Two physi­cians arrest­ed, no trial
  • Eliz­a­beth Kim­ball, Jan­u­ary 28, 1867 Age: 31 
    • Inquest per­formed at ceme­tery crypt; no per­pe­tra­tor identified
  • Louisa Kim­ball, Sep­tem­ber 15, 1854 Age: 25 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Alice Kim­ber­ly, Feb­ru­ary 1, 1957 Age: 38 
    • Vet­eri­nar­i­an Ira Led­bet­ter con­vict­ed of first-degree manslaughter
  • Patri­cia King, May 4, 1987 Age: 24 
    • Reac­tion to anes­the­sia in dirty office false­ly called a licensed clin­ic; fail­ure to resus­ci­tate; no dis­ci­pli­nary action noted
  • Vio­let King, August 23, 1916 Age: 26 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist arrest­ed; out­come of tri­al not known to me
  • Mary Kirk­patrick, 1859 Age: 16 
    • Uniden­ti­fied abor­ti­fa­cient pro­vid­ed by fac­to­ry boss
  • I**rene Kirschn­er**, May 19, 1932 Age 24 
    • One of six deaths linked to Dr. Lou E. Davis; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Mary Kissell, August 2, 1937 Age: 25 
    • Doc­tor and mid­wife impli­cat­ed; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Mary Kizior, April 3, 1919 Age: 22 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ida Kloie, Novem­ber 15, 1912 Age: 38 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed, legal out­come unknown to me
  • Anna May Kla­nen­berg, August 23, 1906 Age: 24 
    • Physi­cian charged; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Helen Kle­ich, Jan­u­ary 23, 1914 Age: 17 
    • Mid­wife tried, acquit­ted for rea­sons not indicated
  • Matil­da Klein­schmidt, Sep­tem­ber 21, 1930 Age: 20 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; legal out­come not known to me
  • Vio­la Koep­ping, June 7, 1929 Age: 20 
    • Physi­cian indict­ed; legal out­come not known to me
  • Alice Koester, March 5, 1900 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist sen­tenced for unspec­i­fied charges
  • Martha Kohnke, Sep­tem­ber 24, 1927 Age: 35 
    • Sec­ond abor­tion death linked to nurse Emma Schultz; legal out­come unknown to me
  • Anna Kor­cik, July 15, 1916 
    • Mid­wife impli­cat­ed but released
  • Helen Koss, Jan­u­ary 6, 1924 Age: 26 
    • Mid­wife indict­ed for homi­cide; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Bessie Kouns, May 1, 1928 Age: 29 
    • Physi­cian con­vict­ed of manslaugh­ter; con­vic­tion set aside, fur­ther out­come unknown to me
  • Eva Krakonow­icz, Feb­ru­ary 11, 1916 Age: 42 
    • Mid­wife indict­ed, no trial
  • Anna Krause, March 21, 1916 Age: 33 
    • Mid­wife acquit­ted for rea­sons not spec­i­fied in source
  • Flo­rence Kruse, August 29, 1927 Age: 15 
    • Physi­cian charged but released
  • Sophie Kraw­czyk, April 22, 1920 Age: 28 
    • Mid­wife indict­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Jen­nie Kuba, June 20, 1929 Age: 28 
    • Mid­wife indict­ed, no trial
  • Sophia Kuhn, Sep­tem­ber 25, 1892 Age: 30 
    • One of 18 deaths linked to Dr. Lucy Hagenow; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Rose Kulamer, Decem­ber 26, 1919 Age: 33 
    • Mid­wife arrest­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Frances Kul­czyk, March 24, 1915 Age: 31 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Martha Kwasek, Feb­ru­ary 28, 1914 Age: 23 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ste­fa­nia Kwit, April 3, 1928 Age: 30 
    • Mid­wife charged; out­come of case unknown to me

* The Colo­nial Era