Abortion Deaths — O

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 

  • Juli­ette O’Brien July 17, 1901 Age: 23 
    • Physi­cian admit­ted guilt to fam­i­ly, then killed himself
  • Frances Odochows­ki Octo­ber 11, 1913 Age: 28 
    • Physi­cian arrest­ed; no trial
  • Eliz­a­beth O’Don­nell March 9, 1914 Age: 34 
    • Physi­cian arrest­ed, no trial
  • Marie O’Mal­ley, Jan­u­ary 10, 1942 Age 36 
    • 4th death linked to Dr. Emil Gleits­man; anoth­er woman died before tri­al; mur­der conviction
  • Lil­lie O’Neill June 24, 1908 Age: 36 
    • Physi­cian arrest­ed but acquit­ted; mid­wife convicted
  • KittieOtooleTN.jpgKit­tie O’Toole, Feb­ru­ary 18, 1883 Age: 28 
    • Well-con­nect­ed physi­cian arrest­ed; judge dis­missed charges
  • Marie Ogane­soff July 11, 1919 Age: 33 
    • Physi­cian con­vict­ed of manslaughter
  • Han­nah Olson March 2, 1914 Age: 32 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Lena Oppen­dal March 13, 1909 Age: 37 
    • Mid­wife arrest­ed; death due to rup­tured ectopic pregnancy
  • Lizzie Oren­stein Jan­u­ary 10, 1913 Age: 31 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Bessie Orme Feb­ru­ary 23, 1906 Age: 26 
    • First of three abor­tion deaths linked to Dr. George Fos­berg; coro­ner’s jury unable to deter­mine if abor­tion was legal or illegal
  • Maria Orte­ga Octo­ber 10, 1970 Age: 23 
    • Fetus pushed through uter­ine wall into abdomen dur­ing legal abortion
  • Joyce Orten­zio June 8, 1988 Age: 32 
    • 6th of 16 to die at NAF mem­ber chain Fam­i­ly Plan­ning Asso­ciates; sent home with retained fetal parts, died of sepsis
  • VenusOrtizTN.pngVenus Ortiz, Decem­ber 16, 1998 Age: 29 
    • One of three deaths at NAF mem­ber East­ern Wom­en’s Cen­ter; fail­ure to estab­lish prop­er air­way; cat­a­stroph­ic brain dam­age, inca­pac­i­tat­ed, died after near­ly 6 years in nurs­ing home
  • DorisSilverOstreicherTN.pngDoris Sil­ver Ostre­ich­er, August 24, 1955 Age: 22 
    • Lay abor­tion­ists plead­ed no contest

* The Colo­nial Era