Abortion Deaths — U‑V

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 

  • Hen­ri­et­ta Ull­man June 12, 1870 
    • First of two deaths in rapid suc­ces­sion linked to Dr. Michael Wolff
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Pela­gia Usurows­ki, Octo­ber 19, 1910 Age: 32 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Antonie Vaci­cek, August 16, 1899 Age: 35 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Ida Vail, Octo­ber 5, 1873 Age: 19 
    • Lay abor­tion­ist Mar­cel­la Met­zler con­vict­ed of murder
  • Lucille van Ider­s­tine, Novem­ber 30, 1927 Age: 22 
    • First of five deaths linked to Dr. Emil Gleitsman
    • Out­come of case unknown to me
  • Cyclo­ria Van­gates, March 17, 1976 Age: 32 
    • Dr. Paul Glass­man dis­ci­plined by med­ical board
    • Bled to death from cer­vi­cal injury
  • Clara Van­sick­le, August 14, 1862 
    • Abor­ti­fa­cient pro­vid­ed by lover
  • Edna Var­go, Jan­u­ary 23, 1929 Age: 22 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist Kather­ine Baj­da linked to sec­ond death while await­ing trial
  • Lat­achie Veal, Novem­ber 2, 1991 Age: 17 
    • Sec­ond of three deaths of patients of NAF mem­ber Dr. Robert Crist
    • Bled to death after dis­charge from West Loop Clinic
  • Iris Velazquez, Sep­tem­ber 5, 1987 Age: 20 
    • Wid­ow­er sued sev­er­al physi­cians and Maria De Los San­tos Health Center
    • Court doc­u­ments indi­cate abor­tion might have been per­pe­trat­ed illegally
  • Mar­garet­ta Velth, August 16, 1876 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator
  • Ida Vierow
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    • Jan­u­ary 6, 1905 Age: 28
    • Two mid­wives arrest­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Maud Tabor Virgo
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    • May 1, 1916 Age: 46
    • Body hid­den for three years in trunk in cellar
    • Both moth­er and undertaker/estranged hus­band suspected
    • Moth­er faced tri­al; hung jury
  • Bren­da Vise, Sep­tem­ber 12, 2001 Age: 38 
    • Vol­un­teer Med­ical Clin­ic failed to diag­nose ectopic preg­nan­cy; dis­cour­aged Bren­da from seek­ing imme­di­ate care
  • Mary Viss­ch­er, Sep­tem­ber 3, 1859 
    • Two physi­cians impli­cat­ed; out­come of case unknown to me
  • Cheryl Vos­sel­er, August 16, 1969 Age: 17 
    • Unspec­i­fied com­pli­ca­tions after dis­charge from abor­tion at Fres­no Gen­er­al Hospital
  • Gail Vro­man, July 18, 1979 Age: 20 
    • Gas gan­grene after abor­tion by Dr. Taskin Ratharathorn at the Ft. Wayne Wom­en’s Health Organization
  • Tillie Vrzal, Jan­u­ary 10, 1917 Age: 23 
    • Uniden­ti­fied perpetrator

* The Colo­nial Era