Abortion Deaths — W‑Z

Each wom­an’s sto­ry includes what­ev­er doc­u­men­ta­tion I can find to sub­stan­ti­ate her death. Wom­en’s Sto­ries
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  • Cathy W.,” July 11, 1909 Age: 24 
    • Ver­i­fied self-induced with catheter
  • Mar­garet Wag­n­er, Jan­u­ary 23, 1912 Age: 33 
    • Mid­wife Car­o­line Orbach (?)
  • Sophie Wag­n­er, May 2, 1913 Mid­wife Mar­garet Wide­mann, Chicago
  • Stel­la Wag­n­er, Jan­u­ary 14, 1915 
    • Uniden­ti­fied person
  • Eshter Wahlstrom, Decem­ber 1, 1928 Age: 23 
    • Dr. Lou E. Davis, Chicago
  • Cather­ine Wain­wright, August 26, 1922 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Pamela Wain­wright, Jan­u­ary 16, 1987 Age: 37 
    • Shal­low­ford Com­mu­ni­ty Hos­pi­tal, Georgia
  • Mar­garet Wal­don, April 15, 1916 Age: 33 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Willie Pearl Walk­er, June 1, 1926 Age: 18 
    • Dr. Thomas Ney, Chicago
  • Bessie Wal­lace, March 6, 1915 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Lynette Wal­lace, Sep­tem­ber 27, 1975 Age: 22 
    • Ingle­wood Wom­en’s Hospital
  • Stel­la Wal­len­berg, Sep­tem­ber 14, 1928 Age: 20 
    • Lay abor­tion­ist w/physician accessory
  • Nel­lie Walsh, Feb­ru­ary 12, 1907 Age: 28 
    • Dr. Adolph Buet­tner, Chicago
  • Debra Wal­ton, Sep­tem­ber 25, 1989 Age: 35 
    • Unspec­i­fied physi­cian, Birm­ing­ham, AL
  • Dorothy Ward, June 21, 1932 Age: 18 
    • Dr. C. A. Ruck­er charged with murder
  • JaneWardSmall.pngJane Ward Octo­ber 28, 1947 Age: 22 
    • Dr. Paul Singer, New York
  • NancyWard_TN.jpgNan­cy Ward Feb­ru­ary 8, 1968 Age: 19 
    • Dr. Richard Mucie, Kansas City, MO
  • Martha Wat­son, Feb­ru­ary 23, 1928 Age: 26 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Nicey Wash­ing­ton, June 6, 2000 Age: 26 
    • Ambu­la­to­ry Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter, Brook­lyn, NY
  • Sheila Wat­ley, Decem­ber 29, 1987 Age: 31 
    • Dr. Richard Cunningham
    • Con­cerned Wom­en’s Cen­ter, Hous­ton, TX
  • Diane Wat­son, August 29, 1987 Age: 27 
    • Dr. Rudolph Mor­agne Hedd Sur­gi-Cen­ter, Chica­go, IL
  • Vir­ginia Watson
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    • Novem­ber 29, 1954 Age: 32
    • Lay abor­tion­ist Roger Brenon
  • Dorothy Web­ber, Feb­ru­ary 26, 1943 Age 20 
    • Dr. Hen­ry Gross (?)
  • Amelia Weber, May 19, 1858 Age: 28 
    • Dr. Charles Cobel, Brook­lyn, NY
  • Ingar Weber, Jan­u­ary 26, 1990 Age: 28 
    • Delta Wom­en’s Clin­ic, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Susan Web­ster, August 16, 1858 Age: 20 
    • Dr. David R. Brown, Boston
  • Ruth Weir, Feb­ru­ary 16, 1929 Age: 25 
    • Dr. Mau­rice Sturm, New York
  • Anna Wel­ger, Feb­ru­ary 27, 1926 Age: 36 
    • Mid­wife There­sa Struha­la, Chicago
  • Robin Wells, August 2, 1981 Age: 27 
    • Dr. Max Gaujean
    • Akron Cen­ter for Repro­duc­tive Health, Ohio
  • Eliz­a­beth Wel­ter, Sep­tem­ber 14, 1925 Age: 19 
    • Dr. Lucy Hagenow, Chicago
  • Irene Wen­gel, June 12, 1902 
    • Dr. Fred­er­ick Weight­nov­el, Tam­pa, FL
  • Belle Wertz, Decem­ber, 1874 
    • Dr. Hilt, Cincin­nati, OH
  • Ta Tan­isha Wes­son, Feb­ru­ary 1, 1995 Age: 24 
    • Fam­i­ly Plan­ning Asso­ciates Med­ical Group (NAF)
  • Zil­phia West, Decem­ber, 1874 Age: c. 20 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Mary Wheat, Octo­ber 8, 1899 Age: c. 30 
    • Dr. S. M. Jenkins (?)
  • Alice White, July 2, 1891 
    • Dr. Scott Helm
  • Ellen White, Jan­u­ary 10, 1907 Age: 36 
    • Mid­wife Ellen Watchek, Chicago
  • Lola White­man, Decem­ber 11, 1928 Age: 21 
    • Mid­wife Mary Mur­was­ki, Rock­ford, IL
  • Mary Whit­ney, May 17, 1924 Age: 26 
    • Dr. Lou E. Davis, Chicago
  • Rau­ka Wilen, Jan­u­ary 13, 1911 Age: 27 
    • Mid­wife Mary Rominel, Chicago (?)
  • Jessie Wicks, Feb­ru­ary, 1854 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist Mrs. M.J. Bord
  • Hazel Wilcox, March 16, 1915 Age: 19 
    • Mid­wife Julie Petera, Chicago
  • Ada Williams, Feb­ru­ary 20, 1916 Age: c. 27 
    • Dr. Noble O. Hamil­ton, Den­ver, CO
  • Chivon Williams. May 19, 1995, Age 16 
    • Dr. Alber­to Hodari, Detroit, MI (NAF)
  • Ellen Williams, March 6, 1985 Age: 38 
    • Dr. Char­toor Singh Dade­land, Mia­mi, FL
  • Madell Williams, July 1, 1936 Age: 19 
    • Unspec­i­fied
  • Mary Williams, Sep­tem­ber 15, 1925 Age: 25 
    • Unspec­i­fied
  • MerlWilliamsTN.pngMerl Williams April 24, 1937 Age: 21 
    • Mid­wife Cordelia Moore, Oklahoma
  • Nic­hole Williams, April 25, 1997 Age: 22 
    • Dr. Robert Crist
    • Repro­duc­tive Health Ser­vices, Kansas City, MO (NAF)
  • San­dra Williams, Decem­ber 13, 1984 Age: 30 
    • Unspec­i­fied legal abor­tion facil­i­ty, Pennsylvania
  • Shirley Williams, Jan­u­ary 12, 1980 Age: 30 
    • Unspec­i­fied legal abor­tion facil­i­ty, Louisiana
  • Julia Williamson, June 6, 1907 Age: 29 
    • Mid­wife Emi­ly Redem­s­ki, Chicago (?)
  • Tanya Williamson, Sep­tem­ber 7, 1996 Age: 28 
    • Dr. Moshe Hachamovitch, New York
  • Vivian Willis, March 3, 1928 Age: 21 
    • Uniden­ti­fied practitioner
  • LakishaWilsonTN.jpgLak­isha Wilson
    • March 28, 2014 Age: 22 Preterm Clinic
  • Loretta Wilson TN.jpgLoret­ta Wilson
    • Decem­ber 23, 1934 Age: 19
    • Dr. John Beck­er, New York
  • Mary Ann Wil­son, 1837
    • Unspec­i­fied physi­cian, Low­ell, MA
  • Car­ole Wingo, July 22, 1974 Age: 22 
    • Mer­cy Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal, Detroit, MI
  • Mrs. Fred Win­kle­man, July 21, 1886 
    • Hus­band a sus­pect, no prosecution
  • Otil­ia Win­kler, March 2, 1906, Age 23 
    • Mid­wife Wil­hem­i­na Benn, Chicago (?)
  • Eliz­a­beth Win­ter, Novem­ber 11, 1916 Age: 28 
    • Cecelia Ste­jskal, Chica­go, pro­fes­sion not determined
  • Miss Win­ter, July, 1876 
    • Abor­ti­fa­cient from unspec­i­fied source
  • Emma Witte, August 20, 1913 Age: 20 
    • Dr. Otis Walk­er, Chicago
  • Min­nie Wit­ten­born, Jan­u­ary 13, 1880 Age: 21 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Mary Wojnovich, March 2, 1918 Age: 26 
    • Ver­i­fied self-induced with wood­en stick, Pitts­burgh, PA
  • Grace Wolf, Decem­ber 3, 1917 
    • Dr. C. Allen Sny­der, Dubuque, IA
  • Vir­ginia Wolfe, July 10, 1998 Age: 33 
    • Dr. Lil­lian Jones
    • Methodist Wom­en’s & Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Bexar Co., TX
  • Emma Wolfer, May 4, 1865 Age: 18 
    • Dr. Charles Cobel, New York
  • Dar­lene Wood, July 7, 1982 Age: 23 
    • Dr. Reg­na Rajan Tem­ple Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal, Philadel­phia, PA
  • Elvi­ra Wood­ward, April 27, 1871 
    • Dr. Charles P. Wood, Man­ches­ter, NH
  • Flo­rence Wright, Jan­u­ary 12, 1909 Age: 34 
    • Mid­wife Louisa Acht­en­berg, Chicago
  • Gail Wright, March 26, 1986 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied legal facil­i­ty, New Jersey
  • Vir­ginia Wyck­off, April 24, 1932 Age: 21 
    • Dr. J. W. Eisiminger, Okla­homa City, OK
  • Gertrude Wynants, July 19, 1925 Age: 17 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist Mar­garet Shott Higgens, New York
  • Tes­sa Z.,” June 22, 1909 Age: 29 
    • Unspec­i­fied mid­wife, Chicago
  • Jen­nie Zablin­ien, June, 1916 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Mrs. Vladis­law Zapanc, August 26, 1917 Age: 28 
    • Unde­ter­mined practitioner
  • Stanis­lawa Zagon­s­ki, Sep­tem­ber 30, 1904 
    • Pos­si­ble lay abor­tion­ist Mrs. Alexan­der Woj­tanows­ki, Chica­go, IL
  • StacyZallieSmall.jpgSta­cy Zallie
    • Octo­ber 1, 2002 Age: 20
    • Dr. Steven Chase Brigham
    • Amer­i­can Wom­en’s Ser­vices, Cher­ry Hill, NJ
  • Mar­garet Zito, Decem­ber 7, 1925 Age: 18 
    • Unde­ter­mined
  • Josepha Zrowsky, Feb­ru­ary 23, 1915 
    • Self-induced, unspec­i­fied method, Chicago