"Barbara" was 35 years old when she traveled from Michigan to New York for a safe and legal abortion in 1971. She was 20 weeks pregnant. Within 24 hours of being injected with saline for the abortion, she went into convulsions, then her heart stoped. Efforts to save her failed. She died on September 23, 1971, leaving behind five children. The autopsy could find no anatomical cause of death.
We can look at Barbara as an example of pre-Roe deaths, or as an example of deaths from saline abortions. But there's no way we can look at her and see a justification of leaving five children motherless.
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