Still, some women still met their ends by holding onto the idea that abortion would solve their problems. Here are the ones I have for the 1940s:
Here is a breakdown of who performed the fatal abortions I've been able to find information about:
If we look at the cases in which I was able to determine the profession of the perpetrator, the breakdown looks like this:
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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