Amanda was 19 years old when she traveled from Indiana to New York for a legal abortion in 1970. She was 12 weeks pregnant.
In May of 1934, 19-year-old actress Annette, stage name Toni Morgan, died of abortion complications.
Angela Scott/Dolores Smith
In June of 1979, National Abortion Federation member Atlanta Women's Pavillion rose to new levels of incompetence when staff there managed to fatally injure two teenage abortion patients in less than an hour.
April was 17 years old when she underwent a saline abortion in New York City on August 20, 1971.
Arlin della Cruz
Nineteen year old Arlin hung herself after her abortion.
Arnetta was 18 years old when she had a mid-trimester abortion performed by Dr. George Tucker in Atlanta on December 23, 1985.
Barbara, age 16, was in the second trimester of her pregnancy. She was having the abortion on the recommendation of her physician, because of a congenital heart condition.
Nineteen-year-old Barbara's abortionist cut up her body and flushed the parts down the toilet after she died of abortion complications in his New York office.
Eighteen-year-old newlywed Barbaralee called a local women's group for an abortion referral. They sent her to a member of the newly founded National Abortion Federation.
Beverly, age 15, died after abortion by Tuckey Hayes at Chattanooga Women's Clinic -- the "Lime 5" clinic. Hayes assured Beverly's parents that she would be "all right" just fifteen minutes before she died.
Cheryl was 17 years old when she was admitted to Fresno General Hospital on July 31, 1969, to undergo a legal abortion.
Christella, age 16, screamed, convulsed, and went into cardiac arrest 27 hours after instillation of saline for an abortion. She died without ever expelling the 23-week fetus.
Nineteen-year-old Christina was almost 23 weeks pregnant when she went to the office of Dr. Braz Bortot to get an abortion. Dr. Bortot referred her to Dr. Moshe Hachamovitch in Bronx, New York.
On March 28, 1942, 19-year-old Cleo died at New Rochelle Hospital in New York from peritonitis from an illegal abortion.
DaNette Adelle Pergusson
DaNette, a 19-year-old medical assistant, submitted to an abortion on February 11, 1992, at the hands of Robert Tarnis of Phoenix, Arizona.
Danielle, age 18, had traveled from Massachusetts to New York for a safe and legal abortion in May of 1972.
Thirteen-year-old Dawn's parents didn't know anything was amiss, until they got a phone call to come to the hospital right away, that Dawn was "fighting for her life."
Deanna was only 13 years old when she was given massive doses of Brevitol for an abortion by Steve Lichtenberg.
Deborah Ann Lozinski
Seventeen-year-old Deborah had languished for two months in a coma, hospitalized after an abortion at Medical Care Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Denise was fifteen years old and 25 weeks pregnant when her parents brought her to Women's Pavillion in Houston for an abortion on May 13, 1988.
Diane Boyd, age 19, was raped in the institution where she lived due to developmental disability.
Andre Nehorayoff performed an abortion and discharged Ellen from his facility on November 29, 1983. She was 18 years old and in the second trimester of pregnancy.
Erica Kae Richardson
Sixteen-year-old Erica was brought to abortionist Gene Crawford by her aunt on March 1, 1989. Erica's aunt reported that Crawford left the girl unattended for four hours after her abortion, then at 11PM carried her to the car and instructed her aunt to take her home.
Eighteen-year-old Erna Fisher's mother held her hand as Dennis W. Miller performed an abortion on her on March 10, 1988. During the abortion, Erna suddenly sat up, went into convulsions, and began to vomit.
A 16-year-old girl underwent a second-trimester salilne abortion on August 26, 1969. A journal article on her death identifies her as "F.S."
On June 14, 1984, 14-year-old Germaine had a second-trimester abortion performed by Dr. E. Wyman Garrett in Newark, New Jersey. The next morning Germaine's mother found her lying dead on the bathroom floor.
Very little is on record about the death of 17-year-old Gertrude. According to the New York Times, Gertrude died on July 19, 1925, of a criminal abortion.
Glenna Jean Fox
The March 1990 Bernadell Technical Bulletin says that 17-year-old Glenna Jean underwent a second trimester abortion underwent at the hands of Dr. Morris Wortman in January of 1989.
Gracealynn "Tammy" Harris
Tammy was 19 years old when she underwent an abortion at Delaware Women's Health Organization on September 16, 1997. Afterward, she was so weak they pushed her out of the facility in a wheelchair.
Fifteen-year-old Gwendolyn was a student at Harry Ellis High in Richmond, California, when she was admitted to Doctor's Hospital of Pinole for a legal abortion.
Holly, age 18, died September 17, 2003, from sepsis caused by a fetus incompletely expelled in a chemical abortion. Holly got the drugs for the fatal abortion at a Planned Parenthood.
Fourteen-year-old Jammie died of horrifying complications of her safe and legal abortion.
Eighteen-year-old Janet underwent an abortion at Valley Doctors' Hospital in North Hollywood, California on September 11, 1971. Janet's abortion had been a "therapeutic" abortion approved by the hospital committee, as was required at the time.
Seventeen-year-old Jennifer underwent an abortion on June 30, 1982. Staff dismissed her common-law husband's repeated phone calls in which he expressed alarm at the amount of blood she was losing after leaving the facility.
Julie was only 14 years old when she underwent a legal abortion in New York on March 26, 1972.
After 19-year-old K.B.'s death, the health department investigated and found a mystery: K.B.'s chart listed her post-operative condition as "pink, responsive, alert," even though she had gone into full cardio-respiratory arrest by the time indicated on the assessment.
Seventeen-year-old Kathy went to Inglewood Women's Hospital in Los Angeles County for an abortion on August 24, 1973.
Sixteen-year-old Katrina's abortion was performed the afternoon of December 5, 1988, in a doctor's office in Jacksonville, Florida.
Seventeen-year-old Laniece Dorsey underwent an abortion at a Family Planning Associates Medical Group facility in Orange County, California, on February 6, 1986.
Latachie was 17 years old, and 22 weeks pregnant, when Robert Dale Crist performed an abortion on her in 1991. Though Crist discussed her death at a National Abortion Federation event where two CDC staff were present, the CDC failed to note Latachie's death.
Amidst the coverage of Edith Green's 1927 death is a news snippet noting that Dr. James P. A. Nolan was arrested for the criminal abortion death of 18-year-old Lillian.
The first man sentenced to die in Illinois's electric chair was not at typical death row inmate: he was a physician who performed the fatal abortion on 19-year-old Loretta.
Loretta was 16 years old when she underwent a legal abortion in December of 1983. She died of pulmonary embolism.
On Christmas day of 1934, the nude body of a young woman was found in a thicket near a highway south of New York City. She was identified as 19-year-old Loretta.
Margaret Paula Clodfelter was 19 years old when she had an abortion at Richmond Medical Center For Women on June 2, 1989.
Nineteen-year-old Maria was a college student when she went to Riveria Hospital on October 14, 1974, to undergo an abortion.
Marla was only 19 when she was pressued into her fatal abortion by a social worker at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Sixteen-year-old Maureen underwent her legal abortion at a Houston physician's office.
Eighteen year old Michelle sought an abortion in November of 1986. Michelle had been taking medication for epilepsy, and a doctor had told her that her baby would have birth defects.
Eighteen-year-old Michelle was just one woman of four to die from abortion at Leo Kenneally's notorious Her Medical Clinic.
Mrs. Frank Lee
Mrs. Lee, age 17, was one of a string of illegal abortion deaths in the Oklahoma City area in 1932.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie was brought to San Vicente Hospital in Los Angeles by her mother on October 21, 1972.
Sixteen-year-old Patty underwent a second-trimester abortion at the hands of either Edward Allred or Leslie Orleans at Allred's Avalon Hospital in Los Angeles on the morning of March 3, 1984.
Sixteen-year-old Patricia's physician performed an abortion in his office using a catheter, followed by D&C. The abortion was incomplete, and Patricia later died of sepsis.
An investigation into 16-year-old Rita's death revealed evidence that her abortionist deliberately performed incomplete abortions so that he could charge more for follow-up care.
According to Life Dynamics, Roxanne was 17 years old when she traveled to New York from Michigan to have a first-trimester abortion in a doctor's office.
Fourteen-year-old Sandra's sister signed parental consent forms for the abortion that left Sandra so depressed she flung herself into traffic.
Sandra was 18 years old when she underwent a first-trimester abortion procedure in New York. Three days later, on April 18, 1971, Sandra killed herself. Before her death, she had expressed guilt about having "killed her baby."
Fifteen-year-old Sara went to Midtown Hospital in Atlanta for an abortion at 17 weeks. She was given a clean bill of health and sent home.
Life Dynamics says that Sharon was a 17-year-old high school student, 14 weeks pregnant, when she submitted to an abortion at a hospital in Tucumcari, New Mexico on September 20, 1982.
On March 25, 1975, 18-year-old Sharon went to Associated Concern in Chicago for an abortion. Three days later, she died of pelvic infection and blood poisoning.
According to LDI, 17-year-old Sharonda had an abortion done in a doctor's office in Washington, DC on October 11, 1981.
National Abortion Federation member Abu Hayat performed an abortion on 17-year-old Sophie on September 18, 1990.
Eighteen-year-old Sylvia underwent an abortion at the hands of Arnold Bickham (pictured) on New Year's Eve of 1986. After the abortion, Sylvia was bleeding, weak, and unable to walk. Bickham called her "lazy," put her in a wheelchair, and physically ejected her from his clinic.
Documents regarding Tami, age 19, alleged that she underwent an abortion by Vern Wagner at Riverside Family Planning Center August 19, 1988.
Life Site News reports that 15-year-old Tamia died January 8, 2004, after a second trimester abortion at Woman Care Clinic in Lanthrup Village, near Detroit.
Seventeen-year-old Teresa's last words were, "Oh mama, mama, it hurts so much!"
On June 15, 1974, seventeen-year-old Wilma went to Milan Vuitch's Laurel Clinic for an abortion. Five days later, she was dead.
Eighteen-year-old Yvonne was the second of two patients to die of infection after abortions by South Dakota abortionist Benjamin Munson.
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