With that said, here's the chart:
The NCHS noted 90 induced abortion deaths for 1971 -- 15 legal, 75 illegal. (Spontaneous abortions are miscarriages.)
I have been able to document 23 deaths from abortions in 1971:
UPDATE: Anon asked what happened after 1971. The answer is: Nothing, really. The numbers continued in the same downward trend, with the only visible impact from legalization being a replacement of illegal deaths by legal deaths:
For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:
For more abortion deaths broken down by year, see this post.
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