Today I'll look at deaths in 1974. The CDC counts 33 -- 26 legal, 6 illegal, and 1 unknown. Remember that "illegal" deaths can be like Myrta Baptiste -- cases in which the woman thought the abortion was legal and safe, but after she died the CDC discovered that her doctor's license wasn't currently valid and so counted it as illegal.
I know of 13 abortion deaths in 1974, which means the CDC has at least 20 other deaths I don't know about:
For more abortion deaths broken down by year, see this post. Or you can place them in the context of other abortion deaths in the 1970s, and the years surrounding the 1970s:
For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:
For more abortion deaths broken down by year, see this post.
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