Today I'll look at deaths in 1977. The CDC counts 21 -- 17 legal and 4 illegal. I have the sneaking suspicion that the vast majority of the "illegal" deaths are 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 6 abortion deaths in 1977:
Hey, prochoicers! You can't just send women into that National Abortion Federation clinic assuming that they mean what they say about standards and safety. Prochoicers? Prochoicers!
The CDC has information on at least three times as many abortion deaths as I do for 1977.
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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