Today I'll look at deaths in 1978. The CDC counts 16 -- 9 legal and 7 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 1978:
The Centers for Disease Control have at least ten other abortion deaths for 1978 that 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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