Sunday, December 07, 2008

Abortion deaths in 1979

The Centers for Disease Control deigned to count the following abortion deaths in their most recent Abortion Surveillance Summary, for 2004:

Today I'll look at deaths in 1979. The CDC counts 22 -- all legal.

I know of 8:

  • Geneva Calton bled to death from a perforated uterus.

  • Gail Mazo was allowed to aspirate on vomit while under general anesthesia for her abortion.

  • Lynn McNair died when amniotic fluid got into her bloodstream during a saline abortion.

  • Ruth Montero bled to death at a seedy Miami abortion mill where three other women died.

  • "Faye" Roe was left unattended after her abortion; she was discovered, cold and blue, too late to save ehr.

  • Angela Scott and Deloris Smith were fatally injured nearly simultaneously in a National Abortion Federation member facility.

  • Gail Vroman died of gas gangrene after her safe and legal abortion.

    There are at least 14 safe, legal abortion deaths in 1979 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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