Abortion in the 1960s: My focus is on mortality. Abortion deaths fell steadily from 1961 to 1968 -- when the first states started loosening abortion laws. Then there was a slight uptick, and the fall resumed.
Dr. Enrique Pinkusiewicz: Worked at Aaron Women's Health Center in Texas; was sued for aborting a healthy fetus after a false prenatal diagnosis.
Dr. David Sopher: British abortionist, inventor of the Sopher forceps, which were invented to make it easier to reach into the womb and dismember live fetuses. What a thing to be known for! Prochoice icon LeRoy Carhart describes performing an abortion using Sopher's forceps: Just traction and rotation, grasping the portion that you can get a hold of which would be usually somewhere up the shaft of the exposed portion of the fetus, pulling down on it through the os, using the internal os as your counter-traction and rotating to dismember the shoulder or the hip or whatever it would be. Tell me that guy doesn't know he's killing a baby when he starts twisting legs off.