In 1941, 23-year-old Helen Clark died from an abortion performed by a blind lay abortionist. The abortionist, 57-year-old Sarah Howe, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison.
In 1994, 36-year-old Alerte Desanges died after an abortion performed by David Gluck, an abortionist who had just gotten his license back after it had been revoked for selling narcotics to pay off a gambling debt. He had been Medical Director of another abortion facility when staff there charted a patient they'd killed with an anesthesia overdose as "pink, alert, responsive". The clinic where Alerte died justified hiring Gluck despite his background, saying, "We are firmly committed to helping people who are skilled medical professionals who have had a fall from grace."
In 1997, 19-year-old Gracealynn "Tammy" Harris died after staff at Delaware Women's Health Organization dealt with her post-abortion weakness by putting her in a wheelchair and shoving her out the door. She left a young child motherless.
In 1999, 60-year-old Shelby Moran died of lingering complications of an abortion that had left this mother of five totally incapacitated and in a nursing home since 1978.