On February 6, 1919, 22-year-old homemaker Edna Griffith died at Chicago's Passavant Hospital from complications of an abortion perpetrated by a person who was never identified.
On January 28, 1952, 35-year-old Betty Hellman was admitted to the Tinker Air Force Base hospital in critical condition, suffering from pain and low blood pressure. Her red blood count was very low, and her white count very high, indicating infection. She admitted to having undergone an abortion on January 25. Before her death on February 6, she identified 43-year-old Mrs. Jane McDaniel White, as her abortionist.
Seventeen-year-old Laniece Dorsey underwent a safe and legal abortion at a Family Planning Associates Medical Group facility in Orange County, California, on February 6, 1986. FPA is a member of the National Abortion Federation, which asserts that members must meet and adhere to high standards. Laniece lapsed into a coma, was transferred to a nearby hospital, and died later that day. The Orange County Sheriff's Department medical examiner blamed the death on cardiorespiratory arrest due to the anesthesia. Laniece wasn't the first or last young woman to die from abortion at a facility owned by FPA head honcho Edward Campbell Allred. Others include Denise Holmes, Patricia Chacon, Mary Pena, Josefina Garcia, Joyce Ortenzio,Tami Suematsu, Susan Levy, Deanna Bell, Christina Mora, Kimberly Neil, and Chanelle Bryant.
Life Dynamics reports that 26-year-old Kathy Davis died at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital of heart failure and hypertension following a legal abortion on February 6, 1987.