On March 3, 1916, 43-year-old Augusta Bloom, a native of Sweden, died at Chicago's Norwegian Deaconess Hospital from complications of an abortion perpetrated that day by Dr. James R. Struble at his office. He was indicted by a Grand Jury on March 21, but the case never went to trial.
Fast forward to our enlightened post-Roe era, where women need no longer die at the hands of quack abortionists.
Sixteen-year-old Patricia Chacon underwent a safe and legal second-trimester abortion at Edward Allred's Avalon Hospital in Los Angeles on the morning of March 3, 1984. Patty retained fetal tissues, and died either during or after surgery to complete the abortion. An autopsy found numerous catgut sutures in Patty's vagina and hemorrhage in her uterus. Death was attributed to a clotting disorder due to amniotic fluid that got into Patty's bloodstream during the abortion. Avalon Hospital was part of Edward Allred's Family Planning Associates Medical Group, a National Abortion Federation member. Others known to have died after abortion at FPA facilities include , , , , , , , , , , , and Nakia Jorden.