On May 10, 1929, 24-year-old homemaker Elizabeth Palumbo submitted to an abortion, evidently performed by Dr. Amante (or Amenti) Rongetti. She was taken to West End Hospital afterward, and she died there on May 23. Rongetti was held by the coroner on June 12. On June 20, he was acquitted. I was amazed to see Rongetti tied up in this case, because only the previous year he had been sentenced to die in the electric chair for the abortion death of Loretta Enders. Rongetti's attorney clearly had been successful in his bid for a new trial.
Life Dynamics lists 29-year-old divorcee Rhonda Ruggiero on their "Blackmun Wallsafe and legal abortions. According to the information LDI put together, and from genealogical
research, Rhonda underwent an abortion in May of 1982. She suddenly died
in her home of an abortion-related pulmonary embolism on May 23. No autopsy was performed.
Josefina Garcia, age 37, mother of 2, died after abortion at a Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA) facility. Josefina's survivors filed suit against FPA owner Edward Campbell Allred, and 5 other doctors. The family said that staff failed to determine that Josefina had an ectopic pregnancy before proceeding with a routinesafe and legal abortion procedure by D&C on May 23, 1985. After her abortion, Josefina was left unattended in a recovery room, where she hemorrhaged. She died the day of her abortion. Other patients known to have died after FPA abortions include, Patricia Chacon, Mary Pena, Lanice Dorsey, Joyce Ortenzio, Tami Suematsu, Deanna Bell, , Christina Mora, Nakia Jorden, Maria Leho, Kimberly Neil, Maria Rodriguez, and Chanelle Bryant.