On July 6, 1930, Mary Tulis, age 34, died in Chicago from complications of an abortion performed that day. Marie La Montagne, who lived at the scene, was fingered in the abortion. Dr. O.W. Sommer of Francis Willard Hospital had been brought to the scene by somebody when it became apparent that Mary had peritonitis. Neither Montagne nor Sommer is mentioned in the coroner's verdict.
Pearl Schwier, age 42, was 20 weeks pregnant when she sought a safe, legal abortion under New York state's new law, at St. Luke's hospital in New York City. She was brought
into the operating room on July 6, 1970 for a hysterotomy abortion,
which is simply a c-section in which the intention is to allow the baby
to die rather than to deliver him or her alive. It was performed under
general anesthesia. About 45 minutes into the procedure, Pearl had a reaction to the anesthesia and died.
As you can see from the graph below, abortion deaths were falling
dramatically before legalization. This steep fall had been in place for
decades. To argue that legalization lowered abortion mortality simply
isn't supported by the data.