On July 8, 1929, 26-year-old Frances Rogers died from a criminal abortion. The source summary says that the abortion was done in an unknown location, but the description of the offense says that she died at the scene of the crime. The person responsible was never identified.
Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like
antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about
abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s. For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion.
Junette Barnes, a 27-year-old mother of four, had a tubal ligation on June 16, 1988. One
week after this operation, she found out that she had been pregnant at
the time of the surgery, and was still pregnant. She saw her family
physician, Dr. Ted Shields on July 8, 1988, and he performed a safe, legal abortion on her at Surgicare Outpatient Center in Victoria that day. During
the abortion, he perforated her uterus and cut an artery and several
veins. Junette was transferred to a hospital, where she died of during emergency surgery.