Some visitors mistakenly assume that the Cemetery of Choice (COC) includes all abortion deaths in the United States since legalization. As you can see by comparing the number the CDC counted with the number I was able to verify, this is hardly true. Even the CDC's slipshod and spotty efforts uncover more abortion deaths than I can, since I lack access to confidential medical documents that the CDC can review.
Those who claim that the number of abortion deaths would be higher were abortion not "safe and legal" would do well to review abortion mortality numbers since 1940. I marked vertical lines at 1970 (when New York and California became the first states to legalize abortion on demand) and 1973 (when Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion on demand nationwide).
If you're having a hard time spotting it, I'll zoom in a bit on abortion deaths since 1960. Note that I marked New York and California's legalization and Roe vs. Wade for you:
Abortion rights advocates who try to claim that legalizing abortion reduces maternal deaths either have never looked at the data, or are deliberately being misleading.
Every woman's death is a tragedy for her and her loved ones. Brushing off legal abortion deaths as being unworthy of notice or concern treats these women's deaths as insignificant and betrays a lack of real concern for the lives of women walking into supposedly safe legal abortion facilities every day.
We should address abortion quackery, not shrug it off.