Mrs. Annie Heaney, age 50, died at Post Graduate Hospital in Chicago on September 26, 1906, from complications of a criminal abortion performed there that day. Physician Jonathan L. Miller was arrested in the death.
On September 26, 1922, 35-year-old homemaker Mary Cybulski, a Polish immigrant, died at her Chicago home from
complications of a criminal abortion performed there that day. (The
source gives the date of offense as September 15 and the date of death
as September 1, so clearly there's an error in the database.) On November 15, Lucy Kozolwski, whose profession is not given, was indicted for felony murder in Mary's death.
Debra Walton was 35 years old when she underwent an abortion in the fall of 1989. On September 24, 1989, about three weeks after the abortion, she was
admitted to University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She was in septic shock.
Despite efforts to save her, she died the next day, September 25, 1989. Her death certificate does not say where the abortion took place or who performed it.
On September 26, 1990, 17-year-old Sophie McCoy died from complications of an abortion perpetrated by National Abortion Federation member Abu Hayat. Hayat had perforated Sophie's uterus and sent her home with the massive infection that later took her life. While denying having treated Sophie, Hayat told one of the
physicians who had tried to save her life that she had expelled a fetus
at home and come to him for treatment, whereupon he'd sent her to the
hospital. But Margie, an employee of his, recognized Sophie from a photo
and said that Hayat had indeed treated the girl on two occasions.
Margie added that after the second visit, Sophie's mother had called,
hysterical and crying. Margie further said that she had seen medical
records for Sophie at the facility, and that Hayat had argued with the
referring clinic about payments for Sophie's treatment.The
case was reported to the district attorney and the New York Health
Department, but nobody took any action against Hayat until he pulled the
arm off an infant, Ana Rosa Rodriguez, during an abortion attempt in 1991.