"Terri" Roe is one of the women Life Dynamics notes on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legalized abortion. On April 6, 1991, Terri, age 34, had an abortion at a doctor's office in the 1100 block of Summit Avenue in Union City, New Jersey. A nurse called the police saying that they needed emergency help for an unconscious patient. According to the police report, the doctor had already left the facility when the nurse called for help. Terri was taken to the hospital and placed on life support. She was pronounced dead on April 11, 1991.
Raymond E. Showery (pictured) was out on bail appealing a murder conviction when he performed the safe, legal abortion that killed 28-year-old Mickey Apodaca. Mickey, a divorced mother of four, went to Showery's Southside Medical
Center in El Paso for an abortion on April 11, 1984. She was about 19
weeks pregnant. During the abortion, Showery tore a hole in Mickey's uterus and severed a uterine artery. Mickey hemorrhaged for two hours before she was transferred to a hospital, where she died during an emergency hysterectomy. The
prosecution charged that Showery used inadequately trained staff,
failed to properly treat the injuries he'd caused Mickey, delayed
treatment, and delayed transfer to a hospital.Showery performed Mickey's fatal abortion while out on bail pending
appeal for his murder conviction. Several of Showery's employees had
gone to the police and reported that Showery had drowned a baby girl who
had survived a 1979 abortion. Showery was held pending $1 million dollars bail while awaiting trial
for manslaughter in Mickey's death. While he was in prison, local
pro-choicers rallied outside with signs asserting that Showery was "a
good man" and that he "helps the poor." The fact that he helped Mickey
Apodaca straight into an early grave was lost on them.
Doris Jones, a 30-year-old mother of two, died April 11, 1935, from complications of a criminal abortion. Dr. Guy E. Brewer,
a 53-year-old bachelor known for his benevolence toward college
students, was fingered. Brewer was a quiet, small-town doctor in Garber,
Doris' husband, a grocery clerk, had not known about the abortion until after Doris took ill.
Doris' abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was performed by a physician.