Dr. Dehli Thweatt
Shortly after midnight on June 22, 1985, a hospital staffer checked on 17-year-old Deborah Ann Lozinski. Deborah had been in a coma since the day she had undergone a safe and legal abortion at Medical Care Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey two months earlier. Deborah's parents filed suit against Dr. Scheininger, Dr. Sinha, and other staff for failing to properly screen and examine Deborah prior to her abortion. They also said that staff failed to properly monitor their daughter's vital signs during the abortion, failing to quickly detect and properly treat respiratory difficulty. As a result, Deborah suffered the brain damage that had caused her coma.
These abortion deaths fall under the classification of "safe abortion" as defined by the international abortion rights lobby. The same can be said of the illegal abortion death we commemorate today.
On June 22, 1928, 31-year-old Rose Hannover died at the office of Dr. Lester I. Ofner from complications of an abortion performed there that day. Ofner was held by the coroner on July 28. On November 28, he was acquitted. The source documents do not indicate why, so we have no way of knowing if he was wrongly identified by the coroner, if the prosecution screwed up, or if the way the law was written made getting a conviction difficult. However, since Offner had the training, and the available tools, to get Rose safely through the abortion, her abortion, although fatal, was "safe."