"Roxanne" is one of the women Life Dynamics identifies on their "Blackmun Wall" as having been killed by a safe and legal abortion.
According to Life Dynamics, Roxanne was 17 years old when she decided to take advantage of New York's new abortion law,
and traveled there from Michigan to have a first-trimester abortion in a
The doctor gave her sedatives and local anesthesia to
begin the abortion on May 13, 1972. But before the abortion could be
started, Roxanne started to have convulsions and went into cardiac
Roxanne was taken to an area hospital, but she was declared dead on arrival.
An investigation into the case revealed that the doctor had exceeded the recommended dose of the local anesthesetic.