Thursday, July 21, 2005

Another sad safe-n-legal anniversary

On July 22, 1974, twenty-two-year-old Carol Wingo died of a Demerol over dose during an abortion at Mercy General Hospital in Detroit. Despite the name, Mercy was not a general hospital. It was an abortion hospital. It was also a hospital in big trouble even before Carole's death. The Michigan Public Department of Health had cited Mercy for 43 violations of nursing standards and 12 violations of physical plant standards in October of 1973, and had withheld their license. Among the violations were that the operating room lacked a cardiac monitor, a resuscitator, and a defibrillator.

Other safe-n-legal deaths in 1974 include:

The CDC counted 26 total legal abortion deaths for 1974, 6 illegal abortion deaths, and one induced abortion death in which they were unable to determine if the abortion had been legal or illegal.

For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:

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