Tuesday, August 16, 2005

More tragic anniversaries

Today marks three more fatal safe-n-legal anniversaries.

Cheryl Vosseler was 17 years old when she was admitted to Fresno General Hospital on July 31, 1969, to undergo a legal abortion. After she was discharged, Cheryl suffered from complications, and was readmitted two weeks later. Surgery was performed August 14, 1969, to try to save her life. Cheryl's condition continued to deteriorate. She finally died August 16, 1969.

Dorothy K. Brown, age 37, underwent an abortion at Friendship Medical Clinic in Chicago on August 16, 1974. Within hours, she was dead at a nearby hospital. Her death was attributed to "shock related to hemorrhagic necrosis of uterus." Other women who died after trusting their lives to Friendship Medical Clinic include Evelyn Dudley (1973) and Julia Rogers (1973).

Marla Ann Cardamone, age 18, died from an unwanted abortion she'd been pressured into by a social worker at Magee Women's Hospital on August 16, 1989. Despite the social worker's insistence that Marla's baby had been injured by her medications, the prenatal testing and autopsy showed that nothing had been wrong with her baby.

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