Friday, September 02, 2005

The problem that didn't just go away

Legalization was supposed to eliminate dangerous self-induced abortions. Evidently there is something other than illegality driving women to these grisly acts.

In September of 1989, 33-year-old mother of four Laura France was found dead in the garage of her home in Mansfield, Ohio.

Laura, part-owner of a bicycle repair shop and go-go dancer at a local bar, evidently attempted a self-induced abortion with an air compressor. She had given herself a massive air embolism by putting 90 psi of air into her own uterus with an 18-inch air hose.

Legal, illegal, professional, amateur, or self-induced, the woman is just as dead, and her family is just as bereft.

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