Sunday, April 16, 2006

Tragic safe-n-legal anniversary: "Julie" Roe

"Julie" Roe
was only 14 years old when she underwent an abortion in New York on March 26, 1972.

Julie had retained fetal tissue, which doctors tried to remove with additional procedures. During one of these attempts to complete the abortion, Julie's uterus and bowel were perforated.

Julie underwent a partial resection of her bowel and drainage of an abscess. But despite these procedures, she developed septicemia and peritonitis, dying on April 16.

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