Thursday, June 15, 2006

On this date

Dorothy Schultz, 19 years of age, lived with her parents in Tomah, Wisconsin. In early June, Dorothy had gone to her mother with the news that she was pregnant and had missed two periods. On June 14, she was examined by Dr. Winter to verify that she was pregnant. On June 15 or 16, Dorothy's mother brought her to Dr. W. B. Parke in Camp Douglas to arrange an abortion. He examined her and agreed to do an abortion for $150. Dorothy's mother thought this was expensive but Parke assured her that he was This abortion would eventually prove fatal.


On this date in 1973, Dr. Benjamin Munson performed an abortion on Linda Padfield. This abortion would soon take Linda's life.


On June 14, 1984, 14-year-old Germaine Newman had a second-trimester abortion performed by Dr. E. Wyman Garrett in Newark, New Jersey. She was 22 weeks pregnant. After her abortion, Germaine began vomiting and suffered from abdominal pain and a high fever.

The next morning, June 15, Germaine's mother found her lying dead on the bathroom floor.

An autopsy found that Germaine's abdomen was full of pus and adhesions. The cause of death was abdominal infection and perforation of the uterus. When the New Jersey medical board investigated Dr. Garrett, they noted that he had illegally altered Germaine's medical records.


Priscilla B. alleged that she was referred by Planned Parenthood for an abortion by John Dupont at Inglewood Hospital June 15, 1977. Priscilla sustained a life-threatening infection.


In 1974, Dorothy Muzorewa submitted to the safe, legal abortion that would eventually end her life.


Also in 1974, seventeen-year-old Wilma Harris submitted to the abortion that would soon end her life.

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