Monday, October 27, 2008

Abortion deaths since 2000

The most recent CDC Abortion Surveillance Summary is for 2004. Not that they're dragging their asses or anything.

The most recent deaths they tally are for 2003. Since then I have found:

  • 2010: Alexandra Nunez

  • 2009: Ying Chen, Karnamaya Mongar

  • 2007: Edrica Goode and Laura Hope Smith

  • 2006: Laura Grunas

  • 2005: Christin Gilbert and Oriane Shevin

  • 2004: Chanelle Bryant and Tamiia Russell

    Now we can look at where the CDC deigns to count:

    Let's compare:

  • 2003: They count 10. I have 3: Leigh Ann Alford, Holly Patterson, and Vivian Tran. That means there are at least 7 deaths I don't know about.

  • 2002: They count 9. I have Diana Lopez, "Adelle Roe", Brenda Vise, and Stacy Zallie. That means there are at least 5 deaths I don't know about.

  • 2001: They count 6 legal and 1 illegal. I have "Haley Mason". That means there are at least 5 legal abortion deaths I don't know about. Plus there's an illegal death which, since it's not been shouted from the rooftops by abortion advocacy groups, is probably one like Myrta Baptiste, who thought her abortion was legal, and didn't realize that her doctor had a suspended license when he did her abortion.

  • 2000: They count 11. I have L'Echelle Head, Kimberly Neil, and Nicey Washington. That means there are at least 8 more deaths I don't know about.

    Lest you think that the CDC has all mine, plus some, remember that we know they didn't count Latachie Veal.

    For 1981, I found 10 - Barbara Auerbach, Diane Boyd, Sheryl Cottone, Barbara Dillon, Norma Greene, Barbara Lerner, Maura Morales, "Isabel Roe", Sharonda Rowe, and Robin Wells - while they counted only 8.

    For 1985, they counted 11, and I found 12.

    For 1986, they counted 11, and I found 16.

    For 1987, they counted 7, and I found 11.

    For 1989, they counted 12, and I found 14.

    So there's some overlap, but just because I discovered a woman's abortion death doesn't mean the CDC counted her.

    Now, I do have three RU-486 deaths that the CDC has probably counted, but that I can't pin to a specific year because I don't have enough information. Still, we know that the CDC knows of at least 22 abortion deaths from 2000-2003 that I don't know about.

    For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:

    For more breakdown of abortion deaths by year or decade, see this post.

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