Saturday, December 06, 2008

Abortion deaths in 1982

The Centers for Disease Control deigned to count the following abortion deaths in their most recent Abortion Surveillance Summary, for 2004:

Today I'll look at deaths in 1982. They count 12 -- 11 legal and 1 illegal.

That said, we can look at the deaths I know of. I have 8 deaths:

  • Myrta Baptiste is the illegal death, though she died at the same facility as three other women that the CDC counted as legal deaths. The abortionist had his license suspended -- unknown to Myrta -- at the time he performed the abortion. How's that as a handy trick for hiding an abortion death?

  • Angel Dardie developed a clotting disorder after a saline abortion.

  • Shary Graham was sent home to bleed to death from a cervical laceration.

  • Rhonda Hess developed sepsis and clotting problems after her safe, legal abortion.

  • Cora Mae Lewis was one of half a dozen women to die at Inglewood Women's Hospital.

  • Rhonda Ruggiero died suddenly of an embolism after her abortion.

  • Jennifer Suddeth bled to death as her boyfriend tried desperately to get in touch with the abortionist, while clinic staff scolded him for pestering them.

  • Darlene Wood died of anesthesia complications.

    For more abortion deaths, visit the Cemetery of Choice:

    For more abortion deaths broken down by year, see this post.

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    Secular Heretic said...

    Excellent web site

    Next time you hear of a recent death through abortion let me know and I'll do a write up on my blog.

    Christina Dunigan said...

    I think if you become a "follower" you can see when there are new posts. Usually they are anniversaries, or just relevant stuff, but when I learn of a new death I post it as well.