Saturday, February 12, 2011

1974: Fatal abortion in Fresno hospital

Life Dynamics lists 38-year-old Bonnie Fix on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions.

LDI put together the following information on Bonnie's death:

  • Bonnie, a mother of four, was admitted to Fresno Community Hospital on February 7, 1974.
  • Doctors there performed an abdominal hysterectomy on Bonnie.
  • Codes used at the state registrar's office inidcate that an abortion had been induced on Bonnie for medical reasons.
  • Several days after her hysterectomy, Bonnie began to suffer bowel and lung problems.
  • She suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead on February 12.

    LDI's source: California Certificate of Death # 74-016613; Fresno County (CA) Superior Court, Case # 168185

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