Sunday, December 07, 2014

Illegal 1914, Legal 1987, Equally Dead

There is scanty information about two of the abortion deaths on Cemetery of Choice for this date. I'll address the other two, which present copious sources, in separate posts.

On December 8, 1914, 13-year-old schoolgirl Ida Kaufman died in her Chicago home after an abortion performed by an unknown perpetrator. She had suffered uterine hemorrhage. 

Life Dynamics lists 28-year-old Myria McFadden on their "Blackmun Wall" of women killed by legal abortions. LDI summarizes Myria's case with the following information: Myria underwent a second-trimester abortion on December 7, 1987, in Washington, DC, performed by Dr. Hazel Tape. Myria had trouble breathing after the abortion. She suffered heart and lung failure and died the following day at Holy cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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