Legalization was supposed to eliminate dangerous illegal abortions. But there is more than one kind of illegal abortion, and these abortions continue to kill women.
Myrta, age 26, had abortion performed by Orlando Zaldivar at Woman's Care Clinic December 18, 1982. Since Zaldivar's license was inactive at the time he performed Myrta's abortion, the CDC classified her death as being due to illegal abortion.
In September of 1989, 33-year-old mother of four Laura France was found dead in the garage of her home in Mansfield, Ohio. She had tried to perform an abortion on herself with an air compressor.
Kris Humphrey placed a high value on "self-determination" and doing things "naturally." These values led her to choose the herbal abortion that ended her life on August 14, 1994.
In 1976, the Hyde Amendment went into effect, banning the use of Federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Abortion advocates sat back and waited for a death they could hang around Henry Hyde's neck. On October 3, 1977, they got what they'd been waiting for.
Daisy, a systems analyst for a defense contractor, had an appointment to abort her second-trimester pregnancy scheduled for April 30, 1990. But on April 28, she allowed her boyfriend to insert a plastic tube into her uterus in a home-abortion attempt.
Like the deaths of Jacqueline Smith and Barbara Lofrumento, the story of Angela Sanchez involves illegal abortion and attempts to hide the body. The difference is that Alicia Hannah's abortion clinic was operating openly and apparently legally when 27-year-old Angela died there in 1993.
Seventeen-year-old Jennifer underwent an abortion by Frank Robinson on June 30, 1982 at a California clinic. After she bled to death, Robinson was charged with manslaughter. California counted her as an illegal abortion death.
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