The New York Times Lied About Number of Illegal Abortion Deaths

“By 1967, the year  the [New York Times] was declaring 4000 women dead annually from abortion, there were only 133 such deaths on record. The New York Times had allowed itself an editorial adjustment of slightly more than 3000%.”

James Burtchaell Rachel Weeping: And Other Essays on Abortion (Life Cycle, 1990) 65

Read more about illegal abortions before Roe here. 

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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