There were 42 legal abortion deaths in 1972 and 1973

On legal abortion deaths:

“In 1972 there were 20 and in 1973, 22 deaths that were believed to be associated with legal abortion in the United States.”

US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 24, January 24, 1975

Cited in Sarah Spaght Brown “National Academy Of Sciences Report” in Warren Hern and Bonnie Andrikopoulos, eds. Abortion in the 70s: Proceedings of the Western Regional Conference on Abortion, Denver, Colorado, February 27 – 29, 1976 (New York: National Abortion Federation, 1977)

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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