Category Archives: Legal Abortion Deaths

Legal Abortion Death: Yvonne Mesteth, 18

Eighteen-year-old Yvonne Corrie Mesteth was the second of two patients to die of infection after safe and legal abortions by South Dakota abortionist Benjamin Munson. (The other was Linda Padfield.) Life Dynamics lists Yvonne on their “Blackmun Wall” of women … Continue reading

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Verifying the “Blood Money” Death: Shary Graham

Former abortion entrepreneur Carol Everett, in Blood Money, tells of how the abortionist in one of her clinics sent a woman home to bleed to death over a pitcher of margaritas. Carol opens her book with the story of the … Continue reading

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Post-Roe Practice: Is There an Improvement?

Ask any women’s studies major the reason why abortion was made legal in this country and you will get one consistent answer. That legalization of abortion would make it safer. What most people don’t realize is that abortion is the … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Deborah, 17

Seventeen-year-old Deborah had languished for two months in a coma, hospitalized after a safe and legal abortion at Medical Care Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey. On June 21, 1985, Deborah’s parents filed suit against Dr. Scheininger, Dr. Sinha, and other … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Germaine Newman, 14

On June 14, 1984, 14-year-old Germaine Newman had a second-trimester abortion performed by Dr. E. Wyman Garrett in Newark, New Jersey. She was 22 weeks pregnant. After her abortion, Germaine began vomiting and suffered from abdominal pain and a high … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Deanna Bell, 13

Thirteen year old Deanna Lee underwent a legal abortion at Edward Allred’s Medical Surgical Center in Chicago. A wrongful-death suit filed by survivors of Deanna Bell, age 13, alleged that she underwent a safe, legal multi-stage abortion September 3, 4, … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Janet Foster, 18

Eighteen-year-old Janet Foster underwent a safe and legal abortion at the hands of Richard Neal at Valley Doctors’ Hospital in North Hollywood, California on September 11, 1971. Janet’s abortion had been a “therapeutic” abortion approved by the hospital committee, as … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: “Kelly,” 19

Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health (“CRASH”) was the model abortion clinic — a published review of their earliest patient records, published by Bernard Nathanson, played a key role in “proving the safety of legal outpatient abortion.” On August 10, … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Diane Boyd, 19

Nineteen-year-old Diane lived in a state institution for the mentally handicapped. There, she was beaten and raped in July of 1981, and was later discovered to be pregnant. Diane’s mother signed a consent form. The abortion was performed October 22, … Continue reading

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Legal Abortion Death: Teresa Causey, 17

Teresa clutched her mother’s hand during her safe and legal abortion by Joe Wesley McDaniel on December 3, 1988. Her mother later said that 17-year-old Teresa’s last words were, “Oh, mama, mama, it hurts so much!” Then she lost consciousness … Continue reading

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