Abortion Kills More Women Than Abortion Advocates Admit

On March 1, 1989, Erica Richardson, a 16-year-old Maryland resident, bled to death from a punctured uterus only hours after undergoing an abortion. During the next five months, two other residents of Maryland, Gladys Estanislao and Debra Gray, also died from abortion complications.[1]

Since there is not a standard, much less reliable, mechanism for tracking abortion related deaths, none of these three women was even granted that smallest of recognitions — becoming a statistic. The official statistics issued by Maryland public health officials showed that there were no deaths from abortion in 1989. Indeed, Maryland only reported a single abortion-related death for the entire decade of 1980 to 1989.[2]

Actually, there was at least one more woman who died as a result of a 1989 abortion in Maryland. In this case, Susanne Logan fell into a coma during her abortion and awoke four months later as a quadriplegic, unable to talk. She survived for three years, dying in 1992 at the age of 24.[3]

These four deaths occurred in one small state. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported only 12 abortion related deaths for the entire country in 1989.[4]

Final toll: Eight dead, four families devastated, no one helped.

Learn more at www.TheUnChoice.com

Additional articles:
New Study Shows Women’s Death Rate Following Abortion Much Higher than Previously Known

New Studies Unmask High Maternal Death Rates From Abortion


1. Kevin Sherlock, Victims of Choice, (Akron, OH: Brennyman Books, 1996) 134-135.

2. Kevin Sherlock, Victims of Choice, (Akron, OH: Brennyman Books, 1996) 134-135.

3. Retha Hill, “Abortion clinic scrutinized after two cases end badly: patient who was left paralyzed files suit.” Washington Post, Aug 13, 1990. A1, Col. 1., also “Botched-abortion Victim Dies in Baltimore,” Washington Times Dec. 2, 1992, Final Edition, page B2.

4. Koonin L, Green C, Ramick M Smith J. Abortion surveillance–United States, 1992.May 3, 1996. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Volume 45 / No. SS-3.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *