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Illegal Abortions Post-Roe
"Even after the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, illegal abortion persists. How much do you know about this little-discussed phenomenon?"
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In 1982, CDC staffers Nancy Binkin, Julian Gold, and Willard Cates published "Illegal-Abortion Deaths in the United States: Why Are They Still Occurring?" in the May/June issue of 'Family Planning Perspectives'. Which of the following was NOT a factor identified in the article?
Rejection of the "medical establishment".
Embrace of abortion as an empowerment issue, best practiced in the home among like-minded friends.
Cultural ties to particular traditional lay abortionists.
Illegal practitioners passing themselves off as physicians in legal-appearing facilities.
What prompted the CDC's investigation, published in 1982, of the persistence of illegal abortions?
They were pressured by prolife activists.
One woman died, and another was hospitalized, after similar illegal abortions.
They were pressured by prochoice activists.
They noticed an alarming increase in illegal abortion deaths.
In the late 1970s, police raided an illegal abortionist in the border town of McAllen, Texas. Who spearheaded the sting operation?
Public health officials.
A prolife activist.
A prochoice activist.
The McAllen police.
The 'Denver Post' and the Associated Press published reports in September, 2000, of an illegal abortionist in Colorado. What was the abortionist's profession?
According to a May 19, 1976 article in the 'Chicago Sun-Times,' an illegal abortionist was arrested after injuring two women. What was the abortionist's profession?
The Centers for Disease Control noted that a woman died of an illegal abortion in Miami. CDC staff published an account of this death in their '1982 Abortion Surveillance Summary' and in the September 1986 issue of 'Obstetrics & Gynecology'. Who performed the fatal abortion?
A hospital orderly
The woman's boyfriend
An article in the May 24, 1977 'Chicago Tribune' noted that a 16-year-old girl was hospitalized for complications after an illegal abortion. How did the girl wind up in the hands of this illegal abortionist?
She paid a fee to a referral service.
She responded to an ad in her sister's college newspaper.
She used the same person who had done her mother's abortion before legalization.
She chose her practitioner out of the Yellow Pages.
In April of 1990, a 32-year-old California woman died of complications of an illegal abortion. Who performed the fatal procedure?
The woman's boyfriend.
The woman performed it herself.
In December of 1993, Angela Sanchez's sister and daughter found two women stuffing Angela's body into the trunk of her own car. An investigation revealed that Angela had died from an illegal abortion. Who had performed the abortion?
The sister and mother of Angela's boyfriend.
Two women in a "self-help" group.
The owner of an abortion clinic.
On August 14, 1994, Kris Humphrey died from complications of an illegal abortion. Who performed the fatal procedure?
Her boyfriend did it.
An unlicensed physician did it.
A "self-help" group did it.
Kris did it herself.
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