Women are Still Exploited and Killed by Abortion
The following are actual documented cases of women
killed or injured by abortion. It may be legal, but it’s sure not safe.
Each woman’s case is documented in Mark Crutcher’s book, Lime 5. Sources
for these deaths and injuries include public records such as medical records,
coroners’ reports, court documents and other public documents. In this
book alone, Crutcher documents more than 230 cases of women who died or
were injured from their abortions. He chose not to print the actual names
of these women out of respect for the privacy of their families. Anyone
wishing to obtain the names of the people and facilities involved can easily
find them through the public records Crutcher cites in the endnotes of
“Sandra,” age 28, had an abortion on April 27, 1990, and was discharged
soon afterward. Upon returning home, her babysitter stayed with her
three children for several hours as “Sandra” slipped in and out of consciousness
and suffered pain and abdominal swelling. The babysitter called the abortion
center twice and was told that “Sandra’s” symptoms were normal. When a
third call to the center yielded no response, the baby-sitter called paramedics.
“Sandra” was pronounced dead upon her arrival at the hospital from an inch-long
On July 27, 1990, 32-year-old “Mary Ann” had an abortion. After she
was dismissed, her continued massive blood loss required that she be rushed
to a local hospital. She died later that night following unsuccessful surgery
to repair a badly lacerated cervix suffered during the abortion.
On June 26, 1994, “Pamela,” age 31, had a first-trimester abortion.
During the drive home, she started bleeding heavily and became unresponsive.
Her friends stopped at a motel and called an ambulance, while two passers-by
performed CPR. At the hospital, she underwent an emergency hysterectomy
to try to save her life, but she died of massive blood loss caused by a
On June 14, 1980, “Linda” had an elective abortion. She suffered a
punctured uterus, massive blood loss, shock and a septic infection, which
led to cardiopulmonary arrest. “Linda” died July 16 at age 21.
Women Injured By Abortion
Many women who live through their abortions are severely injured. Here
are just a few examples from the book, Lime 5.
“Hannah” (Age 19, Missouri)
Ruptured uterus and lacerated intestine.
“Jane” (Age 20, New York)
“Melissa” (Age 22, Indiana)
Hemorrhaging, punctured cervix and uterus. Required a hysterectomy.
“Susan” (Age 25, Arizona)
Preborn baby’s bones and tissue left in vagina and uterus.
“Tamera” (North Dakota)
Emergency hysterectomy to stop hemorrhaging.
Intra-abdominal abscesses that required a colostomy.
Hepatitis B due to unsanitary abortion equipment.
Rape and Sexual Assault
Lime 5 also documents dozens of cases where women were raped or sexually
assaulted by their abortionist. This shocking chapter is called “The Canned
Source: Lime 5, by Mark Crutcher, Life Dynamics, Inc.: Denton, TX, 1996
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