Sandra Williamspennsylvania, 30s, embolism, 1980sSUMMARY: Sandra Williams, age 30, died December 13, 1984, after an abortion performed in Pennsylvania.
Thirty-year-old Sandra Lee Williams of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania was 11 weeks pregnant when she underwent an abortion on December 12, 1984. She went home following the abortion. Less than twelve hours later, she was dead.
Her death certificate noted that she died from a pulmonary embolism.
Sources: Pennsylvania Certificate of Death, 112792, “Fatal Pulmonary Embolism During Legal Induced Abortion in the United States from 1972-1985,” Lawson, Herschel W., MD, Atrash, Hani K., MD, MPH, Franks, Adele L., MD, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 162, No. 4, April 1990, p. 986-990