Laura France #1980s #30s #selfinduced #ohio #embolism
SUMMARY: On September 6, 1989, 33-year-old Laura France died in her Ohio garage from a self-induced abortion attempt.
Legalization was supposed to eliminate dangerous self-induced abortions. Evidently there is something other than illegality driving women to these grisly acts.
In September of 1989, 33-year-old mother of four Laura J. Ammons France was found dead in the garage of her home in Mansfield, Ohio.
Laura, part-owner of a bicycle repair shop and go-go dancer at a local bar, evidently attempted a self-induced abortion with an air compressor. She had given herself a massive air embolism by putting 90 psi of air into her own uterus with an 18-inch air hose.
According to the Ohio Death Index, Laura died at about 3:00 p.m. on September 6. Source: Associated Press 9/9/89