The home page of NOW's web site is featuring four pictures of women who supposedly died from abortion because they couldn't obtain safe and legal abortions.
One of the pictures is of Becky Bell, a teenager from Indiana whose name is trotted out to lobby against parental notification/consent laws. According to pro-choice organizations, Becky died from a back-alley abortion in 1988 because she didn't want to tell her parents about her pregnancy.
Their evidence for this assertion? Scant. Dr. Jack Willke discusses Bell's death and autopsy in Chapter 28 of his book "Why Can't We Love them Both."
Carolyn Gargaro also discusses The Truth Behind the Becky Bell Story.
Besides continuing to disseminate false information about Becky Bell's death, I'm wondering why NOW doesn't feature the pictures of women who died from abortion that were legal and therefore supposedly safe.
Where's the picture of Holly Patterson?
Or Tamia Russell?
Or the numerous other women who've died after they were told their legal abortion would be safe?