Janet Benshoof, lawyer who pursued abortion rights for women, dies at 70
By Harrison Smith
December 19, 2017
Janet Benshoof, a human rights lawyer who campaigned to expand access to contraceptives and abortion, leading organizations that advocated on behalf of women from the mainland United States to Burma, Iraq and Guam, where she was once arrested for protesting the most restrictive abortion law in America, died Dec. 18 at her home in Manhattan. She was 70.
She was diagnosed in November with uterine serous carcinoma, an endometrial cancer, said her son David Benshoof Klein.