Before Roe v Wade fell, Gerri Santoro’s death galvanised America’s abortion movement. This is her story

Jade Macmillan and Joanna Robin in Washington DC
Sat 25 Jun 2022

A woman lies dead on a motel room floor, her naked body hunched over a blood-soaked towel.

She died alone, abandoned by her lover after a failed self-induced abortion in 1964.

Her name was Gerri Santoro.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-26/before-roe-v-wade-gerri-santoro-galvanised-abortion-movement/101168136