Russel Shaw at The Huffington Post says if there is a terrorist attack before the next elections it will be good for the Democrats and they need it because they would then be able to:
“Block the next Supreme Court appointment, one which would surely result in the overturning of Roe and the death of hundreds if not thousands of women from abortion-prohibiting states at the hands of back-alley abortionists;”
How many women died? “For 1972, the last full year before Roe, the federal Centers for Disease Control reported that 39 women died due to illegal abortion. (The death total for all abortions, including legal ones, was 88.) That figure is low, thanks to underreporting, but in any case the number of deaths had been dropping sharply for the previous few years. A statistic perhaps more typical of the pre-Roe era was reported in a 1969 Scientific American article cowritten by Christopher Tietze, a senior fellow with the Population Council: ‘The National Center for Health Statistics listed 235 deaths from abortion in 1965. Total mortality from illegal abortions was undoubtedly larger than that figure, but in all likelihood it was under 1,000.'” At least according toStraight Dope.
Thousands, maybe. Maybe thousands. As opposed to 47,282,923 babies who have died. And we don’t know how many hundreds or thousands of women have died as a result of legal abortions.
Note that given the 1972 data above 49 died of legal abortions in 1972, which is more than those who died from illegal abortions- at least according to the CDC.