Good article but it buried the lede, way down in the page, weakening the point. This should have been at the top, in a two point short version, then you can repeat it down the article where you can fill it out. By putting it at the top you prepare the reader for your point later on.
Also, a slight correction to Dr. Gerstley’s ID and a suggestion as to form:
Before Roe, Philadelphia General Hospital kept 32 beds for patients who had botched abortions, according to Dr. Louis Gerstley III, chief of their Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic from 1956 to 1976. Other doctors said their hospitals reserved similar numbers of beds for women dying from botched abortions.
Before and after Roe the number of deliveries was about the same, he said, but the number of deaths dropped markedly after Roe.
One more point, not about abortion per se but about the importance of women to “the church” (Catholic), When I was in Catholic school (3rd through 12th grades) I remember being taught about the brave women martyrs who died or killed themselves rather than be raped. It was just taken in at the time as a statement of fact. Much later I realized this was not unlike “honor” killings. The Catholic Church (and a few others) would prefer a dead woman to a live woman who had any kind of sex outside of or without marriage willing or unwilling. When I was very small I remember hearing my own grandmother tell my mother (divorced, in the 1940’s) that the divorce made her a “used” woman, she had to be careful.
While this isn’t about abortion per se it reveals (once again) the framework for the disregard of women, to the point that death is better than “dishonor.”