Except that neither of these things is true, and the fact-checkers at the liberal Washington Post give Dr. Wen and Planned Parenthood four Pinocchios for a statistic Dr. Wen was told repeatedly was false but continues to cite anyway.
Remember, this is WaPo reporting this.
In 1972, the number of deaths in the United States from legal abortions was 24 and from illegal abortions 39, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before Roe 90% of illegal abortions were performed by licensed doctors, and once antibiotics became widely used deaths from illegal abortions were relatively rare.
This from an organization that also claims that abortion is on…