Richmond Medical Center For Women



William G. Fitzhugh
Catherine Bagley




Surgery:       YES
Medication: YES

Other Info

Abortionist profile, William G. Fitzhugh: professional background, botched abortion history

  • Abortion Death:    
  • Clodfelter, Margaret   BW

On June 2, 1989, Margaret went to Richmond (VA) Medical Center For Women to have an abortion performed by Dr. William Fitzhugh. After she was dismissed, she started experiencing pain and bleeding, and called the facility about her symptoms. They did not advise her to seek medical care. Two days later, she sought medical treatment at a local hospital and was told that she had a perforated uterus and retained fetal tissue. A D&C was performed to complete the abortion, and due to the infection, a hysterectomy was also necessary. Unfortunately, in spite of all efforts to save her life, Margaret died of the complications of her abortion, leaving her husband and one-year-old son behind. (Richmond City Circuit Court Case No. LU-441-1, Virginia Certificate of Death #89-020384)