On December 5, 1948, Dr. Cyril B. Babb pleaded guilty to performing a fatal abortion on Doris Becker the previous Wednesday in his office. Doris died 20 hours later at the apartment of a friend, Anne Martin. Anne and a bartender, George Kutrones, were held as material witnesses.
Babb also admitted to having performed 30 other abortions.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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