Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Illegal abortion by midwife: Anna Fazio

Anna Fazio, age 20, underwent an illegal abortion performed about February 2, 1929, at the Chicago home of midwife Marie Zwienczak. Anna died on February 13.

Zwienczak was arrested March 1, as recommended by the coroner. Stephanie Paczkiewicz was booked on February 23 as an accessory, but was not mentioned in the verdict.
Zwienczak was indictedfor homicide by a grand jury. She was tried, and was sentenced on June 20 to 14 years at Joliet Penitentiary. She appealed, but her sentence was affirmed by the Supreme Court.



For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion

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2 comments:

Eleanor Cooney said...

How will making abortion illegal again protect women from the dangers of abortion? I don't see the logic.

GrannyGrump said...

It should be made illegal because it's deliberately killing the most vulnerable and helpless members of the human family.

Many people suppress their natural revulsion to the practice and tolerate it's legality because they believe that lie that abortion was legalized to protect women. It wasn't. It was legalized to protect abortionists from prison, not women from death. This is pretty obvious when you look at the abortion lobby's reaction to fatal quackery, which is to cover it up if at all possible, and shrug it off if not. It seems the only tragedy the abortion lobby can see in a fatal abortion is if the guy who did it goes to jail.