This is the aniversary of the day in 1977 that William Waddill performed a 30-week elective abortion that resulted in a live birth. Waddill strangled the infant as she lay in the NICU isolette.
He beat a murder rap by getting two hung juries, whose indecisiveness hinged on an obscure legal definition of "death". Even though multiple witnesses saw the strangling, even though the pathologist confirmed that Baby W. died of "manual strangulation", each jury had at least one holdout who argued that this didn't mean Waddil had actually caused Baby W.'s "death".
Today would have been Baby W's thirtieth birthday.