On April 3, 1928, 30-year-old Stafania Kwit died from complications of a criminal abortion performed that day by midwife Pauline Majerczyk. On May 3, Mauerczyk was held by the coroner for murder by abortion. She was indicted for felony murder on May 15.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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