Sunday, November 23, 2008

Additions to the Cemetery of Choice

Additions to the Cemetery of Choice

An hour on Westlaw gained me information on these deaths:

Alda Christopherson: Dr. Lillian Hobbs was convicted in the 1916 abortion death of this 21-year-old unmarried Chicago woman.

Bessie Kouns: Bessie implicated Dr. H.C. Dorroh in her deathbed statement.

Ruth Lemaire: Ruth implicated Dr. Lillian Hobbs in a deathbed statement.

Ellen Matson: Dr. Lillian Hobbs was sentenced to 14 years in Joliet for the 1917 abortion death of 29-year-old Ellen.

"Eudora" Roe: This 17-year-old girl lingered for nearly two months before finally dying of complications of an abortion performed in Wichita, Kansas in 1930.

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

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