Thursday, December 18, 2008

1923: Midwife implicated in fatal abortion

On December 18, 1923, 40-year-old Sophia Hartozinski died at Chicago's County Hospital due to a criminal abortion performed there that day. The coroner identified midwife Mary Roback as having been responsible for Sophia's death.

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

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