On December 12, 1930, 22-year-old Jeanette Reder died of complications of a criminal abortion performed at the Chicago office of Dr. Emil Gleitsman on December 1. Gleitsman was indicted by a grand jury for homicide, but was acquitted on June 15, 1931. The source does not clarify why there was enough evidence to indict Gleitsman, but not enough to convict him.
Jeanette's abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was attributed to a physician.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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