Sunday, December 07, 2008

A name and more information

I'd only had a date and place of abortion and of death for a woman I'd been calling "Patsy" Roe. But my recent trip to the State Library and my time on Westlaw gave me a name, and a bit more information. She was Wanda Szidzewicz, and there was some evidence that her abortionist was a midwife with a creative but unsuccessful lawyer.

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

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