Tuesday, January 06, 2009

1923: Midwife's efforts prove fatal for Chicago woman

On December 30, 1923, 26-year-old Helen Koss underwent an illegal abortion somewhere in Chicago. On January 6, 1924, she died at Norwegian American Hospital of complications. Midwife Emma Morch was arrested, and indicted for homicide by a grand jury.

Read this post for more about abortions in the 1920s.

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

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