Sunday, January 04, 2009

Two Chicago abortions from the 1920s

On January 4, 1921, 21-year-old Jennie Chubb died in her Chicago home from complications of an abortion performed that day. The coroner identified Veronica Rypcznski as the person responsible for Jennie's death. Veronica's profession is not mentioned in the source.

On January 4, 1924, Elizabeth Strobel died in Chicago's Columbus Hospital from complications of an illegal abortion performed that day. Mrs. Anna Wenzig, whose profession is not given, was arrested January 15 for Elizabeth's death.

For more about abortion in the 1920s, see this post.



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

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6 comments:

SegaMon said...

This is strange. Only 1 person ranks a story about women dying due to abortion "Interesting" while 7 people ranks a story about lobsters being eaten "Interesting."

There is something really wrong and stupid about that! I guess people care more about lobsters than they do about women? Hmm...

GrannyGrump said...

I have a couple of trolls right now who are repeatedly voting for the various posts. They're bound to go away sooner or later.

SegaMon said...

I hate trolls... Keep up the good work on your blog! The stories and statistics that you share are very eye-opening. God bless! :)

GrannyGrump said...

Though you'd think the trolls would find the "back alley" stories fascinating and only the safe and legal deaths "boring" or "bogus".

I think it's their way of saying how much they hate my blog. But here they are nonetheless.

DR. PINDERSCHLOSS: Love/hate, hate/love. Like for Mama, no?

C said...

GG said: "I think it's their way of saying how much they hate my blog."

Guess their shiny happy new hope-n-change (tm) era isn't working for them. :)

Caroline said...

Spontaneous abortion is the expulsion of an embryo or fetus due to accidental trauma or natural causes before approximately the 22nd week of gestation, I have a friend I had taking viagra and his girl was pregnant, but the had a Spontaneous abortion!!!22dd