Friday, January 23, 2009

1925: The mysterious death of Kate Radochouski

On January 23, 1925, 34-year-old Kate Radochouski died at Chicago's Lakeside Hospital from complications of an abortion performed that day. The Homicide in Chicago database says that she died at the scene of the crime, and that there was an arrest on February 11. But there is no name given for the person arrested. No perpetrator was ever identified.

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

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