There were a number of deaths in Chicago attributed to either a Lucy Hagenow or a Louise Hagenow. These are the same woman, a physician/midwife who also called herself Ida Von Schultz. The deaths include:
Hagenow was typical of criminal abortionists in that she was a physician.
Prochoicers would do well to remember that today's "professional provider of vital reproductive health care services" was yesterday's "back alley butcher". Pen on paper changed nothing about the kind of person who is attracted to abortion as a profession.
Prolifers would do well to remember how hard it can be to pin abortion quacks down and keep them locked up.
As long as the idea persists that women and their children are mortal enemies, women and children will continue to die from abortions.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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