Monday, February 16, 2009

1925: Fatal abortion performed by midwife in Chicago

On February 16, 1925, 28-year-old Agnes Crowe died in Chicago's West Side Hospital from a criminal abortion performed that day. The coroner indicated that a female midwife was responsible for Agnes' death, but did not name the guilty party.

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

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