Friday, February 27, 2009

1926: Fatal Chicago abortion

On February 27, 1926, 36-year-old Anna Welger died in her home from complications of an abortion performed that day.

Theresa Struhala was indicted for felony murder in Anna's death. Struhala's profession is not listed.

John Welger, whose relationship to Anna was not disclosed, was booked as an accomplice, but was later released.

Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s.

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

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