Saturday, April 25, 2009

1899: Fatal abortion in Chicago

On April 25, 1899, Sarah Messinger died in St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago from an abortion performed by Marie Kampfer. Sarah died at the crime scene on the day the abortion was performed. Kampfer was held for $5,000 bond by Coroner's Jury. Kampfer's profession is not listed.

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

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