Wednesday, May 06, 2009

1938: Practical nurse performs fatal abortion

On May 5, 1938, Mrs. Genevieve Horton, a practical nurse, pleaded guilty in an abortion case in Westchester County, New York. She was released on $1,500 bail. According to an indictment, after being released, Horton performed an abortion on 29-year-old Mrs. Asunta La Rosa, a mother of three. Asunta died in her home later that evening.

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

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Viresh said...

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