Sunday, June 07, 2009

Two criminal anniversaries

On June 7, 1924, 27-year-old Anna Strazynski died at her Chicago home from an illegal abortion performed that day. The perpetrator was never identified.

On June 7, 1929, 20-year-old Viola Koepping died at the office of Dr. Albert West of Chicago, from an abortion evidently performed there that day. West was held by the coroner on June 21. West was indicted by a grand jury for felony murder on April 21, 1930.

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

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