Sunday, July 19, 2009

1925: Abortion kills teen

Very little is on record about the death of 17-year-old Gertrude Wynants. According to the New York Times, Gertrude died on July 19, 1925, of a criminal abortion. Mrs. Margaret Shott Higgens, age 23, was indicted for manslaughter in Gertrude's death.

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

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