On July 28, 1928, 21-year-old Maud Thurmond died in Chicago from sepsis from a criminal abortion performed that day.
Maud's race is first given as "colored" then as "white - American Indian." Make of that what you will about the times.
Nobody was ever held accountable for Maud's death.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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