On October 1, 1922, 21-year-old Margaret Sullivan died in her Chicago home from complications of an abortion performed that day.
The person or persons responsible were never caught.
Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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