Mrs. George Libby, age 18, died November 28, 1888, in Wahpeton in the Dakota territories.
Before her death she admitted that she had bought abortifacient drugs from "a traveling doctor who made a specialty of selling such drugs."
If anybody has a membership in Ancestry.com and can thus figure out Mrs. Liddy's first name, I'd appreciate it. It grates on me to have a woman known only as "Mrs. George Libby" as if she didn't have a name of her own.
For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion
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