On December 5, 1948, Dr. Cyril B. Babb pleaded guilty to performing a fatal abortion on Doris Becker the previous Wednesday in his office.
Doris died 20 hours later at the apartment of a friend, Anne Martin.
Anne and a bartender, George Kutrones, were held as material witnesses.
Babb also admitted to performing 30 other abortions.
Doris's abortion was typical of pre-legalization abortions in that it was performed by a physician.