On February 16, 1925, 28-year-old Agnes Crowe died in Chicago's West Side Hospital from a criminal abortion performed that day.
The coroner indicated that a female midwife was responsible for Agnes' death, but did not name the guilty party.
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, seeThe Bad Old Days of Abortion