Mike arranged for his own undertaker, rather than the one Hagenow recommended. The funeral was held, Annie was buried, and it seemed as if Mike and the children would be getting on with their lives as best they could. But that changed on May 13. The Cook County coroner, attended by Annie's brother, John Sneller, exhumed Annie's body and discovered the real cause of her death.
Hagenow's claim that she hadn't performed an abortion on Annie wasn't very credible, since she was a known abortionist who advertised openly. During her trial for Annie's death, evidence was entered about previous abortion deaths at Hagenow's hands. Hagenow, nearly 60 years old at the time of her trial, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for Annie's death. For the full story of Annie's death, and more information about Lucy Hagenow's other victims, go here.
NOW cites no sources, but the story matches one told by "Gloria" In Patricia Miller's The Worst of Times. Gloria indicated that she learned "the truth" of how her mother died when she needed a copy of the death certificate years later. The death certificate said "spontaneous abortion" -- which is a miscarriage. NOW's researchers certainly should have known that a "spontaneous abortion" is a miscarriage, and would have nothing to do with any sort of "back alley abortion". Ditto for Patricia Miller. I only include Vivian's death in the Cemetery of Choice, despite the fact that nobody ever verified that she'd actually submitted to an induced abortion, because she is so widely used as a poster child for advocates of legalized abortion. You can read more here.