On March 12, 1909, Cook County native Kate Blust, age 22, a homemaker, died in Chicago from peritonitis caused by an abortion. Midwife Emma Novak was held without bail for the crime of murder by abortion. She was indicted for murder but the source document doesn't indicate that there was a trial.
On February 4, 1928, 24-year-old Julia Agoston underwent a criminal abortion in Chicago. On March 12, Julia died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. On March 31, Dr. Anton Feher, Dr. Helen Moskowitz, Susie Kosmos, and Julia's husband Manhart Agoston were held by the coroner. The physicians were held as principals. The two laypersons were held as accessories. Moskowitz was indicted for felony murder on November 23.