Saturday, April 28, 2012

One Criminal and Two Safe-n-Legal. All Equally Dead.

Mrs. Sophia Berghusen of Brooklyn died on April 28, 1880, under the care of the mother-and-daughter midwife team of Mrs. Mary Kaufmann and Miss Margaret Kaufmann. The coroner concluded that Sophia had died of abortion complications. Both the Kaufmann women were arrested and tried but acquitted, though the sources do not say what was lacking in the case against them.

Julia Rogers, age 20, underwent a safe and legal abortion committed by Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard at Friendship Medical Center in Chicago on April 21, 1973. She died on April 28 at Tabernacle Hospital due to pneumonia on top of peritonitis. A hole had been poked in her uterus, causing an infection that made the muscle tissue of her uterus start to rot inside her. Evelyn Dudley and Dorothy Brown also died after abortions at Friendship Medical Center.

"Daisy" was a 32-year-old systems analyst for a dense contractor, who had made an appointment to abort her second-trimester pregnancy at a California abortion clinic for April 30, 1990. For some reason, Daisy didn't wait for the appointment, but instead, on April 28, she allowed her boyfriend to insert a plastic tube into her uterus in a home-abortion attempt which quickly killed her.

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