On June 20, 1929, 28-year-old Jennie Kuba died at Chicago hospital from an abortion performed there that day by midwife Mary Zwieniczak.Zwienczak was arrested July 13. The coroner also recommended the arrest of Dr. Joseph Mienczak, who assisted Zwieniczak, as an accessory.
Milan Vuitch (pictured) over a half-century later. On June 15, 1974, seventeen-year-old Wilma Harris of West Virginia went to Vuitch's Laurel Clinic for a safe and abortion. Five days later, she was dead. Although
the abortion was done at around 2:00 PM, Vuitch didn't transfer Wilma
to a properly equipped hospital until after midnight. Wilma's family
sued, claiming that Vuitch and his staff had allowed Wilma to lapse into
a coma and lie unattended for 12 hours before transferring her to the
hospital. The suit also claimed that Vuitch and his staff falsified
records to cover their tracks.
The family won a judgment on December 23, 1976, but the settlement was sealed by court order.
Georgianna English also died after an abortion perpetrated by Vuitch.
isn't the only abortionist who kept his nose clean as a criminal
abortionist, only to kill two patients after legalization. Jesse Ketchum
managed to kill Margaret Smith and Carole Schaner
in a four-month period after New York put out a welcome mat for
carpetbagging abortionists in 1970. Benjamin Munson of South Dakota
killed Linda Padfield and Yvonne Mesteth.