On June 21, 1929, 25-year-old Fannie Shead, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, died from a criminal abortion performed that day by an unknown perpetrator. Interestingly, the coroner only recommended an arrest for "unintentional manslaughter," not the usual homicide by abortion. I wonder if this might be due to the fact that unlike the other victims of Chicago abortionists whose cases I've documented, Fannie Shead was Black. Oddly, the database lists a date a defendant was arrested -- August 10 -- but does not list a suspect.
Fast forward over half a century. Seventeen-year-old Deborah Ann Lozinski had languished for two months in a coma, hospitalized after a safe and legal abortion at Medical Care Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
On June 21, 1985, Deborah's parents filed suit against Dr. Scheininger, Dr. Sinha,
and other staff for failing to properly screen and examine Deborah
prior to her abortion. They also alleged that staff failed to properly
monitor Deborah's vital signs during the abortion, failing to
quickly detect and properly treat respiratory difficulty. As a result,
Deborah suffered the brain damage that had caused her coma. Shortly
after midnight on June 22, a hospital staffer checked on Deborah and
found her dead; she evidently had died shortly before midnight.