Milan Vuitch (pictured) was a hero among abortion advocates. He had deliberately been arrested performing criminal abortions so that he could challenge the Washington, DC abortion law, and he succeeded in changing the way the law was enforced, effectively nullifying it. On June 15, 1974, seventeen-year-old Wilma Harris went to Vuitch's Laurel Clinic for a safe and abortion. Five days later, on June 20, 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 by Vuitch.
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. As we saw with Kermit Gosnell, quackery thrives in an environment in which there is a presumption that abortionists can be trusted.
The next two fatal abortions, though illegal, meet the abortion lobby's standards for "safe abortion" because they were performed with people who had the training and tools necessary to get their patients safely through their abortions.
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. The grand jury handed down an indictment of homicide.
On June 20 or 24, 1908, 36-year-old housekeeper Lillian O'Neill
died in Dr. Albert C. Davis's Chicago office from complications of an
abortion performed June 20.
Davis was acquitted for reasons not given in the source document. A
midwife named Cornelia Meyers was arrested, tried, convicted, and
sentenced to Joliet.