On June 25, 1911, 20-year-old Mrs. Anna Mueller died from a criminal abortion performed by Dr. George Lotz. Lotz was arrested July 5. He was indicted for felony murder.
Leslie Reagan indicates that he was expelled from the Chicago Medical Society after admitting guilt in Anna's death, but there
is no record that he served time for the crime. In fact, he was free
and in Danville, Illinois in 1917, when he perpetrated a fatal attempted
abortion on Matilda Tidrick in 1917.
Anna's abortion was typical of pre-legalization abortions in that it was performed by a physician.