Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Additions to the Cemetery of Choice

I'm going through my Westlaw notes again, and adding historic abortion deaths to the Cemetery of Choice.

Maggie Gibbons died January 3, 1878. Her abortionist was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.

Ada Hawk, age 20, died in 1893 after an abortion arranged by her paramour, who was sentenced to prison for her death.

Emily Nohavec, age 19, died in 1913. A midwife was convicted in her death.

More will be following later today.

For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion

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