Sunday, February 26, 2006

Illegal abortion death anniversary: Patsy Roe

On February 6, 1924, Ida Cantor performed an abortion on a woman not named in Westlaw summaries. I'll refer to her as 'Patsy' Roe.

Patsy developed septicemia after the abortion, and went to a hospital on February 11. She was treated there until her death on February 26.

The jury found that Ida used improperly sterilized or non-sterile instruments in the abortion.

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

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