Monday, April 24, 2006

Two illegal abortion anniversaries

Doctors J. W. Elsiminger and Richard E. Thacker were suspected in a string of criminal abortion deaths in the Oklahoma City area in 1932.

Elsiminger was an osteopath. He alone was the suspect in the abortion death of Virginia Lee Wyckoff, a 21-year-old student at the University of Oklahmoa. Virginia died April 24, 1932. Elsiminger was charged with murder in her death.

That same day, a Mrs. F. S. Roach died of suspected abortion complications. Both Elsiminger and Thacker were suspected in the case.

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