Thursday, January 04, 2007

Illegal abortion anniversary: Maggie Gibbons

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Charles P. Emerich in the abortion death of Maggie Gibbons. They found that Emerich had performed an abortion on Maggie on December 30, 1877, in St. Louis, using instruments. Maggie languished, finally dying of her injuries on January 3 of 1878.

Emerich was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in Maggie's death, and was sentenced to five years in prison.

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