Friday, February 16, 2007

19th century death: Mrs Mary Keegan

On February 16, 1890, Mrs. Mary Keegan died from complications of an illegal abortion performed that day.

Mary died at the location where the abortion was performed.

Mrs. Annie Schneider was arrested and held by the Coroner's Jury. Mrs. Schneider is described as employed in an unidentified profession. Mary Keegan's death is the only one in the Chicago Homicide Interactive Database that is connected to mrs. Schneider.

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

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