Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Anniversary: Criminal death after abortion by midwife

On March 6, 1928, Lucille Smith, a 23-year-old store clerk, died at Chicago's Burrows Hospital from complications of an abortion performed that day at the office of midwife Emma Schulz. Schulz was indicted for felony murder on April 1, 1929.

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

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She just might have b/c women are still having abortions performed by just don't hear about it as much unless they 'screw up' and kill the woman along with her child...