Saturday, March 10, 2007

Anniversary: Death after illegal abortion by midwife

On February 13, 1929, 30-year-old Catherine Mau underwent an abortion at the hands of Chicago midwife Anna Heisler. Catherine died on March 11. On July 20, 1929, Heisler was sentenced to Joliet Penitentiary for Catherine's death.

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

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