Thursday, June 21, 2007

Anniversary: Chicago criminal abortion death

On June 21, 1929, 25-year-old Fannie Shead died from a criminal abortion performed that day by an unknown perpetrator.

Interestingly, the coroner only recommended an arrest for "unintentional manslaughter," not the usual homicide by abortion. I wonder if this might be due to the fact that unlike the other victims of Chicago abortionists whose cases I've documented, Fanny Shead was Black.

Oddly, the database lists a date a defendant was arrested -- August 10 -- but does not list a suspect.

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