Friday, October 26, 2007

Illegal anniversary, doc arrested

On October 12, 1929, 33-year-old Agnes Johnson underwent a criminal abortion at the Chicago office of Dr. Joseph Stern. On October 26, Agnes died. Stern was arrested that day. On November 1, he was indicted for felony murder by a grand jury.

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

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