Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another typical pre-Roe fatality

On November 15, 1901, 22-year-old Irma Brown of Garden City, Kansas, died at County Hospital from complications of an abortion performed there that day. Dr. Robert E. Gray was arrested November 19 and held without bail by Coroner's Jury. On March 26, 1902, Gray was acquitted by a jury.

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

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