Thursday, December 20, 2007

Anniversary: Criminal abortion by midwife proves fatal

On December 20, 1926, 23-year-old Mary Paradowski died at Chicago hospital from complications of a criminal abortion performed on December 13. On January 15, 1927, a midwife named Josephine Petrova was indicted for felony murder in Mary's death.

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

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