Sunday, January 06, 2008

Anniversary: Abortion by midwife proves fatal

On January 6, 1924, 26-year-old Helen Koss died at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago of complications from an illegal abortion performed on December 30, 1929. A midwife, Mrs. Emma Morch, was arrested and indicted for homicide in Helen's death.

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

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