Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Anniversary: Doctor performs fatal abortion

On January 16, 1937, Dr. Samuel Roth performed an abortion in his office on a woman who then died. I have been unable to uncover her name. Roth's license was suspended at the time. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter on December 23, 1941, and was sentenced to a year in prison.

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

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