Sunday, May 18, 2008

Anniversaries a year apart

On May 18, 1924, Miss Mary Whitney died in St. Mary's Hospital in Chicago of complications of an abortion performed April 2, 1924 at the Chicago office of Dr. Lou E. Davis. Mary's abortion was typical of criminal abortions in that it was performed by a physician.

On May 18, 1925, Della Davis, a 25-year-old Black woman, died in Chicago from an illegal abortion performed that day. As far as I can determine, the person responsible for her death was never caught.


D said...

How sad. Even in the first world, illegal abortions are often not performed under safe and sterile conditions. All the more reason why we're all better off with legal abortion.

Christina Dunigan said...

Who is the "we" who is better off? As far as I can tell, "we" is the abortionists and accomplices. The women are just as dead.