Sunday, June 22, 2008

1982: Woman dies in doc's office from back-alley abortion performed there

On June 22, 1928, 31-year-old Rose Hannover died at the office of Dr. Lester I. Ofner from complications of an abortion performed there that day. Ofner was held by the coroner on July 28. On November 28, he was acquitted, for reasons the source does not give.

Rose's abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was attributed to -- and clearly involved -- a doctor.

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