Tuesday, July 28, 2009

1928: Mystery abortion kills woman in Chicago

On July 28, 1928, 21-year-old Maud Thurmond died in Chicago from sepsis from a criminal abortion performed that day.

Maud's race is first given as "colored" then as "white - American Indian." Make of that what you will about the times.

Nobody was ever held accountable for Maud's death.

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

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