Wednesday, July 08, 2009

1929: Mystery abortion leaves woman dead

On July 8, 1929, 26-year-old Frances Rogers died from a criminal abortion.

The source summary says that the abortion was done in an unknown location, but the description of the offense says that she died at the scene of the crime.

The person responsible was never identified.

Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s.

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

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