Saturday, January 16, 2010

An old anniversary

On January 16, 1901, Jennie Mallard died at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago from an abortion performed there that day. Mrs. Margaret Simmons, whose profession was listed as "nurse or midwife", was arrested and held in the death.

Read more about abortion deaths at the beginning of the 20th Century.

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

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