Monday, August 16, 2010

Today's anniversaries

1989: Prestigious women's hospital lets teen die in botched abortion: Marla Anne Cardamone wanted to make an adoption plan, since she already had a toddler at home, was helping her mother care for her quadriplegic father, and was coping with depression. Instead of helping Marla, a hospital social worker browbeat her into the unwanted abortion that took her life.

1974: Chicago woman dead within hours of abortion: Dorothy K. Brown was one of three women to die at Friendship Medical Center in Chicago -- a facility originally founded as a good work for the Black community by Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard.

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