Thursday, July 14, 2011

1921: Another doctor's fatal work

On July 14, 1921, 23-year-old Mrs. Edna Rohner died at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago from an abortion perpetrated by Dr. Otto Klemmick. He was held by the coroner and tried, but acquitted on June 12, 1923. The source document doesn't say why. Prolifers who want to keep abortionists locked up after Roe falls need to investigate these cases and prepare to plug up the loopholes in the laws.

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.

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