Sunday, July 24, 2011

1929: Chicago doc's fatal efforts

On July 16, 1929, Dr. Sven Windrow performed an abortion on 19-year-old Emmy Anderson at a Chicago location. Emmy died on July 24. Dr. Windrow was held by the coroner on July 25.
Jacque Lagrave, age 67, was held as an accessory. Windrow was indicted February 6, 1929 for felony murder.

Emmy's abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was performed by a physician.

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