Monday, April 02, 2012

Chicago, 1909 & 1912

On April 2, 1909, 37-year-old Mrs. Carrie Pearson died in Chicago from an abortion perpetrated by midwife Carolyne Meyer on March 27. Meyer was held by the coroner but acquitted.

On April 2, 1912, 25-year-old homemaker Elizabeth M. Jorgeson died from an abortion perpetrated that day by Katie Sauer, whose profession is not given. Sauer was held by the Coroner's Jury and indicted by a Grand Jury on November 30. The case never went to trial.

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

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