Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two Safe and Illegal Deaths

Dr. Guy Brewer
Hermione Fowler, a 20-year-old coed at the Oklahoma A&M University, died at her Red Oak, Oklahoma home on June 27, 1934, nine days after an abortion perpetrated by noted local philanthropist Dr. Guy E. Brewer (pictured).  Hermoine was one of six women whose abortion deaths were blamed on Brewer. He entered guilty pleas and served six concurrent four-year sentences.

On June 24, 1929, 19-year-old homemaker Winifred Garver underwent an abortion at the office of Dr. Anna Schultz, aka Rollins. Schultz was assisted by Dr. James White. For Winifred, however, the combined efforts of two doctors where not enough. She died on June 27 at Woodlawn Hospital. On June 27, both physicians were held by the coroner. Schultz was indicted for felony murder by a grand jury on October 6, 1930.

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