Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What You Get When Abortion is Tolerated

As is typical of this blog, many of the criminal abortion deaths took place in Chicago. One reason for this is that online research of abortion deaths is easy for Chicago because of resources such as the Homicide in Chicago Interactive Database. I believe that another reason is that Chicago has long been very abortion-friendly, prone to looking the other way even when women died -- an attitude we still see today, for example, in the appalling behavior tolerated by "safe and legal" abortionists such as Kermit Gosnell. Every woman who ever died from an abortion died at the hands of a prochoice person, and in far too many cases the skids to the grave were greased by abortion-rights supporters.

Let's look at two cases from early 20th century Chicago.

Dr. Lillian Hobbs
On April 30, 1917, Mrs. Ruth Lemaire, age 24, died at West Side Hospital in Chicago from complications of a criminal abortion. In her deathbed statement she implicated Dr. Lillian Hobbs (pictured). However, the coroner's jury did not place blame on Hobbs, and the case came to naught. Hobbs was also convicted of murder in the abortion deaths of Alda Christopherson and Ellen Matson.

On April 30, 1923, 29-year-old homemaker Emma Herod died in her home from an abortion performed there that day. Dr. Emma J. Warren was arrested for the death. On July 15, Warren was indicted for felony murder in Emma Herod's death.Warren had already been implicated in the 1917 abortion death of 27-year-old Annie DeGroote.

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