Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Abortion Deaths in Chicago: 1909, 1916, 1929

I have three Chicago abortion deaths on November 11:

In 1909, Marian Lang, age 29, died her home on N. 52nd Avenue in Chicago, from septicemia caused by an abortion. Dr. E. L. Pope was indicted by a grand jury. The source document does not indicate that the case went to trial.

In  1916, 28-year-old homemaker Elizabeth Margaret Winter died at her Chicago home from sepsis caused by an abortion perpetrated by Cecelia Stejskal, whose profession is given only as "abortion provider." Though Stejskal was held by the coroner, the case never went to trial.

In 1929, 23-year-old Mary L. Kelly died in Chicago from an abortion performed by an unidentified perpetrator.

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