Sunday, January 22, 2023

January 22, 1925: Yet Another Hagenow Victim

A bespectacled woman, past middle-age, staring intently into the camera. She wears a dark sailor-style hat and collar.
Lucy Hagenow
On January 22, 1925, 17-year-old homemaker Jean Cohen, a Connecticut native, died at Chicago's Montrose Hospital from an abortion. On January 31, Louise Hagenow was arrested in Jean's death. 

For some reason Hagenow, though a known abortionist, was cleared in Jean's death. 

Hagenow had already been implicated of the abortion deaths of Louise Derchow, Annie DorrisAbbia Richards, and Emma Dep in San Francisco, then relocated to Chicago. 

Hagenow later noted that Chicago was corrupt and thus a genial environment for criminal abortionists. There she was connected to over a dozen abortion deaths, including  Minnie Deering, Sophia Kuhn, Emily Anderson, Hannah Carlson, Marie HechtMay Putnam, Lola Madison, Annie Horvatich, Nina H. Pierce, Elizabeth WelterBridget MastersonLottie Lowy, and Mary MooreheadHagenow was typical of criminal abortionists in that she was a physician.

Watch Why Was Hagenow Cleared? on YouTube.

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