Friday, May 24, 2024

May 24, 1912: A Likely Lay Abortionist in Chicago

 On May 24, 1912, 24-year-old homemaker Margaret Duyer died at Englewood Union Hospital in Chicago, due to sepsis caused by an abortion perpetrated the previous day by Paulina Lindenson. Lindenson's profession is listed only as "abortion provider" so it is likely that she was a lay abortionist. She was held by the Coroner on May 24, and indicted by a Grand Jury on July 19, but the case never went to trial.

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