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Selma Hedlund, Pre-Roe Abortion Death
Died after abortion in Chicago
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On March 16, 1924, 35-year-old Mrs. Selma Hedlund died in Chicago's Jefferson Park Hospital from complications of an abortion performed that day.

The sources says that she died at the crime scene.

Nobody was ever positively identified as the abortionist. However, a Carl Carlson, indicated as a person known to Selma, was arrested as an accomplice.

Illegal by Doctors Illegal by Paramedical Illegal by Amateurs Self Induced For more on pre-legalization abortion, see The Bad Old Days of Abortion Source:
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