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Mary Williams, Pre-Roe Abortion Death
Died after abortion in Chicago
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On September 15, 1925, Mary Williams, a 25-year-old Black woman, died at Chicago's County Hospital from an abortion performed on her that day at an undisclosed location.

The person responsible for Mary's death was never identified.

Keep in mind that things that things we take for granted, like antibiotics and blood banks, were still in the future. For more about abortion in this era, see Abortion in the 1920s.

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