web space | free website | Business Web Hosting | Free Website Submission | shopping cart | php hosting

RealChoice

Shellane Franklin, Criminal Abortion Death
Abortion performed in Chicago, doctor implicated
 Explore This Site
  Related Resources
• Abortion History
• Abortion Mortality
• Abortion Practice Before Legalization
• Abortionists of the 20th Century
• Back Alley Butchers vs Main Street Maimers
• Coathanger Abortions vs Safe-n-Legal Abortions
• Pre-Legalization Abortion
• Safe-n-Legal or Back-Alley Butchery?
• The Truth of Pre-Roe Abortion Mortality
• Anesthesia Deaths
• Embolism Deaths
• Fatal Instillation Abortions
• Hemorrhage Deaths
• Illegal Abortions by Amateurs
• Illegal Abortions by Paramedical People
• Illegal Abortions by Physicians
• LDI Tombstone Project Deaths
• National Abortion Federation Deaths
• Pre-Roe Abortion Deaths
• Post-Roe Illegal Abortions
• Pre-Roe Legal Abortions
• Self-Induced Abortion Deaths
• Teens Killed by Abortion
• Undiagnosed Ectopic Deaths
 More on illegal and amateur abortion
• 1955 Planned Parenthood Abortion Conference: Background
• 19th Century Abortion Cases and Other Self-Injury
• Abortion Practice Before Legalization
• Abortion: Public Health Miracle?
• Back Alley Butchers vs Main Street Maimers
• The Bad Old Days of Abortion
• The Changing Face of Abortion
• Coathanger Abortion: Powerful image, but how true to life?
• Criminal Abortion Deaths Uncovered
• Doctors and the Back-Alley Abortion
• A Glimpse Into Abortion's Past
• Illegal Abortions by Amateurs
• Illegal Abortions by Paramedical People
• Illegal Abortions by Physicians
• Post-Roe Illegal Abortions
• Safe-n-Legal or Back-Alley Butchery?
• Self-Induced Abortion Deaths
• The Truth of Pre-Roe Abortion Mortality
• What California Found
• What Minnesota Found
• What if Roe Goes?
 

On August 23, 1927, 27-year-old Shellane Franklin, a Black woman, died at the scene of the crime from an abortion performed on her that day.

Dr. Gordon Jackson, a white man, was held by the coroner on October 28.

On December 15, he was indicted for felony murder.

Shellane's abortion was typical of illegal abortions in that it was performed by a physician.

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 Source:
  • Homicide in Chicago Interactive

    Archives

    Like this link graphic? Click here to learn how to add it to your web page.

    Search this site powered by FreeFind
    Send me your feedback!
    Name:
    E-Mail:
    Comments:

    RealChoice

    Cemetery of Choice

    RealChoice Blog