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Abortion History: Practical nurse performs fatal abortion
Asunta La Rosa dies in her home after abortion
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On May 5, 1938, Mrs. Genevieve Horton, a practical nurse, pleaded guilty in an abortion case in Westchester County, New York. She was released on $1,500 bail.

According to an indictment, after being released, Horton performed an abortion on 29-year-old Mrs. Asunta La Rosa, a mother of three.

Asunta died in her home later that evening.


Source: New York Times 5-11-38

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