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Abortion History: Death of Gertrude Wynants
Died in 1925
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Very little is on record about the death of 17-year-old Gertrude Wynants.

According to the New York Times, Gertrude died on July 19, 1925, of a criminal abortion.

Mrs. Margaret Shott Higgens, age 23, was indicted for manslaughter in Gertrude's death.


Source: New York Times, July 30, 1925

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