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Abortion History: Death of Agnes Pearson
Two doctors arrested, released
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In late July of 1941, Mrs. Agnes Pearson of White Plains, New York died at Grasslands Hospital in New York of suspected complications from an abortion.

Dr. Nathan Schwartz and Dr. Samuel Schwartz (not related) were charged with manslaughter in Agnes' death.

The charges were dismissed in 1946.

Agnes's abortion was typical of pre-Roe abortions in that it was performed by a physician.

Sources: New York Times 8-1-41, 5-9-46

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