Alice Haggin

On February 2, 1936, 20-year-old homemaker and mother-of-two Alice Joyce Remling Haggin died in Chicago from abortion complications.

justinmitchell.jpgDr. Justin Mitchell
Dr. Justin L. Mitchell, age 57, of Palos Park, was charged by the Grand Jury on March 10 in Alice’s death. Just 11 days after Alice’s death, Mitchell was convicted in the abortion death of 32-year-old Mary Nowalowski.

Mitchell had been implicated two years earlier in the abortion death of Mary Schwartz.


  • “Vote to Indict Physician in 2d Abortion Death,” Chicago Tribune, March 11, 1936