Alice Rastone

Alice Rastoneabortionists, abortionistsfemaleOn July 21, 1907, homemaker Madeline Paffrath, wife of L. Paffrath died at German American Hospital in Chicago. She was approximately 21 years old. The coroner’s jury determined that she had died from an abortion performed. They held two midwives — Alice Rastone and Hacrone Schuetner — responsible. Another woman, Alice F. Gustafson, whose profession is given as “abortion provider” was also arrested.