Anna Palanski

Anna Palanski, age 20, died in Chicago Hospital in July of 1943 from abortion complications.

Prior to her death, she identified midwife Elizabeth Tomeska, age 60, as the abortionist. Tomeska, who was arrested for abortion prior to Anna’s death, denied responsibility. She was released on a $10,000 bond.


  • “Midwife Faces Murder Charge After Girl Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 23, 1943