Eva Moyer

On August 4, 1942, 18-year-old Eva Moyer died after an abortion perpetrated by Chicago midwife Katheryn Eickenberg.

A taxi driver testified that he had taken Eva to Eickenberg’s house three times in the week prior to her death. She was accompanied by James Tivey, a sailor, that the taxi driver said accompanied Eva on those trips to the midwife. Tivey testified that he had paid Eickenberg $50 for the abortion.

Eickenberg was convicted or murder by abortion and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

evaMoyerChiTribAug13 1942.pngSources:

  • “Vote to Indict Woman Named in Abortion Death,” Chicago Tribune, Aug. 13, 1942
  • “14-Year Sentence,” Gettysburg (PA) Times, Dec. 5, 1942
  • “Practical nurse gets 14 years for abortion death,” Lincoln Evening Journal, Dec. 5, 1942
  • “Practical Nurse Found Guilty of Abortion death,” Chicago Tribune, Dec. 5, 1942