Friendship Medical CentermillsFriendship had been opened by T. R. Mason Howard (pictured) as a hospital providing needed care to the poor. He let it degenerate into a seedy abortion mill.
Reports on death of Evelyn Dudley, age 38, alleged that she was treated at Friendship Medical Center in Chicago in mid-March, 1973. Later, at home, she collapsed in the driveway. She was taken to a hospital, where attempts to save her failed. Her death was due to shock, hemorrhage from a ruptured cervix and vagina, from “remote abortion.” T.R. Mason Howard stated that Evelyn was treated at Friendship for infection sustained in an abortion in Detroit. But Evelyn’s brother stated that she had come to Chicago specifically to have the abortion. Julia Rogers and Dorothy Brown also died after abortions at Friendship Medical Center.
Julia’s death certificate states that her death April 28 at Tabernacle Hospital was due to “bronchopneumonia and generalized peritonitis complicating extensive necrotizing endometritis and myometritis with sealed perforation.”
In other words, she developed pnuemonia on top of peritonitis. A hole had been poked in her uterus, causing an infection that made the muscle tissue of her uterus start to rot inside her.