Grant HospitalhospitalsOn April 16, 1920, 24-year-old Rose Lieberman died at Chicago’s Grant Hospital from a criminal abortion. Dr. Herman J. Webber was arrested, along with Walter Biesse, but they were released. Webber was indicted by a Grand Jury in June, and released on $10,000 bond, but the case never went to trial.
Grant Hospital originally opened as German Hospital of Chicago in 1883, but changed its name to Grant Hospital during WWI as the population of the neighborhood changed. It was sold in 1994 to Columbia Healthcare Corporation. Sadly, its management became devoted to abortion over the years, and, its current website shamefully boasts, “The first legal abortion in Chicago was performed at Grant Hospital of Chicago immediately following the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court in 1973.”