Julia Lawynowicz

Julia Lawynowiczchicago, illinois, illegaldoctor, illegalmidwife, 19101919SUMMARY: Julia Lawynowicz died in Chicago in the autumn of 1915 after an abortion attributed to Dr. Stanley Boguszewski and midwife Julia Statkiewz.

Dr. Stanley T. Boguszewski and midwife Julia Statkiewz were arrested October 2 after a South Chicago coroner’s jury concluded that Mrs. Julia Lawynowicz had died from the work of abortionists. Boguszewski, “who is wealthy and active in Polish circles,” lived in “the Palace” in the Polish section of Chicago.


  • “Charge Doctor Killed Woman,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, Oct. 3, 1915