Maggie Becker

Maggie BeckerabortionistsfemaleIn early January, 1901, Mrs. Julia K. Pettinger (alt. Juliet K.Pettinger) died in her home from an abortion performed there that day. Dr. Maggie Becker was arrested April 24, based on a coroner’s verdict that day.

Becker was held to grand jury, tried, convicted, and sentenced to 14 years in Joilet Penitentiary.