Homemaker Mildred Guerriero Maddalone, age 32, died on July 26, 1944, steadfastly refusing to name the abortionist who had fatally injured her.
Her husband, from whom she was separated, told investigators that he hadn’t even known that she was pregnant.
Given the plethora of physicians and midwives practicing abortion in Chicago at the time, it’s likely that she availed herself of one of them.
- “Abortion Murder Verdict is Returned at Inquest,” Chicago Tribune, August 9, 1944
- Death notice, Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1944