Jane Roe of Newark #1930s #newjersey #illegaldoctor
Dr. Charles I. Gordon pleaded guilty in the 1937 abortion death of a Newark woman I call Jane Roe of Newark. I believe that this woman is actually Rose Glickfield. (Source:New York Times 7-31-42)
During the 1940s, while abortion was still illegal, there was a massive drop in maternal mortality from abortion. The death toll fell from 1,407 in 1940, to 744 in 1945, to 263 in 1950. Most researches attribute this plunge to the development of blood transfusion techniques and the introduction of antibiotics. Learn more here.