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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 01, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7',
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dead. Hurt when auto stopped sud
Fred Thompson, Minneapolis, out
?15. Shell game.
Charles Schakner, 8, 1543 W. 12th,
drowned in Desplaines river.
John Cicnocki, 2044 W. 19th ar
rested. Robbery susDect
Gusie Siden, 6, 2617 Hirsch blvd.,
hit by car. Seriously hurt
WILL WAGE WIDE WAR ON EVIL
WHICH CUTS 30,000 BIRTHS
Abortions will not be fashionable
and popular when the expose of doc
tors, midwives, maternity homes and
hospitals is completed. Today the
federal, state, county and city au
thorities will commence a campaign
to stamp out this practice.
Here is how the heads of various
departments of our government in
tend to act to stamp out the evil
which prevents the birth of 30,000
children in Chicago each year. Dis't
Att'y Clyne will investigate the traffic
in drugs which cause abortion. Cor
oner Hoffman will probe the charge
made by Dr. Hagenow that she paid
protection money to carry on her'
business. Alderman Murry tonight,
will introduce a bill to the council
asking the council to order a probe
of maternity homes and midwifery.
Last night at the exclusive and
fashionable Lakeside Hospital at 3410
Rhodes av., Mrs. Molly Quinby,
Hammond, Ind., died, the result of a
criminal operation. Before dying she
told physicians she had performed six
illegal operations on herself.
Yesterday astonishing facts were
brought to light regarding the so
called abortion parlors in the loop.
Stenographersworking in offices near
the suites of these physicians, told
how beautifully gowned women daily
throng the offices of men who adver
tise to kill life with little pain.
The betrayed girl and the working
man's wife unwilling to become a
mother cannot afford to pay the $50
or $100 often demanded by these doc
tors. They patronize the midwives,
who frequently fail and extinguish
two lives instead of one.
The "fashionable doctors" seldom
fail with their high-priced instru
ments and costly drugs.
Physicians divide women who have
illegal operations performed into
three classes. The first and most
numerous is the rich who are too
busy having a good time to leave the
social whirl Tor motherhood. The
second is women whose husbands
are not earning enough to have chil
dren. The third, the betrayed girL
Says the Chicago board of health:
From a single female fly in a single
season flies enough may be break to
make a string of flies long enough to
reach eight times around the globe.
Let this be our battle-cry,
"Save the baby, swat the fly."
"Wife, you have overspent your al
lowance." "Oh, that was due to an over
sight." "H'm, it appears to me more like