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February 10, 1894

PROOF OF ABORTION BY CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):196. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850024010

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Abstract

Abortion can be proved entirely by circumstantial evidence. Thus, in effect, holds the Supreme Court of New York, general term, in the case of People v. Van Zile, decided Dec. 1, 1893. Among the facts which it is proper to take into account in such a case is the death of the woman from miscarriage. So also may the subsequent conduct of the person charged with the crime be considered.

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