Case Number: 3010

Balcznska, Mary - Age 25 - Died at St. Bernard's Hospital from a criminal abortion performed by midwife Veronika Rypczyski who on 6/10/15 was held by the Coroner. 20th Pct. 12/18/19 - s/o - Scanlon.


Date of Offense June 5, 1915
Date of Death June 5, 1915
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description St. Bernard's Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location St. Bernard's Hospital
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Balcznska, Mary
Age 25 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Polish
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken St. Bernard's Hospit


Name Rypcztski, Veronika
Gender Male
Ethnicity Polish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 20
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 10-Jun-15
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision June 10, 1915
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Scanlon
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence December 18, 1919
Outcome of Trial Stricken off