Tags: US | Obit | Edelin

Doctor in Landmark Abortion Case Dies of Cancer

Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 06:14 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, has died in southwest Florida. He was 74.

Edelin's wife confirmed that he died Monday morning after suffering from cancer.

Edelin made national headlines when he was convicted of manslaughter in 1975 for performing an abortion. That was two years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure with its decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Massachusetts Supreme Court later overturned Edelin's guilty verdict. The LDF says Edelin went on to become an outspoken activist and spokesman for reproductive rights. He also served as a chairman of the board of Planned Parenthood. Edelin joined the LDF's senior board in 1986.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Emanuel's Mayoral Fortunes Rapidly Declining in Chicago

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 08:58 AM

Even before the gun violence this weekend that took the lives of 9 Chicagoans and left 60 others wounded, Mayor Rahm Emm . . .

CEO: Sterling Staying on a 'Disaster' for Clippers

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:06 AM

Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interi . . .

Democrat-Led Cities Offer to Shelter Illegal Migrants

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:03 AM

Local and state authorities from California to New York have expressed willingness to accept unaccompanied minors at fed . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved