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Convicted of using an instrument to procure a miscarriage. Janet Wright was a former nurse who performed illegal abortions from her house in Kippax Street, Surry Hills. One of her teenage patients almost died after a procedure and Wright was prosecuted and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. Aged 68.

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New South Wales. Dept. of Prisons
Thursday, 16 February 1922
Convicted of using an instrument to procure a miscarriage. Janet Wright was a former nurse who performed illegal abortions from her house in Kippax Street, Surry Hills. One of her teenage patients almost died after a procedure and Wright was prosecuted and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. Aged 68.
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Janet Wright, criminal record number 737LB, 16 February 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Janet Wright, criminal record number 737LB, 16 February 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW
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Published Note

Nerida Campbell 'Femme fatale: the female criminal' Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2008.