Life Story: Ann Trow Lohman, a.k.a. Madame Restell (1812 - 1878)

Notorious Abortionist

The story of the most famous abortionist in New York history.

Note: This resource includes discussion of abortion and suicide.

Ann Trow Lohman, a.k.a. Madame Restell

Title Page from Wonderful trial of Caroline Lohman, alias Restell; Trial of Carolina Lohman, alias Madame Restell, for manslaughter in the second degree, by producing abortion upon the body of Maria Bodine, in July, 1846 ; with speeches of counsel, charge of Court, and verdict of jury (New York: Burgess, Stringer, & co., c. 1847). Widener Library, Harvard University, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.