A new book is remembering the legacy of an abortionist whose services were “a kind of public utility, not unlike the water or fire department.” Except for that, instead of saving lives, she was ending them.
On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) published an excerpt from the upcoming book “The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold” by Stephen G. Bloom. In its headline, THR deemed Burns “Hollywood’s secret abortionist.” That’s because, in all, she aborted 50,000 unborn babies – sometimes as many as 30 per day – in the first half of the 20th century.
A news writer and author, Bloom serves as a professor of journalism at the University of Iowa. His latest book will be available in February of 2018.
The book’s description credits Bloom for a “compulsively readable portrait of an unforgettable woman during a moment when America’s pendulum swung from compassion to criminality by punishing those who permitted women to control their own destinies.” He has also won the media’s applause, from Publishers Weekly (“great insight”) to Chicago Tribune (“vastly entertaining”). Expect more in 2018.
But Bloom’s excerpt began with San Francisco District Attorney Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, pictured as a man motivated by power, who targeted Burns, one of the “state’s wealthiest women,” with the law in 1945. (Read more from “New Book Celebrates Hollywood Abortionist Who Killed 50k Babies” HERE)