Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release

Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release
 

A Tennessee woman arrested in late 2015 for using an unravelled coat hanger to attempt her own abortion was released from jail on Monday in exchange for a guilty plea to one felony count of procuring a miscarriage.
Anna Yocca, 32, initially faced a possible life sentence for her September 2015 self-abortion attempt. Under her plea, she was given credit for the 13 months she spent in jail and released immediately.
But reproductive rights advocates, who fear that Yocca’s story is a harbinger of what might happen as lawmakers increasingly restrict abortion rights, nevertheless condemned the... read more

 
11 January 2017 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Guardian
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