McCormick allegedly had her sister purchase drugs off of the internet that would induce a miscarriage, then took them in an attempt to self-abort because she could not afford to raise another baby, or afford the amount it would take to visit a doctor and get a professional abortion. She was later turned in to the police by the sister of one of her friends, who claimed “…I felt that if somebody didn’t speak up for this baby, who would? It doesn’t have a voice anymore.”
McCormick said she believe that the fetus, which she wrapped and hid in a box at home, was approximately 14 weeks old, however, medical examiners believed it to be between five or six months gestation. It is currently illegal in the state of Idaho to perform an abortion on a fetus after 20 weeks.
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