Charges Dropped Against New York Woman Accused of “Self-Abortion”

The New York woman who was accused of “self-abortion” after a 24 week old fetus was found in an apartment dumpster has had all charges against her dropped due to lack of evidence.

Yaribely Almonte, a 20 year old mother of one, was being charged after she admitted drinking an herbal tea before having a miscarriage.  But it remained unclear as to whether the tea was meant to cause the miscarriage or if the two events were unrelated, eventually forcing prosecutors to eventually stop pursuing criminal charges.

Most charges of “self-abortion” are usually dismissed for lack of evidence, as it is usually unclear what caused the miscarriage or stillbirth, or whether the fetus had already died before any action may have taken place.

There have been four prior “self-abortion” cases since 1980 in the state of New York.  Three were totally dismissed, and one was dismissed as long as the woman did not repeat the offense.

The most notable recent case of “self-abortion” is that of Idaho woman Jennie McCormack.  Her charges were also dismissed, but she afterwards has sued the state, challenging the law on inducing an abortion.  The challenge is expected to eventually make it to the Supreme Court.

 

Photo by Olek Remesz via Wikimedia Commons

122 comments

Zayda Koekemoer
Zayda Koekemoer5 years ago

If you don't want to have unwanted kids, USE THE PILL or any other form of protection.

Then you "dump" the miscarried baby in a dumpster, like trash. That baby deserved more respect.

Sad world we live in.

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John Kramer
John Kramer5 years ago

Women should be allowed to perform self induce abortions. Women should also be allowed to sell themselves.

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Paulina Maria
Paulina Maria5 years ago

My opinion is every woman should have the possibility to choose and decide whether or not the child wants, I know that just falls on me the whole wave of criticism, but if children are not loved or with mothers who did not remove them and now they beat at all hate their dzieci.Next solution messages may be reported by the child and putting him to the window so we have a life in Poland, or somewhere to give up for adoption let others enjoy with your child if she did not chce.Podziemię abortion is and how much will any of it will speak for and against people because I think it should be also facilitated access to contraception, the doctor you want to print the recipe with us in Poland is so often that if you depend on a rapid period of a reception and discharge prescriptions sad but you have to pay should be freely available prawdziwe.Abortion because whatever you said yes or no Either way it is done

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Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

So sad all the way around.

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MsMay B.
May Payton5 years ago

Thank god for dumpster people.

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Andrew Carvin
Andrew Carvin5 years ago

I made a video about why abortion should be easily available, and free for any woman that wants one. Here’s the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khKD77k6pNE&list

Watch it, share it, and join the fight against the evil anti-abortionists.

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MsMay B.
May Payton5 years ago

and where is the justice for this baby angel dumped like a piece of trash. but this mother will be judged in the end, I feel sorry for her child haveing a monster for a mother. all she had to do is call 911 and have baby buried in a respectful way. sounds to fishie. and you people putting comments on these aborted babys, how they will grow up to be bad people, do you know this, you don't hypocrites, shame on you, they are rich women haveing abortions, so don't judge the poor women just cause there poor. you hypocrites make me sick.

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Frances C.
Frances C5 years ago

I don't believe throwing your miscarried baby in a dumpster is a point for womankind, or a point of any kind. This girl is obviously not thinking normally, and certainly not capable of caring for a child.

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Shannon G.
Shannon G5 years ago

I meant to say how is throwing your miscarried baby in the dumpster a point for women kind?

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Shannon G.
Shannon G5 years ago

How is throwing your miscarried baby a point for women kind? Just curious....

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