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Tennessee Woman Nearly Dies Trying Coat Hanger Abortion and Then Gets Jailed for Attempted Murder

Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, abortion, Tennessee, injustice )

- 1308 days ago -
A detective determined that 31-year-old Anna Yocca attempted to "self-abort" her pregnancy in September.


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Animae C (508)
Monday December 14, 2015, 8:20 pm
Sounds like Sharia law!
Good grief what's happening in the USA?!?!?
The poor woman!!!!

Rose Becke (141)
Monday December 14, 2015, 8:45 pm

MmAway M (519)
Monday December 14, 2015, 10:42 pm
Dang that sounds like the 30's & 40's like Rose said WT?????

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 5:56 am
omg it's a horror story beginning with the fact the "choice" had no standing (after 6 mo) in this state. The young woman could have used a friend or two before the time slipped by. The now child who was a fetus will have lifelong issues and wonder who will pay the millions to keep this child alive and breathing? Child should not have suffered before , during or after. First trimester abortion would have been the step...

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 5:57 am
ps, if not before, the woman needs psychological help now.

pam w (139)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 8:03 am
NOTHING like the COMPASSION of conservatives.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 1:23 pm
Why not go after all the women who had successful abortions via coat hangers back since coat hangers were made? There are probably a surprising number of women who are/were "murderers". Including mothers and sisters of the so called anti abortion people. Truth be told....probably many grandmothers, great grandmothers....etc to stone age who took herbs, purposely "fell" throughout the ages with a resulting miscarriage.
Don't think for a moment women since time began tried abortions after rapes from conquering tribes.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 1:44 pm
Tennessee my birth state can't you be a little more tolerant?

Leanne B (46)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 1:53 pm
She need's help. Jail is not the way.

Anne F (17)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 2:57 pm
so sad

tonia Deur (12)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 3:43 pm
I saw this first hand nearly 40 years ago. If we don't stand for women, who will?

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 4:25 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
Sad that this happened. And, infuriating that this type of thing will be happening more due to shutting down of so many Planned Parenthoods.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 4:38 pm
Heartbreaking. God help all women!

Anne K (139)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 5:41 pm
Thanks for posting this, Freya.

Connie O (45)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 9:16 pm
I'm sure those in charge would have been much happier if she had killer herself along with the fetus. This is what the GOP is pushing for, this is what happens when we don't have facilities like Planned Parenthood, and this is what is going to continue to happen so long as we have rabid Right politicians acting like they know more than doctors and their patients. What a mess.

. (0)
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 9:40 pm
She deserves it, what a dumbs---.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 12:18 am

Heike Reagan (7)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 4:19 am
Yes here in TN we have a law criminalizing pregnant women who endanger the fetus. And commercials telling us to turn in anyone we suspect. So sad.

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 5:39 am
I see Tennesse is still in the dark ages. Damn glad I don't have to live there

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 6:03 am
STAND WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD and stand up to idiots who pompously announce that ''she deserved it."


Janet B (0)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 12:27 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday December 16, 2015, 9:15 pm
Sorry she had to even go that direction. When will they ever learn?? Thanks Freya

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 17, 2015, 12:29 pm

Dotti L (85)
Thursday December 17, 2015, 5:34 pm
So Donn M. what is your problem?

pam w (139)
Friday December 18, 2015, 7:17 am
(Hates women?)

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday December 19, 2015, 7:27 pm
Some laws in some US states are insane.

. (0)
Friday December 25, 2015, 12:19 am
Not only did she deserve it, hopefully she will never be able to breed again, the world has enough dimwits in it let alone murderous ones.

Melania P (123)
Friday March 18, 2016, 2:05 pm
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