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Tenn. woman charged with attempted murder for failed coat hanger abortion


Nurses and doctors who treated Yocca told the TV station that she spoke about wanting to end the pregnancy while in the hospital.

Antiabortion activists say that Tennessee’s laws protect unborn children and their mothers. But critics argue that such laws make it harder for women to access legal abortions and more likely to turn to unsafe, illegal alternatives.

Tennessee has relatively tight restrictions on abortions, including a ban on all such procedures after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Women must make two trips to a clinic, 48 hours apart, before they can undergo the procedure. As of 2010, 59 percent of Tennessee women lived in a county without an abortion provider, according to the National Women’s Law Center.

Source: Tenn. woman charged with attempted murder for failed coat hanger abortion – The Washington Post

What happens when you take away women’s choices and leave them with few options for unwanted pregnancy?

What happens when state laws make it nearly impossible for a woman to exercise her federal right to choose?

What happens when women have unwanted pregnancies, give birth and are unable to provide for the children? Do we only care about the child when it is in the womb?

1 Comment

  1. Henry Jenkins

    May 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Why on earth should anyone have any sympathy for someone who almost died in an effort to kill another human being for utterly selfish reasons? So I’m supposed to somehow muster some kind of sympathy for this piece of shit?

    To put it another way: if a woman has a newborn baby, decides “I don’t want to be a mommy after all” and tries to throw it off a bridge to kill it, but in the process, right after hurling the baby to its death, she slips on some ice and herself falls off the bridge to her death, am I supposed to cry my eyes out and have some kind of sympathy for her too?

    If someone dies while committing murder of an innocent human being, I don’t call that worthy of sympathy, I call that poetic justice and someone getting precisely what they deserve.

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