Woman who tried to self-abort baby at 24 weeks released after one year in jail

Pleads guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage By Dave Andrusko Anna Yocca, the Tennessee woman who used a coat hanger in 2015 to try to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn child, was released Monday after pleading guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage in exchange for her release from jail. Yocca, who had been in …

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Anna Yocca pleads not guilty to three felony charges in attempted self-induced abortion

By Dave Andrusko Anna Yocca, who used a coathanger in 2015 to try to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn child, plead not guilty Monday to three felony charges: aggravated assault, an attempt to procure a miscarriage and an attempted criminal abortion. The Daily News Journal reported that Yocca will next be in court December 9. The …

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Attempted self-aborter asks that all charges be dropped

By Dave Andrusko Murfreesboro, Tenn — 32-year-old Anna Yocca appeared in court yesterday where her attorney, Gerald Melton, said all charges should be dropped against the woman who tried to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn baby using a coathanger last September. Yocca filled a bathtub with a few inches of water, then used a coat hanger …

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Woman who tried to self-abort baby at 24 weeks wants all charges dropped

By Dave Andrusko It was only a matter of time. Once attempted first-degree murder charges against Anna Yocca, who tried to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn baby using a coathanger last September, were reduced to aggravated assault, it was predictable that her lawyers would eventually file to dismiss all charges. And that, according to News Channel …

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Woman who tried to self-abort baby at 24 weeks to face lesser charges

By Dave Andrusko Multiple newspapers are reporting that authorities in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, have decided to drop attempted first-degree murder charges against Anna Yocca, who tried to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn baby using a coathanger last September. Only one story included so much as a line on the condition of the baby (he’s “currently in the …

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Further reflections on the baby who survived Anna Yocca’s attempted coat-hanger abortion

By Dave Andrusko If you utilize as I do the Google search engine, you’ll see a story or three a day about Anna Yocca, each more sympathetic than the previous one to a woman who is charged with attempted murder after using a coathanger to try to self-abort her 24-week-old unborn baby. We reported on …

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Tennessee baby survives mother’s failed abortion by coat hanger, woman charged with first-degree attempted murder

By Dave Andrusko 31-year-old Anna Yocca has been charged with first-degree attempted murder for trying to self-abort using a coat-hanger that left her 24-week-old baby grievously injured for life. The baby boy weighed only 1.5 pounds at birth, which took place in September. According to Murfreesboro Post’s Sam Stockard Even though the baby survived the …

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