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Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release11 Jan 12:46pm

Tennessee woman jailed for attempting abortion accepts plea deal for release

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Anna Yocca freed after initially facing a possible life sentence, but advocates fear her case is a validation of arresting pregnant women who attempt abortion A Tennessee woman arrested in late 2015 for using an unravelled coat hanger to attempt her own abortion was released from jail on Monday in exchange for a guilty plea to one felony count of procuring a miscarriage. Anna Yocca, 32, initially faced a possible life sentence for her September 2015 self-abortion attempt. Under her plea, she was given credit for the 13 months she spent in jail and released immediately.
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