Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony For Trying to Abort at Home

Jan 11, 2017 at 11:06 am |

This case is getting a lot of attention.

January is a month that has a lot of eyes on women’s rights, from the Women’s March in D.C. to the upcoming inauguration of President Elect Trump. There has been a lot of focus on the topic of abortion, from women concerned about the laws changing under Trump’s presidency to women speaking out about their own abortions.

One of the stories that got a lot of attention was the woman who attempted to do her own abortion with a coat hanger, a throwback to the past that abortion advocates say should never be repeated.

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Credit: Rutherford County Sherriff’s Office

A case that’s getting a lot of attention for highlighting the need for safe access and women’s rights.

Why this woman gave herself an abortion -- and what happened next.