This month, Anna Yocca was released from jail, following over a year of incarceration. Though her case may seem extreme, it's really the most recent high-profile example of a troubling new trend: women being arrested and prosecuted—and often accused of...
Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Prosecutors made the decision after closely reviewing Georgia law, which states a woman cannot be charged with feticide relating to her own pregnancy.
A woman in Georgia has been charged with malice murder after terminating her own pregnancy at five months with an abortion pill she bought online, reports say.
Advocates say the case of Purvi Patel sets a dangerous precedent for American women who seek support and medical care for unwanted pregnancies and miscarriages.