Anna Yocca

1.23.17

Wombs as Crime Scenes: What Happens When Pregnant Women Lose Their Civil Rights

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...

11.28.16

Woman Faces Three Felony Charges for Attempted Coat Hanger Abortion

In 2015, Anna Yocca tried to self-induce an abortion with a coat hanger. After spending nearly a year in jail, she's scheduled to be arraigned today—and activists say her case illuminates the dangerous reality for women living in states with harsh...

1.24.16

The New Reality: Women Charged For Murder After Self-Inducing Abortions

The laws once used to protect pregnant women are now being used to prosecute them.