Katherine N. Dellis, 24, was charged Friday with unlawful concealment of human remains, a Class 6 felony.
The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.
While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.
Pro-choice advocates see Anna Yocca’s situation as the end result of a rash of highly restrictive laws that have choked reproductive rights throughout Tennessee.
Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.
Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador’s total abortion ban on the country’s women.
Women who give birth to babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome are being criminalized—and their babies are suffering as a result.
In El Salvador, where abortion is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, and maternal danger, on-the-ground feminist organizations have been targeted by mainstream news media outlets publishing articles based on the Center for Medical Progress’ deceptive undercover videos.
With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican’s opposition to abortion and women’s equality.
The story of an incarcerated woman in Alabama trying to get an abortion is a glimpse into the logical outcome of fetus-first legislation.