A Tennessee woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police said the woman attempted to self-abort her baby in a bathtub with a coat hanger.
Thirty one year old, Anna Yocca, was arrested on Wednesday after she filled a bathtub full of water, attempted to abort the fetus and began bleeding. Worried about her safety, Yocca was taken to the hospital where doctors said that they delivered a twenty four week old baby weighing 1.5 pounds.
Doctors told authorities that the baby would require medical support for the rest of its life due to the serious injuries sustained during the attempted abortion.
Yocca is being held on a two hundred thousand dollar bond and is due back in court on December 21.