New York Woman Being Charged With “Self-Abortion”

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New York Woman Being Charged With “Self-Abortion”

Robin Marty

A New York woman is believed to have induced her own abortion and put the fetus in a dumpster.

In what may be another case “do it yourself” abortion, a New York woman is being charged with “self-abortion” after a fetus was found in a dumpster.

Via New York Daily News:

Yaribely Almonte, 20, wrapped the fetus in plastic and dumped the girl in a bin outside her building on W. 191st. St., near Wadsworth Ave.

A man sorting recyclables discovered the child’s lifeless body Tuesday, and Almonte was charged Wednesday night.

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The police have already named it a crime, saying that under state law a woman can be charged with “self-abortion” if the fetus is more than 24 weeks.  The medical examiner has yet to release a cause of death, but police are pressing charges as Amonte mentioned drinking an herbal tea before the miscarriage.

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