Etowah Co. sheriff to hold news conference Monday on 'disturbing tragedy occurring weekly'

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin. (

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, District Attorney Jimmie Harp and the Etowah County Department of Human Resources plan to hold a{}news conference Monday.

"A disturbing tragedy is occurring weekly in Etowah County as pregnant women are choosing to chemically endanger their unborn child," said Sheriff Entrekin in a news release. "We will stand together as concerned law enforcement and social service professionals to fight this troubling issue."

The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m.