Alabama DA Drops Charges Against Woman Indicted After She Was Shot and Miscarried Fetus

HeadlineJul 08, 2019

And in Alabama, prosecutors dropped charges against Marshae Jones, a black woman who was charged with manslaughter after she was shot in the stomach, causing her pregnancy to end. Jones’s case sparked widespread outrage. Nia Martin-Robinson of Planned Parenthood said, following the decision, “We must ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Prosecuting someone for being the victim of a violent crime is not only alarming—it signals an intent to target and criminalize Black pregnant women.”

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