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Ohio Jury Declines to Charge Brittany Watts with Felony for Having a Miscarriage

HeadlineJan 12, 2024

In Ohio, a grand jury has refused to indict a woman who was charged with felony abuse of a corpse after having a miscarriage at her home. Thirty-four-year-old Brittany Watts was then treated in the hospital, where a nurse called the police after Watts said she had to dispose of the contents of her miscarriage. She was criminally charged two weeks later. She had been refused abortion care prior to her miscarriage. Brittany Watts spoke to supporters at a rally Thursday.

Brittany Watts: “I want to thank my community, Warren — Warren, Ohio. I was born here. I was raised here. I graduated high school here. And I’m going to continue to stay here, because I have to continue to fight.”

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