Cases of two Women Charged with Murder after having Stillbirths are a Hot Topic in a Conservative piece of California
Now, California is being transformed into a reproductive rights haven ahead of the anticipated removal of Roe v. Wade...
With the Roe v. Wade debacle dying down, it shouldn’t be forgotten. It should also be looked at through a different scope. Specifically, we should look at some of the ramifications of banning abortions and just how it would shape our legal system.
A 29-year-old woman became the first person in decades to be jailed for the death of her stillborn infant in 2018, in California. Once again, in 2019, it happened again as another woman struggled with addiction and delivered a stillborn. The baby tested positive for meth at Adventist Health hospital. She was also flagged, investigated, and charged with murder.
Of course, the cases caused a national backlash. They eventually successfully fought to overturn the convictions. Now, California is being transformed into a reproductive rights haven ahead of the anticipated removal of Roe v. Wade.
“Those two cases, they’re a symptom of the disease. And the disease that has infected our criminal justice system here in Kings County is preferential treatment.”
Sarah Hacker, a Hanford lawyer challenging Fagundes, said.
For Fagundes, he claims that it isn’t even a case about abortion. He said it is a case of two drug cases that spiraled into a reproductive rights lightning rod. “You know,” he said, “somebody’s gotta be a voice for that fetus.”
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