Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No Pardon - Young Woman To Serve 30 Years For Miscarriage

 Daily Kos; young El Salvador woman is serving 30 years for a miscarriage. Many other women are also serving time for miscarriages. And if you think it can't happen here, it does:

No Pardon - Young Woman To Serve 30 Years For Miscarriage: Currently, at least 38 states have fetal homicide laws. The states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. At least 23 states have fetal homicide laws that apply to the earliest stages of pregnancy ("any state of gestation," "conception," "fertilization" or "post-fertilization"). Read more at NCSL.

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