Friday, June 28, 2019

Was it God's will a Talibama pregnant woman was shot in the stomach by a ricochet during an argument she started, which caused her to miscarry?


Misrez Kravitz
I've been trying to avoid sharing outrage on FB this year, because, well, there's just so much of it these days and my FB friends are all so well aware... But this story is just blowing my mind. Pregnant woman indicted on a manslaughter charge after her fetus died following a gunshot wound to her stomach. Indicted because she STARTED THE FIGHT. In Alabama. I feel sick.
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Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was allegedly shot in the stomach during a December altercation. A grand jury indicted her in the death of the fetus.
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  • Jen Renk This is horrifying.
  • Misrez Kravitz Police quote: “The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” - So a woman who is shot AND loses her baby is not a victim if she's irascible??? WTF?
  • Misrez Kravitz Someone please just wake me up in 2024
    • Sloan Bashinsky Be glad, (1) you are past child-bearing age, and (2) you now live in Mississippi, and (3) your children do not live in Talibama.
    • Sloan Bashinsky However, the Alabama law mentioned in the article, which criminalizes pregnant women who use controlled substances, perhaps should be expanded to cover pregnant women who use booze and tobacco and prescription narcotics?
    • Misrez Kravitz Sloan Bashinsky if so, then men who use any substances (alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs) and then impregnate women should also be prosecuted as those substances compromise sperm - and thus threaten the viability of a fetus as well as the well-being of their progeny
    • Sloan Bashinsky I see literature online that supports sperm can be compromised in that way. So, make it a crime for men and women to have unprotected sex, if thy are using booze, tobacco, legal or illegal narcotics, steroids, fertility drugs, ED drugs? And, make such use legal grounds for an abortion, since it is known the sperm can be compromised, thus the fetus? The ironies aside, pregnant women know today that their use of such chemicals can compromise the fetus in them. That's on them, if they continue using and take the fetus to term, isn't it?
    • Sloan Bashinsky And, don't those same substances compromise eggs in women?
    • Misrez Kravitz yes they do but my points are:
      1) women are the only ones being targeted (men, as usual, getting off scott free)
      2) where does the madness end? Will pregnant women be prosecuted for eating unhealthy food? Arrested in fast food restaurants?
    • Sloan Bashinsky Agreed. The ironies and inequalities are infinite. The defense lawyer is correct. This is should not be between the former pregnant mother and the law. She was the provoker, based on the article. She might be mentally ill, or her mind affected by drugs. She might have made a terrible mother. What a life for her child, had she not miscarried after being shot? I could make the argument it was God's will she was shot for her and the fetus' sake.

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