If a story involves a fetus in Alabama, you know it’s not going to end well.
Marshae Jones was in an altercation in 2018 that resulted in another woman shooting her in the stomach. Jones was five months pregnant at the time and the fetus didn’t make it.
The shooter has been freed.
But Jones may soon go to jail… because prosecutors say it’s her fault the fetus is dead.
In an argument akin to She deserved it because she was wearing a short skirt, they argue that Jones instigated the argument that led to her getting shot and she should’ve known better.
“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,” Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid said at the time of the shooting. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”
“Let’s not lose sight that the unborn baby is the victim here,’’ Reid said. “She had no choice in being brought unnecessarily into a fight where she was relying on her mother for protection.”
The 5-month fetus was “dependent on its mother to try to keep it from harm, and she shouldn’t seek out unnecessary physical altercations,” Reid added.
An Alabama cop is literally blaming a victim for getting shot… and punishing her for the unwitting death of her unborn child. That’s legal because, in the state, manslaughter charges can apply to people who “negligently” lead to another person’s death “after ignoring a known risk.” It’s relevant that a fetus is considered a person.
The critics were right. Government officials in Alabama care more about unborn girls than actual women.
Jones is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond.
(Thanks to everyone for the link. This post has been updated since it first went up)