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STEIN: Alabama case shows how bad it can get

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July 8, 2019
STEIN: Alabama case shows how bad it can get
"A pregnant woman is shot in the stomach and miscarries. Can the baby’s mother be charged with the fetus’s death? This sounds like a law exam question I might have posed to my students to encourage critical thinking about law, politics, ethics and morality," says columnist Bobbie Stein. "But when I read the story of Marshae Jones, a young woman of color in Alabama, being charged with manslaughter after losing her pregnancy when another woman shot her in the stomach, all my critical thinking went out the window and was replaced with outrage."