Losing a pregnancy should not be a crime!
Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested, and the shooter goes free.
The woman's name is Marshae Jones, 28 and she is being charged with manslaugther for being 5 months pregnant and getting shot while engaging in an altercation with a person who had a gun.
What's sad it that I don't think this will be the last we hear of a story like this, which why it's so important for us to continue to STAND UP & SPEAK OUT for women's reproductive rights.
Don't be on the sideline of this fight!
A member of the National Network of Abortion Funds released a statement Wednesday night, stating "The state of Alabama has proven yet again that the moment a person becomes pregnant their sole responsibility is to produce a live, healthy baby and that it considers any action a pregnant person takes that might impede in that live birth to be a criminal act," Excecutive Director Amanda Reyes said in the statement." Today, Marshae Jones is being charged with manslaugther for being pregnant and getting shot while engaging in an altercation with a person who had a gun. Tomorrow, it will be another black woman, maybe for having a drink while pregnant. And after that, another, for not obtaining adequate prenatal care," Reyes Said.
Yellowhammer Fund is committing themselves to making sure that Marshae is released from jail on bond ( UPDATE: She has been released from jail ), assisting with her legal representation, and working to ensure that she get justice!
I will keep updating this with additional ways to support Marshae Jones fight for justice!