While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.
Traditionally, feticide charges aren’t filed against the person who had been pregnant, though Indiana set a precedent for arresting such a person for feticide in the Bei Bei Shuai case.
A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion. At least, not yet.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.
The response to a Newsweek profile on Jennie McCormack by anti-choicers has been a bit of a head-scratcher.