PBS NewsHour

Alabama DA won't prosecute woman for endangering fetus

Clip: 07/03/2019 | 6m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

More than 35 U.S. states have laws classifying a fetus as a victim in a homicide or an assault. Those laws can result in criminal charges against pregnant women, as highlighted by a recent Alabama case involving a woman whose fetus died after she was shot. Lisa Desjardins talks to Mary Scott Hodgin of WBHM public radio about what happened and why the district attorney decided not to prosecute.

Aired: 07/03/19

Rating: NR

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