We interrupt your usual horrible concentration camp content (because that's a thing now) to bring you this absolute bullshit:
A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach during a fight. The shooting caused her pregnancy to end. She has been indicted for manslaughter. This is how people-- especially women of color-- are already being punished & having their pregnancies criminalized. https://t.co/lVll81dOtC— NAF (@NatAbortionFed) June 26, 2019
I had to read this like three times before I understood that it's the woman who was shot and lost her baby, not the shooter, who has been indicted. For some reason, the shooter was not indicted by a grand jury. Then, for some other, incomprehensible reason, prosecutors decided to go after the victim. Why? Because they say she started it.
“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.”
Hi, yeah, uh, what the fuck??? I don't care who started it. You don't shoot pregnant women in the stomach and you don't arrest shooting victims because their baby died. Why do I feel like a parent speaking to my children right now?
Marshae Jones is absolutely a victim here. She was the victim of a shooting and now she is the victim of misogynoir from police and prosecutors trying to ruin her life after she endured the trauma of being shot in the stomach followed by losing her baby.
Also, if you're going to use the self-defense argument, how come it works when the person shot is a black woman but if a black woman fires her gun into the air to scare off an abusive man and protect her born children, it doesn't count as self-defense? How come a black man can't legally carry a gun without getting murdered by police?
Seriously, cops and prosecutors seem like they're just desperate to fill prisons with black people. They'll take any excuse they can find. They can't even leave a woman alone with her grief.
Fuck pro-lifers, fuck racist cops and prosecutors, and fuck misogynoir.