ohio woman charged for miscarriage

Defense attorney explains charges in Ohio miscarriage case. The Washington Post reported on a woman in Ohio who is being criminally charged for how she handled the remains of a miscarriage in her home. Defense and trial attorney Misty Marris weighs in.

A Black woman in Ohio has been charged with a felony for abuse of a corpse after she miscarried into her toilet, according to a criminal complaint, and reproductive rights experts are warning that it could set a dangerous precedent if she is convicted.

The attorney for Brittany Watts and a campaign organized on her behalf called the charges against her unjust, saying they feared the case could open the door to similar prosecutions and lawsuits over miscarriages nationwide.