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Pregnancy Related Prosecutions

In this episode we discuss pregnancy related prosecutions. We focus on Marshae Jones, a Black woman who was charged with manslaughter after her unborn baby was killed when she was…
December 2, 2022

Pregnancy Related Prosecutions

In this episode we discuss pregnancy related prosecutions. We focus on Marshae Jones, a Black woman who was charged with manslaughter after her unborn baby was killed when she was shot in the abdomen during an altercation. 

 

And we highlight author Dorothy Roberts and her book Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, which examines the reproductive rights of Black women in the U.S.

 

Visit Dorothy Roberts’ website, https://www.dorothyeroberts.com/, to learn more about her work, and check out her latest book called Torn Apart. And follow her on Instagram @dorothyeroberts and Twitter @DorothyERoberts. 

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected].

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.

 

Resources

Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free by Carol Robinson

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/06/woman-indicted-in-shooting-death-of-her-unborn-child-charges-against-shooter-dismissed.html

 

A bullet, a miscarriage and an unthinkable question: Who’s the victim, and who is to blame?

by Gheni Platenburg and Michael Brice-Saddler

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/29/bullet-miscarriage-an-unthinkable-question-whos-victim-who-is-blame/

 

Criminalization of pregnancy has already been happening to the poor and women of color by Sandhya Dirks 

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114181472/criminalization-of-pregnancy-has-already-been-happening-to-the-poor-and-women-of

 

How an Oklahoma women’s miscarriage put a spotlight on racial disparities in prosecutions by Priscilla Thompson and Alexandra Turcios Cruz

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-prosecuted-miscarriage-highlights-racial-disparity-similar-cases-rcna4583

 

Audio Clip 

Dorothy E. Roberts & Glory Edim | Killing the Black Body 20th Anniversary by Strand Book Store

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ_weQipV4Y&t=570s

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