Stillbirth a capital crime? Mississippi Supreme Court must decide

May 23, 2013

Health, Legal Affairs, Politics

The cause of any given miscarriage or stillbirth is difficult to determine, and many experts believe there is no conclusive evidence that exposure to drugs in utero can cause a miscarriage or stillbirth. A Lamar County woman whose blood tests showed traces of illegal drug use after she birthed a stillborn child would go to trial on a manslaughter charge if the state Supreme Court gives a green light.

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