CBS Upset Mother Charged With Death of Unborn Child After Allegedly Starting Fight

NewsBusters | 6/27/2019 | Staff
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An Alabama mother was indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter charges Wednesday after allegedly starting a fight that led to her getting shot and having a miscarriage. “In Alabama, a ‘person’ includes unborn children in any stage of development,” reported The Washington Post. But on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, the network parroted “abortion rights activists” who called it “a new attack on women.”

As he introduced the story, fill-in anchor Maurice Dubois seemed annoyed that “a woman from Alabama suffered a miscarriage after being shot, and now she's being charged with manslaughter for the death of her unborn child.” “The case has outraged abortion rights advocates nationwide,” he added.

Correspondent - Mireya - Villarreal - Jury - Mother

Correspondent Mireya Villarreal admitted that the grand jury found that the mother, Marshae Jones, “‘intentionally caused the death of’ her unborn baby by ‘initiating a fight, knowing she was five months pregnant.” Concluding, it was “caused in a sudden heat of passion.’”

But she then touted the support Jones had received from abortion rights activists. “This case has quickly become a lightning rod for pro-abortion-rights advocates. One abortion advocacy group said they would help raise Jones' $50,000 bail, posting, ‘Lose a pregnancy is not a crime,’” she reported.

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“Alabama recently passed one of the most-restrictive abortion laws in the country. Some say Jones' case as a new attack on women,” Villarreal decried. “Pro-abortion rights activists are calling this a slippery slope and they question: if a pregnant woman is seen having a drink or not properly practicing prenatal care, could she or would she be arrested?”

So, was Villarreal fine with a pregnant woman possibly subjecting her unborn child to fetal alcohol syndrome?

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And as if they were sharing an unbiased account of the fight, CBS relied on Jones’ family for the defense. “They tell us she did not start the fight in this Alabama parking...
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