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irisblue

(33,178 posts)
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 02:40 PM Nov 2023

More from Ohio....She miscarried at home & has been charged with abuse of a coprse

https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/warren-news/trumbull-county-grand-jury-to-hear-abuse-of-corpse-case/

Title-Woman’s miscarriage leads to ‘abuse of corpse’ case before grand jury
Nadine Grimley

snip-"The case against a Warren woman charged with abuse of a corpse is now headed to a Trumbull County grand jury.

Brittany Watts, 33, was overcome with emotion Thursday afternoon after learning her case is moving forward. Watts is charged with felony abuse of a corpse, accused of trying to plunge a toilet after having a miscarriage delivery at 22 weeks while using the restroom.


snip-"She said she felt the baby come out and there was a big splash,” said Det. Nick Carney, with the Warren Police Department.

Forensic pathologist Dr. George Sterbenz testified an autopsy found no injury to the fetus, and that the unborn fetus had died before passing through the birth canal. He said Watts’ medical records showed she visited the hospital twice before the delivery."

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More from Ohio....She miscarried at home & has been charged with abuse of a coprse (Original Post) irisblue Nov 2023 OP
Living in a republican paradise. Turbineguy Nov 2023 #1
I hope she has all the support. Shame on that judge mahina Nov 2023 #2
What the hell was she supposed to do? What a shock to have this happen... Hekate Nov 2023 #3
She miscarried a non-viable fetus and is being treated like a criminal. Diamond_Dog Nov 2023 #4
These DAs Old Crank Nov 2023 #5
File this under Worst Nightmare! Hope22 Nov 2023 #6
Sending this to a grand jury is unconscionable. Abigail_Adams Nov 2023 #10
I will keep an eye out. Hope22 Nov 2023 #19
Was just about to post this in GD redqueen Nov 2023 #7
Brittany Watts waa done wrong by the hospital & the Drs on duty. Post it wide, post it far. irisblue Nov 2023 #9
Probably because Ohio's laws required this. yardwork Nov 2023 #11
I suspect this is the case. ShazzieB Nov 2023 #13
We've read of this happening in Texas and other states. yardwork Nov 2023 #14
In the 1950s this exact same thing happened to my Mom Farmer-Rick Nov 2023 #8
Not just men IbogaProject Nov 2023 #20
So true. Farmer-Rick Nov 2023 #21
I hope Nicole picks up on this. I'm sure Rachael would but we don't see much of her anymore. padah513 Nov 2023 #12
This is clearly insane Warpy Nov 2023 #15
Very well said. Kath2 Nov 2023 #16
Jesus h christ this is insane rurallib Nov 2023 #17
Once again. Kath2 Nov 2023 #18

Hekate

(92,424 posts)
3. What the hell was she supposed to do? What a shock to have this happen...
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 03:00 PM
Nov 2023

Poor thing was less than a pound, maybe 9” long, and already dead. And the woman had already visited the hospital twice and apparently been sent away.

What the hell was she supposed to do?!

Diamond_Dog

(32,868 posts)
4. She miscarried a non-viable fetus and is being treated like a criminal.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 03:00 PM
Nov 2023

What do wing nuts not get about why woman are angry over their draconian “pro life” shit?

Hope22

(2,157 posts)
6. File this under Worst Nightmare!
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 04:16 PM
Nov 2023

To have this sad thing happen and then deal with the political fallout. Every woman should fear a miscarriage in this state because as we know we are guilty before proven innocent. Go ahead and charge her and let the state pay her for miscarriage of justice! This really needs to stop!

Abigail_Adams

(329 posts)
10. Sending this to a grand jury is unconscionable.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 04:51 PM
Nov 2023

I checked around online for a legal defense fund for Watts but couldn't find one. If there is one, I'll donate to it.

redqueen

(115,113 posts)
7. Was just about to post this in GD
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 04:20 PM
Nov 2023

I hate that they called her a girl. This poor WOMAN didn't have a miscarriage, she had a stillbirth.

The hospital sent her home despite the fact that there was no fetal heartbeat.

She had to go home to face the delivery alone, knowing her baby was already dead.

yardwork

(62,437 posts)
11. Probably because Ohio's laws required this.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:05 PM
Nov 2023

The doctors and hospital may have had no choice. This is all on the Republicans for these horrible laws.

ShazzieB

(17,234 posts)
13. I suspect this is the case.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:13 PM
Nov 2023

It sounds like so many stories we've heard of incomplete miscarriages that doctors are being prevented from treating properly during to stupid draconian laws.

Furthermore, any law that forbids the removal of an already dead fetus from a woman's body is massively stupid and epically asinine!

yardwork

(62,437 posts)
14. We've read of this happening in Texas and other states.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:20 PM
Nov 2023

Many people don't realize that these laws don't just prevent women from choosing to terminate pregnancies. These laws prevent doctors from providing life-giving care to mothers who are having miscarriages.

Republicans who claim this isn't true are lying.

Farmer-Rick

(10,618 posts)
8. In the 1950s this exact same thing happened to my Mom
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 04:33 PM
Nov 2023

She had gone to the doctors twice complaining about pain. They did nothing.

Yet she was never charged with any crime.

This is ridiculous. Did they expect her to put her hand in the bloody water in the toilet to dig around for the small shape that might be the tiny fetus? She would probably have to pull apart strands of bloody placenta to be able to find it inside the afterbirth mass.

These Christian men are F**king crazy. Monitoring toilets of women who miscarry now?

Warpy

(112,185 posts)
15. This is clearly insane
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:27 PM
Nov 2023

She didn't abuse a corpse since it wasn't fully alive.

Once again, I call for all women of Ohio to send their used menstrual products to Judg Ivanchak so that s/he can determine whether or not a crime, miscarriage, has been committed.

The clueless fuck has no clue about how traumatic a late miscarriage is to a woman and how trauma affects her thinking. The only problem here seems to be that some man had to confront the mess in the toilet.

It was, at hat point, medical waste, not a corpse. It was never alive outside her body.

And ferkrissake, premature rupture of the membranes and fetal death should mean getting that dead fetal material out immediately, not forcing women to walk around with a dead fetus decaying inside them until the women go into septic shock if they don't expel it quickly enough.

Kath2

(3,125 posts)
16. Very well said.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 05:39 PM
Nov 2023

This is absolutely insane. Not only that, it is incredibly unfeeling and cruel.

Kath2

(3,125 posts)
18. Once again.
Fri Nov 10, 2023, 06:00 PM
Nov 2023

Seems like there is far more concern for a dead fetus than the woman who had a miscarriage. Absolutely disgusting.

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