The Supreme Court’s ruling addressed the case of Chelsea Becker, a resident of Kings County, California. Becker was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she gave birth to a stillborn baby that had methamphetamine in its system.
Becker admitted to using the drug but nevertheless pleaded not guilty.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra intervened in the case to try to get the charge dismissed. However, Kings County, which is located in California’s Central Valley, gave 54.9% of its votes to Donald Trump. Perhaps that’s why the county prosecutor charged Becker with murder in the first place.
If Becerra’s name seems familiar, that’s because Joe Biden, when putting together his hypothetical cabinet, nominated Becerra to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, despite his lack of any meaningful experience in that area. He’s a leftist and “diverse” (Becerra is Hispanic), so he fits the Biden checklist.
Becerra is devoted to “reproductive rights”:
Becerra, nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a supporter of reproductive rights and in a letter to justices said fear of prosecution might prevent pregnant women from seeking addiction services. The case could also prompt extra scrutiny by law enforcement on miscarriages and stillbirths, he said.
Supreme Court, however, has held firm. At eight-and-a-half months,
there’s no doubt that the fetus was viable and, as Philip Esbenshade,
the executive assistant to Keith Fagundes, the Kings County DA said, the
law allows a murder charge for “the reckless or indifferent unlawful
conduct of a mother that results in the unlawful death of her fetus.”...........To Read More....