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By Sarah Mervosh June 27, Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach. Her fetus did not survive the shooting, which the authorities say happened during a dispute with another woman.
But on Wednesday, it was Ms. Jones who was charged in the death. In May, the governor signed a bill banning abortion at every stage of pregnancy and criminalizing the procedure for doctors, in what became the most stringent measure to prohibit abortion in the country.
It is unclear if it will go into effect, but it sets up a direct challenge to Roe v. Alabama is among 38 states that have fetal homicide laws recognizing the fetus as a victim in cases of violence against a pregnant woman, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
An Alabama Supreme Court justice challenged that exception in a recent opinion.
Jones, who is black, abortion rights groups came to her defense, citing the case as an example of the harsh treatment of people of color and the criminalization of pregnancy.
In other cases, women have been charged for drug use during pregnancy or a car accident that resulted in the death of a fetus.
The police report and other records were not immediately available, and the details of the shooting were unclear.
Jones was shot in the parking lot of a Dollar General in December, in what the authorities said was a dispute with another woman over the father of the child.
The authorities rushed her to a hospital, where she underwent surgery, according to the report. The police initially charged the second woman, Ebony Jemison, with manslaughter in the death of the fetus. That charge was dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her, according to AL.
At the time, the police said Ms. Reid said then.
The Yellowhammer Fund, which provides funding for abortion access in Alabama, said it was working to get Ms. Jones out of jail and provide her with a lawyer. Follow Sarah Mervosh on Twitter: smervosh.