Monday, 24 March 2014
Horrifying Precedent Of Prosecuting Mothers Of Stillborn Babies
"Rennie Gibbs's daughter, Samiya, was a month premature when she simultaneously entered the world and left it, never taking a breath. To experts who later examined the medical record, the stillborn infant's most likely cause of death was also the most obvious: the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
But within days of Samiya's delivery in November 2006, Steven Hayne, Mississippi's de facto medical examiner at the time, came to a different conclusion. Autopsy tests had turned up traces of a cocaine byproduct in Samiya's blood, and Hayne declared her death a homicide, caused by "cocaine toxicity.""* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.
*Read more here from Nina Martin / Salon:
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 23:17