Brittney Poolaw is a woman from Oklahoma that was sentenced to four years in prison after suffering a miscarriage when she was 17 weeks pregnant.
She was found guilty on first-degree wrongdoings for the miscarriage she experienced last year after she admitted to the medical staff that she consumed illegal substances.
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According to the toxicology report, the fetus tested positive, but the OBGYN who testified for the state said that the substances haven’t directly caused the loss of the fetus.
Non-profit organization National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) stated that the Oklahoma’s laws do not apply to miscarriages, which are pregnancy losses that occur before 20 weeks – a point in pregnancy before the fetus is viable.