first_img.@fundMSabortions & @YellowFund are working to bail #MarshaeJones out of jail.If you can, please donate at the link below & write MARSHAE in the note. https://t.co/b9QjoqXC7f https://t.co/LYWwnMMU32— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) June 27, 2019 A pregnant woman was shot in the stomach during a fight. The shooting caused her pregnancy to end. She has been indicted for manslaughter. This is how people– especially women of color– are already being punished & having their pregnancies criminalized. https://t.co/lVll81dOtC— NAF (@NatAbortionFed) June 26, 2019Both the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund and the Yellowhammer Fund were soliciting and accepting donations as of Thursday afternoon to raise enough funds to bail Jones out of jail while she awaits trial. She was being held on $50,000 bond. Entertainment, News and Lifestyle for Black America. News told by us for us. Black America’s #1 News Source: Our News. Our Voice. Thanks for signing up! Get ready for Exclusive content, Interviews,and Breaking news delivered direct to your inbox. Get ready for Exclusive content, Interviews,and Breaking news delivered direct to your inbox. Alabama abortion law , Marshae Jones “Though Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, authorities say she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire,” AL.com reported. “Police initially charged 23-year-old Ebony Jemison with manslaughter, but the charge against Jemison was dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her.”The National Abortion Federation tweeted that Jones was the victim of Alabama punishing Black women and their pregnancies, a reference to the state’s recent restrictive laws that would give doctors up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion.  The Blackest Reactions To The First Democratic Debate Marshae Jones was shot when she was 5 mos. pregnant, resulting in a miscarriage. Now SHE is being indicted and charged with manslaughter for the death of the fetus. This is the result of the restrictive abortion laws in AL. #ReproductiveJustice https://t.co/5h6KqOv2Oj pic.twitter.com/1dHJZVjPUw Yellowhammer’s executive director blasted the indictment as the latest example of Alabama’s disregard for the rights of both women and Black people.“The state of Alabama has proven yet again that the moment a person becomes pregnant their sole responsibility is to produce a live, healthy baby and that it considers any action a pregnant person takes that might impede in that live birth to be a criminal act,’’ Amanda Reyes said before continuing. “Today, Marshae Jones is being charged with manslaughter for being pregnant and getting shot while engaging in an altercation with a person who had a gun. Tomorrow, it will be another black woman, maybe for having a drink while pregnant. And after that, another, for not obtaining adequate prenatal care. … “We commit ourselves to making sure that Marshae is released from jail on bond, assisting with her legal representation, and working to ensure that she gets justice for the multiple attacks that she has endured.”Local police blamed Jones for the shooting when it happened in December.“The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby,’’ Pleasant Grove Police Lt. Danny Reid said at the time. “It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby.”Alabama’s legislation was also seen as a swipe at Black women.“Black women know that whenever you criminalize abortion, then it’s Black women who are going to be locked up,” Georgia state Rep. Renitta Shannon told Rolling Stone. “Whenever you don’t cover abortions through insurance, it’s young Black women who are going to suffer — we’re the majority of the minimum-wage earners. All this stuff is connected.” Democratic Presidential Candidates Participate In First Debate Of 2020 Election Over Two Nights At least two pro-abortion rights groups were working to raise funds to bail out a woman who was indicted this week for the death of her unborn child who was killed during a shooting last year in Alabama. Marshae Jones, who was five months’ pregnant when she was shot by another woman, was arrested after a grand jury returned a manslaughter indictment against her on Wednesday. The states trying to ban abortion are the states that have the highest proportions of black women living there. That’s not a coincidence, it’s exactly who these white legislators want to take reproductive rights away from.— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) May 15, 2019SEE ALSO:Why Is The Mystery Dominican Illness Killing So Many Black People?Black Cannabis Entrepreneurs In Illinois Worry New Weed Law Will Leave Them Behind, Too SUBSCRIBE Alabama also happens to have highest the proportion of Black women out of any U.S. state, according to data scientist and policy analyst Samuel Sinyangwe. — RWV4HealthCare (@RWV4HealthCare) June 27, 2019last_img