Miscarriage Not a Crime After All
Last week, a fetus was found at a West Virginia sewage pump station, and local police completely lost it, getting an autopsy, soliciting tips from the public and calling hospitals in the investigation of a possible “crime,” which just about everybody reading the story agreed was probably some poor woman having had a miscarriage at home. In an update to this story, the medical examiner has concluded that the tiny fetus did indeed die of “natural causes,” the event has been *officially* deemed a miscarriage, and “After discussing the medical examiner’s findings with the prosecutor’s office, officials decided no crime had been committed.”
Well good. I’m so relieved that if I ever suffer a personal tragic event in the privacy of my own home, I’ll only be *suspected* of committing a crime, but I won’t actually be a criminal. Really, sooo relieved. Oh, and West Virginia police officers? I have a book I’m willing to let you borrow.