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Support Brittney Poolaw

Oklahoma Woman Convicted of Manslaughter for a Miscarriage at 17 Weeks

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Support Brittney Poolaw's Fight for Justice

On Tuesday, October 5, Brittney Poolaw, a 20-year-old Oklahoma woman, was convicted of manslaughter in the first degree for experiencing a miscarriage at 17 weeks and sentenced to 4 years in state prison.Contrary to all medical science, the prosecutor blamed the miscarriage on Ms. Poolaw’s alleged use of controlled substances. On October 5, after just a one-day trial, Ms. Poolaw was convicted and sentenced to a four year prison term. Ms. Poolaw’s case is a tragedy. She has suffered the trauma of pregnancy loss, has been jailed for a year and half during a pandemic, and was charged and convicted of a crime without basis in law or science. We are supporting Ms. Poolaw as she explores her legal options, and we are working to ensure that this type of injustice does not happen again.

Your donation will be sent directly to Ms. Poolaw to provide her with some financial support for her personal use. This money will not be used to pay for legal representation; she is receiving free legal support through NAPW and local counsel.