Nov 19, 2013|
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I Tommy tiger exhibit a BO if you are holed that talk about Jordan -- hang on please let. -- talk about this is well Baton Rouge woman charged with either side after. She snorted cocaine. -- is allegedly seven months pregnant and her child was stillborn corporal Don couple joins us right now with a Baton Rouge police department and corporal first off thanks for taking the time witness. Mark the morning that the questions I had about mrs. if you look at com. Yeah I guess abortion and illegal procedure in this country and a woman and her body and has the right to. Jews etc. how do you get from abortion being legal to a -- -- charge. -- well as a woman being in control of her own body and I guess woods and it. Well and and the chocolate -- and agree either side which. And SP department regarding tend to cause there -- great -- -- So what we're seat and it has told investigators sheet. At willingly snorted a pain but that she was upset that the spot in the relationship. Unfortunately -- as a result. It's not into the baby's. System and called -- and -- Is this about. The age of a fetus or the fact that she used an illegal drug in. Do when I'm trying to say is how do you draw the line between this and I I don't mean to be indelicate about this at all. But a woman in essence doing our own abortion. Well and I -- not -- justifying any of this understand. In terms of legal definitions that's what I guess confused me when I saw the fact that you have been charged. Biden and that may be a question more for what's yours. And then law enforcement. But he had been admitted to a dispute Israel it doesn't matter straight out of the order is that. -- willingly. It is illegal act which caused the -- It's cute and does well which you restore. So if she had gone and again in abortion. It would be no charge because as far as the law would say that's. Her body in her right to do issuance. Well. -- -- That's currently in more regularly let me ask you this way about how did you come up on. Making this charge based on state law or you will with the conditions that need you think. Like and then abortion guy at all I think it's still a baby touches my opinion it's illegal procedure everybody in the side what they want. But I'm just wondered how you got legally today to the point of charging him with -- decide. Well. Again -- being targeted a state law. But certainly -- which actually was charged -- State that again made its commander without any intent to call that -- probably -- which. At the time investigators truly believe that that was earned him at all. Q caused death or all on -- to hurt our baby. But as a result of currently -- he would which may -- violation of the -- So the illegal drug part of it comes in the play because that was an illegal act. -- I will thank you corporal.