Prosecutor Sticks to Legal Duty, Refuses to Drop Abortion Miscarriage Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A prosecutor in Trumbull County says that he is obligated to bring a criminal charge against a woman who miscarried in her home, despite increasing pressure and national attention on the case. County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins stated on Tuesday that he must present the felony abuse-of-corpse charge against 33-year-old Brittany Watts to a grand jury. He emphasized that county prosecutors are duty-bound to follow Ohio law. Watkins explained that it is the grand jury’s role to determine whether Watts should be indicted, and that about 20% of cases brought before county grand … Read more