Stanstead 15 – Pleading The Belly No Longer Works As A Sentencing Dodge

This is an interesting application of modern feminism to the criminal justice system – the Stanstead 15 case is seeing an attempt to revive the pleading of the belly defence. Not against conviction, but against sentencing. Mothers, you see, are so special that to have them treated just like anyone else would be a grievous miscarriage. Which isn’t really quite what all those women have fought for over the years, is it?

But that is what is being tried on here:

Stansted 15 activist: ‘Jail separation from my baby would be horrific’

Well, yes, it might quite likely be such.…

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