Police charged a California woman with murder after she gave birth to a child. Now the state’s Attorney General is condemning it

Chelsea Cheyenne Baker, 26, gave birth to an unborn baby on September 10, 2019, who believed that medical professionals would have come to know about drugs when pregnant. Police said methamphetamine was found in the child’s system after an autopsy at the Kings County Coroner’s Office.

Baker has been in jail since November 2019 and is currently awaiting trial. His bail has been set at $ 5 million. The superior court in June rejected Baker’s motion to dismiss the charges.

Beccra said in a statement, “Our laws in California do not convict women who suffer pregnancy loss, and in our admissions today we are clarifying that this law was abused towards women, children and families is.”

“We will work to end the prosecution and imprisonment of Ms. Baker so that we can focus on applying this law to those who endanger the lives of pregnant women.”

A mother is charged with murder after delivering a stable child with meth to her system

Becerra said he believed the law was “misunderstood and misunderstood” and argued that a woman leading to pregnancy loss could not be prosecuted for murder because of her actions Can.

He also referred to Section 187 of the Penal Code in which he said that it should not be used to punish women who practice prenatal health due to drug addiction or lack of resources. According to the brief, the code was also not intended to “punish women who may be in desperation.”

Keith L., District Attorney of Kings County. Fagundes told CNN his office was not informed that the attorney general would file an amicus brief.

“This case is not about Stillbirth, it’s about a mother’s late viable fetal overdose,” Fagundes said.

“I appreciate the opinion of the Attorney General, and can only conclude that they have not been properly informed on the facts of this case, nor have read any police report nor have they been involved in this particular case Medical information is reviewed. “

CNN’s Chandler Thornton, Harmeet Kaur and Stella Chan contributed to this report.