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Gov. Northam pardons fetus defendant (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam has granted an absolute pardon erasing the conviction of a Franklin County woman for discarding the remains of a stillborn fetus. The case, little noticed at first, became a lightning rod in the abortion rights debate after the conviction was affirmed by the Virginia Court of Appeals. Northam’s June 1 pardon followed a ...

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