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January 16, 2015

'Daily Show' Investigates Fetus Attorney Law In Alabama

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No, fetuses are not getting little tiny law degrees and becoming little tiny attorneys who fight big dramatic court battles from their mommy’s tummies (I wish!). But in Alabama attorneys are representing fetuses in abortion cases against teen mothers. A bill passed in Alabama this past summer allows judges to appoint attorneys to fetuses to fight teen mothers who cannot get a guardian’s consent for an abortion, which means using state funds to pay these attorneys, all while actual previously born human beings are having trouble getting attorneys in Alabama regularly.

The Daily Show sent their current MVP Jessica Williams to shed light on the situation and also to make the bad guys look dumb.