Jennifer Fox: Seattle protester miscarries, blames cops who pepper sprayed her

Jennifer Fox just moments after being pepper sprayed.

A woman who was pepper sprayed during a clash with police at an Occupy Seattle march last Tuesday is saying the incident caused her to miscarry.

19-year-old Jennifer Fox told The Stranger that her doctor declared the miscarriage five days after she was pepper sprayed and  hit in the stomach by an officer’s foot and then an officer’s bicycle while she was three-months pregnant.

“I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” she says. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’”

A video of Fox after the pepper spray incident was posted on YouTube. She was then rushed to Harborview Medical Center where an ultrasound revealed that her baby was fine, she said.

“Everything was going okay until yesterday, when I started getting sick, cramps started, and I felt like I was going to pass out,” Fox said.

Fox, who told The Stranger that she is homeless, was then taken by ambulance from the Occupy Seattle encampment. An ultrasound revealed that the fetus no longer had a heartbeat. She said doctors told her the kick from police and the pepper spray likely played a role.

“I was worried about it, but I didn’t know it would be this bad. I didn’t know that a cop would murder a baby that’s not born yet. I am trying to get lawyers.” Fox said.

Fox told a Seattle blogger that she had been planning on naming her unborn child “Miracle.”

According to The Stranger, Fox has not yet presented any medical records to back her claim, but she said she is working on obtaining them.


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