It was reported that the pregnant woman whose SUV was crashed into by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had a miscarriage and lost her 16 week old baby/fetus. The question on everyone's mind is whether Rampage will be charged with Fetal Homicide. It is a complex issue that California has dealt with in the past more than most states. California law states that if a pregnant woman's fetus is killed by another driver due to an accident, the assailant can be charged with second degree murder for the unborn fetus. As far as I can tell, California does not have a Fetal Manslaughter law, so if he is charged it will be with second degree murder.
After the crash it was reported she lost fluid from her womb. Most miscarriages and premature births occur following a substantial loss of amniotic fluid. Even though the miscarriage happened two weeks after the initial loss of fluid, it is possible it contributed to the eventual death of the fetus. Amniotic fluid is extremely important for a developing fetus. A lack of it can stunt the development of the lungs, cause the fetus to lose heat, and a host of other problems.
The severity of the chase will certainly not work in his favor. This is not a case of a person accidentally backing into another driver. He deliberately chose to drive on the median lane and put himself and others at risk. In addition to possible criminal charges, Jackson could also face a civil case. Anyway you look at it, he is facing a legal nightmare, which could stretch on for months.
Fetal Manslughter is not a CA law. Search for the word Manslaughter and you will see that the CA courts decided NOT to put Fetal Manslaughter on the books. Here is another link to the same case file. Same thing, search page for "manslaughter" and you'll see that the CA courts chose not to have Fetal Manslaughter listed as a crime. Now shut up about not including sources. This isn't the NY Times for Christ sake.