Last week, an Indiana judge sentenced Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison for what she has consistently maintained was a miscarriage, becoming the first woman in the United States to be convicted of the crime of feticide for supposedly attempting to self-induce an abortion.
NATIONAL ADVOCATES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN DECRIES PURVI PATEL'S SENTENCE OF 41 YEARS
First Conviction and Sentence for the Crime of FeticideBecause a Woman Sought to Terminate Her Own Pregnancy
South Bend, Indiana: Today, a St. Joseph County judge sentenced Purvi Patel to 41 years for the crimes of feticide and neglect of a dependent (Patel will serve 20 of the 41 years in prison). While Patel consistently maintained that she experienced a miscarriage, prosecutors claimed that she attempted to terminate her own pregnancy but gave birth to a baby who she then neglected and allowed to die.
Arkansas 2015 HB 1376 Opposition Letter
April 06, 2015
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