NAPW Decries Purvi Patel’s Sentence of 41 Years

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.