Lawyers Fight to Free Woman Convicted of Murder for Self-Induced Miscarriage
Purvi Patel is serving 20 years after she was charged with feticide—a law created to protect pregnant women from third party violence, not to control abortion, her lawyers argue.
The New Reality: Women Charged For Murder After Self-Inducing Abortions
The laws once used to protect pregnant women are now being used to prosecute them.
The Prison Issue
How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses
Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Indiana Sent a Woman Who Claims She Had a Miscarriage to Prison for 20 Years for Killing Her Fetus
Advocates say the case of Purvi Patel sets a dangerous precedent for American women who seek support and medical care for unwanted pregnancies and miscarriages.