The Frameup of Purvi Patel

Publisher:  Against the Current
Date Written:  01/05/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20949

Purvi Patel is accused of "feticide and neglect of a dependent" after suffering a miscarrage in Mishawaka, Indiana.



"What this conviction means is that anti-abortion laws will be used to punish pregnant woman," stated Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director for National Advocates for Pregnant Women. According to Deepa Iyer, Activist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland’s Asian American Studies Program and former director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, "Purvi Patel’s conviction amounts to punishment for having a miscarriage and then seeking medical care, something that no woman should worry would lead to jail time."

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