The Frameup of Purvi Patelhttp://www.solidarity-us.org/site/node/4416
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 Marylands Asian American Studies Program and former director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, "Purvi Patels conviction amounts to punishment for having a miscarriage and then seeking medical care, something that no woman should worry would lead to jail time."