Women Are Already Going to Jail for Having Abortions

From NY Times
I know Trump said last month that he would punish women who sought abortions and we gasped. But it's already happening: an Indiana woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having a miscarriage. Indiana & its religious fanatics are terrifyingly disturbing for the infringement they’re inflicting on others.

“Today, Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman who was found guilty of feticide and neglect of a dependent last month, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. As we’ve covered, Patel was convicted of two contradictory charges — of both intentionally terminating her pregnancy and delivering a live fetus and abandoning …”
More at Feministing: http://feministing.com/2015/03/30/purvi-patel-was-sentenced-to-20-years-in-prison-for-having-a-miscarriage/

And NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/01/magazine/purvi-patel-could-be-just-the-beginning.html

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