As a result of Indiana Gov. Mike Penceâ€™s crusade against reproductive rights, a woman named Purvi Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent in what was called an illegal abortion. The charges were dropped, and Patel was spared a 20-year prison sentence. But the case remains a mark of the dangers that women face under Gov. Penceâ€™s rule.
Salon has covered the case, as well as the war against abortion and reproductive rights, many times.
â€“Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after claiming she had a miscarriage, March 30, 2015
â€“ Religious rightâ€™s next crusade: What they want to throw women in jail for now, April 3, 2015
â€“ Secrets of the hate-pizza revolution: Indianaâ€™s dreadful culture-war week, April 4, 2015
â€“ Pregnant women are now targets: The tragedy of Purvi Patel, April 26, 2015
â€“ Purvi Patel to appeal conviction: â€œFeticide is an extreme, extreme proposition, April 29, 2015
â€“ Americaâ€™s criminalization of women continues: Woman charged after allegedly self-inducing abortion, June 9, 2015
â€“ The dark road to criminalizing pregnancy: Why everyone should care about the â€œfeticideâ€ conviction of Purvi Patel, May 2, 2015
â€“ Abortion rights at stake: Purvi Patel and the fate of pregnant women in Indiana, May 25, 2016
â€“ The case of Purvi Patel: How Mike Pence won his crusade against abortion in Indiana