An OB/GYN evaluates the feticide case in Indiana

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08/29/2014 by syrbal-labrys

The war on women continues apace in Indiana. Gee, I miscarried at least three times…..guess I should be grateful I’m not serving life as a serial killer, eh, Indiana?

Dr. Jen Gunter

A 33-year-old woman in Indiana, Purvi Patel, presented to an emergency room with vaginal bleeding and when it was obvious that she had very recently delivered a baby the doctors on call notified the authorities. The body of her 28 week gestation infant was recovered. The pathologist believed the baby had taken a breath so Ms. Patel was with charged with neglect of a dependent. Sometime later the police realized she had purchased two “prescription” medications online for abortion and feticide charges were added. As an OB/GYN I see this case very differently than the prosecutor in St. Joseph’s county. Here’s why.

Ms. Patel is charged with neglect because she did not call an ambulance or seek medical care “immediately” when she delivered prematurely, resulting in the death of the newborn. While we may never know what was going through Ms.Patel’s mind as she delivered alone and…

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