Archive for August, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

State Will Not Appeal Overturned Feticide Conviction of Purvi Patel; Indian American Woman May Be Freed from Prison Next Month

Read original article on India West. By Sunita Sohrabji August 25, 2016 The State of Indiana will not appeal the overturning of the conviction against Purvi Patel, an Indiana woman who is currently serving time for aborting her six-month fetus in 2013 and disposing of it in a dumpster. In 2015, Patel, an Indian American, […]

Aug 26, 2016

State Will Not Appeal

Aug 25, 2016

No appeal in Patel case affirms justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / No appeal in Patel case affirms justice State chose not to appeal ruling, affirming that the State legislature did not intend to use feticide statute to punish women for having abortions NEW YORK — Monday marked the deadline to appeal the […]

Aug 09, 2016

Sia to headline free abortion rights event at Wolstein Center as part of nationwide program

Read original article on August 8, 2016, 2:13pm By Chuck Yarborough CLEVELAND, Ohio – Enigmatic singer-songwriter Sia will headline a free concert of music and comedy at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center that’s aimed at raising support for abortion rights. The 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Cleveland show is one of five major events taking place […]

Aug 04, 2016

Partial victory for reproductive justice in Indiana

Read original article on Workers World. August 1, 2016 By Sue Davis Purvi Patel’s 20-year sentence for “feticide” was overturned by the Indiana Court of Appeals on July 22. Ruling there was no evidence that lawmakers “intended the feticide statute to apply to pregnant women,” the court vacated the feticide charge against the 35-year-old South […]