Woman who miscarried given 20 years for feticide charge

In the first case of its kind, Purvi Patel is the first to have been convicted of feticide. Even stranger she is charged with neglect, for a dead baby.

She claims to have miscarried and disposed of the aborted two-month old fetus before heading to the hospital. She did not want her conservative parents to find out. That incognito strategy seems to have failed.

The state claims it was an intentional miscarriage despite having no evidence of alleged drugs used to do so. The feticide law has been used to charge a lady who fell down stairs and another who delayed a Cesarean. I guess emptying a womb can be used for an excuse to fill a jail cell.