Indiana resident Purvi Patel was found guilty last month and convicted on charges related to her killing her 25-week-old unborn baby when she took an abortion drug to induce an abortion and tossed the baby baby in a dumpster.
Patel was arrested last July after she took abortion pills to kill her baby and she later admitted to police that she had placed the newborn in a dumpster behind a local restaurant, which her family owns. The infant was dead at the time the baby was found. Forensic Pathologist Dr. Joseph Prahlow who performed an autopsy on the infant concluded the child had been born alive and had taken a breath.
Patel went to the emergency room at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on July 13. Doctors there believed she had recently delivered a child. The investigator said Patel denied giving birth. She was then taken to the maternity floor for further diagnosis and treatment.
Patel eventually told medical staff she had delivered a baby and claimed the baby died. Patel then told doctors she put the baby’s body in a bag and placed the baby in a trash bin.
As a result of Patel’s arrest, conviction and now sentencing, so-called “reproductive rights” activists are outraged. They are now attempting to spin the facts to claim Patel is being sent to prison for simply suffering a miscarriage.
The radical abortion rights blog, RH Reality Check has created a Purvi Patel Family Support Fund on their website.
“What this conviction means is that anti-abortion laws will be used to punish pregnant woman,” Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director for the abortion rights group, National Advocates for Pregnant Women said in response.
“There were two crimes. The first crime performing an abortion without going to a doctor in Indiana and that obviously led to disastrous consequences,” said Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roule. “After that, she made a terrible choice – neglect of a dependent and that’s the substance of count 1. She had a baby she wasn’t expecting and obviously her choices are what we’ve talked about for the past week.”
So apparently the abortion industry and Planned Parenthood think infanticide should be lawful.