Your OB can get you jailed for a miscarriage and there’s not much you can do about it

#FreePurviPatel – women should not be jailed for miscarriage

Dr. Jen Gunter

Ms. Patel was accused of buying and taking misoprostol, but no supporting evidence of that was ever found. Ms. Patel was accused of buying and taking misoprostol, but no supporting evidence of that was ever found.

Purvi Patel was sentenced today for having a premature delivery that ended in stillbirth. She was given 20 years in jail, 10 years suspended, and 5 years probation for neglect and 6 years for the feticide conviction that will run concurrently.

For those unfamiliar with the case Ms. Patel received no prenatal care and was an unknown gestational age when she delivered at home. She thought she had delivered very prematurely and that the baby was stillborn. Not knowing what to do, ill from bleeding, and psychologically affected from delivering unassisted in her bathroom she deposited what she thought was a pre-viable stillbirth in the trash.

Ms. Patel continued bleeding and so sought care at the hospital and what happened next should frighten everyone. After determining she had been pregnant the…

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