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Pregnant Women Are Being Jailed

Pregnant Women Are Being Jailed

In the last decade, more than 380 pregnant women have been arrested by anti-abortion extremists for unintended pregnancy outcomes like miscarriage or stillbirth--including Purvi Patel, an Indiana woman who is facing 20 years in prison after suffering a stillbirth. 

It's critical that we share their stories--or else many more pregnant women will be criminalized. Will you share this important graphic with everyone you know?

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Sources:

1. Pregnant, and No Civil Rights, New York Times, November 7, 2014

2. Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent, RH Reality Check, March 30, 2015