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Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Having an Abortion Appeals Her Ruling

Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman currently serving 20 years for having an illegal abortion, finally had the opportunity to appeal her case in front of the Indiana State Court of Appeals on Monday. Patel is the first woman in the U.S. to be convicted for having an illegal abortion and, if her conviction is upheld, it could present a tremendous uphill battle for reproductive justice advocates.

Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman currently serving 20 years for having an illegal abortion, finally had the opportunity to appeal her case in front of the Indiana State Court of Appeals on Monday. Patel is the first ...

The rise of the DIY abortion

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, a pill FDA-approved to treat ulcers that can, if used correctly, safely induce an early abortion.

As abortion restrictions continue to grip the country more and more tightly, we’re seeing a strategy used by women in Latin America – where abortion is, with a few exceptions, illegal – coming into use here: Misoprostol, ...