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Conflict & Justice

First step to freedom? Purvi Patel appeals her controversial conviction for feticide, child neglect

In a case that caught the world's attention earlier this year, a jury convicted 34-year-old Purvi Patel and sentenced her to 46 years in prison — of which she's currently serving 20. The jurors in South Bend, Indiana, found her guilty of both feticide — fatally harming her unborn child — and child neglect, leaving the child to die after birth. Advocates say her case sets a dangerous precedent for pregnant women.