Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein joins us from the road in Indiana. She's crossing this week ahead of the May 6 primary, which is expected to shatter Indiana's previous voter turnout records. Bernstein joins us from the northwest corner of the state. Guest: Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein
Purvi Patel is the second pregnant woman in Indiana to be charged under the state's law against "feticide," a law originally passed to protect pregnant women from harm. Patel was sentenced Monday to face up to 20 years in prison, in a case has alarmed advocates for women and immigrants.
Indian American mother Purvi Patel already had become Indiana's first woman convicted of feticide, for what she said was a miscarriage. Now she's been sentenced to 20 years in prison, alarming advocates for immigrants and reproductive rights.
In the US, here’s been an outcry against the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. But while some citizens are stunned, a foreign correspondent says it's even harder for someone trying to explain it to people outside the United States.
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. In filing an appeal, her new legal team says there's not enough evidence to justify that conviction, and that her charges should be reversed.
The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
There were two school shootings reported on Friday — and there hasn't been a single calendar week in the past three years without a school shooting. This Indiana school thinks it has the answer for keeping its students safe.