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Woman takes pills to end late term abortion arrested after newborn found in trash

Posted in Life Dynamics, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by saynsumthn


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An Indiana woman who allegedly took abortion pills to give herself a late term abortion has been charged with neglect of a dependent.

The 32 year old Purvi Patel, was arrested last July after she took abortion pills to end her 28-30 weeks pregnancy.

Patel later admitted to police that she had placed the newborn in a dumpster behind a local restaurant, which her family owns.

Purvi Patel

The infant was dead at the time it was found.

According to a court affidavit released on to WSBT, a South Bend police investigator said Patel went to the emergency room at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Saturday night, July 13. Doctors there believed she had recently delivered a child.

The investigator said Patel denied giving birth. She was then taken to the maternity floor for further diagnosis and treatment.

The officer said Patel eventually told medical staff she had delivered a baby in her Granger home and that she did not see the child breathing or moving and believed it was dead. Patel then told doctors she put the baby’s body in a bag and placed the baby in a trash bin behind the Super Target in Mishawaka.

Patel allegedly told doctors she was roughly two months along and had a miscarriage. But upon further examination doctors determined that Patel was probably 28 to 30 weeks into her pregnancy.

Fearing for the child, the affidavit says that an emergency room doctor drove to the Super Target and started searching the Dumpsters. He called St. Joseph County police, who joined in the search. Officers then found the newborn’s body in a trash bin behind Moe’s Southwest Grill.

According to the affidavit, after the child was located the ER physician estimated that the newborn was roughly thirty (30) weeks from conception.

Forensic Pathologist Dr. Joseph Prahlow performed an autopsy and found the baby to be 12.2″ long and weighed 1.46 pounds at the time of the examination.

Prahlow also concluded the child had been born alive and had taken a breath.


The affidavit says that Patel sent text messages admitting to a friend she was over 60 days pregnant in June of 2013 and that she had obtained two drugs from Hong Kong in an attempt to abort the child.

Patel told the friend she began taking the drugs on July 10, one of those drugs would induce labor, ending her pregnancy.

The other drug, which was not named in the affidavit, was designed to end the life of a fetus but only if it was within 9-weeks-old, according to the document.

In Indiana, babies less than 45 days old can be given up at any hospital emergency room, fire station or police station. The child is then put into the custody of the Indiana division of Family and Social Services.

Mark Crutcher Life Talk April 2014

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas called Patel another pro-choice poster child.

Crutcher asks, “Why aren’t pro-choice advocates calling for Patel to be exonerated? After all, doesn’t the pro-choice community believe that this was her choice?”

Crutcher continues, “The fact is, if the body of this child had been found in the dumpster of an abortion clinic instead of the dumpster of a restaurant this arrest would have never happened and Patel would just be another enlightened woman exercising her constitutional right to choose.”

Patel, who faces 20 to 50 years behind bars, has just had her trial delayed for the fourth time.

NOTE: Meet another pro-choice poster child here .

Dutch Arrest Woman for Committing Eugenic Infanticide without Doctor Approval

Posted in Eugenics, Infanticide with tags , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by saynsumthn

By Peter J. Smith

NIJ BEETS, Netherlands, August 12, 2010 ( – A woman has been arrested for killing her four newborn children and packing their remains away in suitcases in the Netherlands – a country where infanticide is legal as long a doctor administers the dose.

According to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the unnamed 25-year-old woman was a well-known and liked dentist’s assistant in the rural town of Nij Beets, in the Dutch province of Friesland. She managed to keep the infanticides secret for years until her Wednesday arrest, and remains now in police custody.

Police were tipped off by a suspicious neighbor who noted that the woman kept getting visibly pregnant, but never had any children. After authorities found her story of putting up the children for adoption did not pan out, the woman confessed to the murders and showed them where the infants’ corpses lay: packed away in suitcases in her parents’ attic.

The children were reportedly born between 2002 and 2010. Her parents, with whom she has been living, have denied any knowledge of their daughter’s pregnancies.

The Dutch woman’s infanticides, however, are the latest in a string of media reports of at least three women in France, who had also committed multiple infanticides.

Despite local shock and outrage at the infanticides, Dutch case law permits the killing of newborns for “unbearable suffering” by doctors following a checklist called the Groningen Protocol.

The Groningen Protocol for Euthanasia in Newborns” – its official title – was developed by doctors at the Groningen University Medical Center in 2002 with the cooperation of the Dutch Prosecution Office. Its principal author, Dr. Eduard Verhagen, MD, explained the protocol’s requirements: “The diagnosis and prognosis must be certain; Hopeless and unbearable suffering must be present; The diagnosis, prognosis, and unbearable suffering must be confirmed by at least one independent doctor; Both parents must give informed consent; The procedure must be performed in accordance with the accepted medical standard.”

Under these conditions, the Dutch accept “eugenic infanticide” – estimating 15-20 official infant killings per year. The doctor informs a coroner of the infant euthanasia, who then reports the killing to the district attorney. Most of the infants killed have been those diagnosed with spina bifida.

Dutch pediatric neurosurgeon Rob de Jong criticized the Groningen Protocol in the medical journal “Child’s Nervous System” arguing that it is difficult to prove that the suffering of an infant is or will remain unbearable. In an article discussing infants with spina bifida, De Jong cited a number of cases of physicians who, in retrospect, have been forced to acknowledge that their initial diagnosis was incorrect. (see coverage)

Bioethicist Wesley J. Smith at his First Things blog wryly opined that perhaps authorities planned to charge the woman “with practicing medicine without a license.”

“So, what’s the difference between the accused woman and doctors who kill babies? An MD license? The use of a lethal injection? Or is it bigotry against babies who will have disabilities or have terminal diseases?” said Smith. “Perhaps the woman’s defense will be she didn’t want them to suffer by being adopted.”