Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015: Purvi Patel

Targeting Asian Women--Exploiting Asian women to criminalize all women.

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Preeti Shekar talks with Shivana Jorawar, Reproductive Justice Program Director at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, about the strange case of Purvi Patel.  The 33-year-old Patel was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for "feticide" and "neglect of a dependent" after seeking medical care for a miscarriage.

Listen now or Get MP3: 13:17 min.

Four Things You Can Do Now:

1. Sign the petition at RhReality Check: Send a message to Indiana leaders about Purvi’s case and the feticide law. You can also sign a petition here (at whitehouse.gov) which asks for a full pardon for Purvi Patel.

2. Support Purvi Patel’s Family: Patel was the breadwinner and caregiver in her family. Donate to support her family.

3. Raise awareness:  Share articles and resources about the verdict with your own networks; write blogposts and opeds; and tweet using #Justice4Purvi to raise awareness about the implications of this case on the rights of all women.

4. Send a note of support to Purvi Patel: You can send cards to Purvi Patel c/o The Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice (IRCRC), PO Box 723, Lafayette, IN 47902. They will deliver them to Patel on their visits to her in prison.

More information about this case and others can be found at www.deepaiyer.me.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Understanding Israel

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