The Indiana woman accused of killing her fetus by ingesting rat poison has rejected the state’s offer to let her plea down to feticide from murder.
Bei Bei Shuai was released on bail today after more than a year in an Indianapolis jail for being so depressed during pregnancy that she attempted suicide. She survived the suicide attempt but lost her baby — and her ordeal is not over yet.
If not for the intervention of my own doctor, I could have been Christine Taylor or, even more frightening, Bei Bei Shuai.
An Indiana man is looking at an extended prison sentence due to murdering his pregnant wife.
Lawmakers in Alabama and Indiana are moving to arrest and incarcerate pregnant women with mental illness and drug addiction, and charge them with harming their fetus. National Advocates for Pregnant Women is working to defend the basic rights of pregnant women suffering from mental illness, severe depression, or any other health problem to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.
And Indiana woman who ingested poison in a failed suicide attempt is now being charged for murder because her unborn baby died as a result.
A group of concerned advocates rally to help Christine Taylor–the young mother accused of “attempted feticide” under Iowa’s anti-choice feticide law– put her life back together after the charges are dropped.
When anti-choicers conceptualize, dream up and manage to pass bills in the name of being "pro-life", there is no question they know these laws have the potential to ruin lives.