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The suicidal pregnant woman and the politics of motherhood

June 1, 2012

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South Coast Today, June 1, 2012 by Libby Copeland Bei Bei Shuai, the Indiana woman charged with murder and attempted feticide for trying to commit suicide while pregnant, was recently released from jail for the first time in more than a year. She posted bond, and now she waits for her trial in December. And […]

Pregnancy Depression Is Real, And Women Like Me and Bei Bei Shuai Need Help, Not Jail

May 18, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 18, 2012 by Robin Marty On Thursday, May 17th, RH Reality Check and National Advocates for Pregnant Women held a media conference call on the case of Bei Bei Shuai, now in jail for 14 months because her fetus died when, out of desperation with her life circumstances, she attempted suicide […]

Woman Who Tried To Commit Suicide While Pregnant Gets Bail

May 18, 2012

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NPR, May 18, 2012 by Julie Rovner Bei Bei Shuai is a step closer to leaving jail for the first time since March 2011, when she was arrested for the murder of her 3-day-old daughter Angel. The girl, who was delivered by cesarean section, died after Shuai’s unsuccessful suicide attempt in Dec. 2010, while she […]