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War on women comes to a head in Indiana

June 27, 2012

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Journal Tribune, June 27, 2012 by Maureen Gill Every now and then I read something so outrageous – indeed, terrifying – that it stops me dead in my tracks, and I have to ask what country I’m living in. I look out the window and simultaneously pinch myself and then wonder if the revolution happened […]

Update on Bei Bei Shuai: Bad News From Indiana

June 6, 2012

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The Nation, June 6, 2012 by Katha Pollitt Bad news came from Indiana on May 11. The state Supreme Court has refused to review charges of attempted feticide and murder against Bei Bei Shuai. Just before Christmas 2010, Shuai, who was thirty-three weeks pregnant, attempted to kill herself by consuming rat poison after her boyfriend, […]

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 […]

Holding Pregnant Women and Providers to a Dangerous, Unattainable Standard

May 22, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 22, 2012 by Miriam Pérez As of today, Bei Bei Shuai is out on bail, thanks to the efforts of thousands of people who wrote on her behalf. Charges against her, however, are still pending and the prosecution of Bei Bei for feticide is still a reality. This issue is far […]

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 […]