I literally saw red as I examined the above article. I felt my blood pressure spike at the thought of this. I mean are you fucking kidding me?!?!
Granted laws make exceptions for when a woman has a miscarriage–but only if there is no human intervention involved. Had it not been for the shame of pregnancy, Ms. Patel did not receive professional medical attention until after the miscarriage occurred, and her situation grew dire, she likely would not be facing jail time. The shame of the pregnancy kept her silent, that silence meant when she realized she was in the midst of a miscarriage, she tried to hide it. Her trying to hide it snowballed in this craziness here.
Because the Uterine Police, not just the law, also investigates miscarriages, and whether in a hospital or without medical assistance, it must be reported and a fetal death certificate issued. If the cause of death is unknown, it must be investigated. If the woman can’t, or won’t, tell how it happened, then the Uterine Police can ask family members and friends how.
Even if a woman has made a decision to abort, but miscarries before she can act on that decision, experiences some heartbreak. There is no best of circumstances for a miscarriage, it rends. Now imagine going through that physical trauma and then having the Uterine Police interrogating your family, your friends and maybe even your colleagues trying to dig up dirt to punish you for it. Because in this increasing culture of “Better the mother dead, than the fetus” not all states will recognize a woman choosing to save her own life when the fetus she is carrying can very likely kill her, such as the case with some ectopic pregnancies, as valid.
The Uterine Police will search your computer, your internet history, your online purchases to use it against you if it can. Just ask Ms. Patel.
It is not a coincidence that this has happened to two Asian-american women. Their conservative culture making them easy prey for those in the Uterine Police, who could not care less about their right to their own bodies, let alone their right to privacy. They needed scapegoats to make examples out of and these two women fit the bill. And let’s call a spade, a spade here. This likely would never have happened to a white female. Yet even that is rendered near irrelevant in this.
Because once again, this is mostly men, (ab)using the law, using their personal ideologies to control every woman’s uterus.
Every session someone tries to introduce a bill that would outright make abortion a criminal act.
This bullshit here is one step closer to it.