U.S.: How to Plan an Abortion in the Surveillance State

How to Plan an Abortion in the Surveillance State
By Lisa Ryan
January 25, 2017

Women’s reproductive rights have been under attack in America for years, and full GOP control of government is likely to intensify the assault. Experts are already sounding alarms about the risks that the surveillance state poses to women, and the case of Purvi Patel, who was convicted of feticide and child neglect in Indiana while vice-president-elect Mike Pence was the governor, and sentenced to 20 years in prison after her text messages were used against her in court, has set a terrifying precedent. After serving 18 months in jail Patel’s conviction was eventually overruled, but the threat remains. “We know that if this culture of surveillance and repression of pregnant people […] is allowed to proliferate, it will target and harm certain vulnerable groups,” says Jill E. Adams, executive director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at the Berkeley School of Law.

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