14 Dec '11, 9am

When Is Suicide Not Suicide? When You're Pregnant | Care2 Causes

Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals heard testimony on the case of Bei Bei Shuai , the pregnant woman who ingested rat poison in a suicide attempt, causing her to go into preterm labor at 33 weeks to a baby girl that died soon after. Shuai, who survived her attempted suicide only to be arrested and held without bail since this March, has become the poster child for the question as to whether the rights of a fetus actually outweigh the rights of the woman who carries it. Ironically, she has now been imprisoned for nine months — longer than she ever carried the baby girl that she is accused of murdering. Numerous groups have filed friend of the court briefings, asking for the state to release Shuai because you cannot be prosecuted for a suicide attempt. But the state has been determined to see the case not as a suicide attempt, but as an act of murder of a viable fetus, and ...

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