publication date: Sunday, December 27, 2015 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Controversy

clue: Abortion or feticide? Buoyancy or stillbirth? Crime or injustice?

explanation: In 2015, Patel was convicted of feticide for aborting her pregnancy herself, as the prosecution argued that the child was born alive. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Stan Iwanchuk

trivia: Scott couldn't decide whether to put this goo under Crime or Injustice, and ultimately chose Controversy for the national conversation that Patel's case started.


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