An appeals court questioned an attorney for the state on whether there was evidence that a woman knew she had delivered a live child in a self-induced abortion.
Purvi Patel, who was the first woman to be convicted under that law, is now appealing her conviction and sentence of 46 years in prison.
Patel is the first woman to be convicted under Indiana's feticide law.
Two law professors are taking an Indiana woman's case after she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more in our headline roundup.
The 33-year-old from South Bend is facing up to 70 years in prison as the first pregnant woman to be convicted under the Indiana's “feticide” law.
Bei Bei Shuai, who attempted suicide while pregnant, has been charged with murder and attempted feticide.