Legislation headed to the governor would allow prosecutors to seek a murder charge against someone who attacks a woman and causes the death of her fetus.
Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) says the Senate added a provision to his bill expanding feticide law that he hopes heads off any issues.
Current law says a person commits murder if they knowingly or intentionally kill a viable fetus.
The first woman convicted of feticide has been re-sentenced to 18 months after the conviction was overturned.
Although Indiana still offers a larger discount for felony sentences than most states, it is much lower than it used to be.
With credit for time served and good behavior, Patel will be released no later than the end of September.
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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.