Thursday, May 16, 2013

Florida man could get life in prison for killing unborn child with abortion drug

A Florida man named John Welden could spend the rest of his life in prison after being charged with killing his unborn child using an abortion-causing drug.  He's been charged under the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act because he killed the child while committing another crime.   Welden has apparently admitted his crime. 
Welden forged the doctor's signature on a prescription for Cytotec, relabeled a pill bottle as "Amoxicillin" and told the woman that his father wanted her on antibiotics, a federal prosecutor asserted Wednesday.....

If someone kills an unborn child while committing a federal crime, it's considered murder, said Tampa lawyer Todd Foster, a former assistant U.S. Attorney and FBI agent who is not associated with this case.

Welden's first alleged crime? Product tampering, "with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or bodily injury."


The woman took a pill on her way to work, then quickly felt abdominal pain and began bleeding, the prosecutor said.

She lost the baby at a hospital.

Another article notes that Welden tried to get his girlfriend to have an abortion. 
Muldrow said Weldon wanted her to have an abortion, but the woman told him she would raise the child without his help and without any expectations from him.

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