James Edward Lee, right, and his wife, Rosa, parents of Remee Lee, speak on behalf of their daughter, who filed a civil action lawsuit against her boyfriend, John Andrew Welden. Welden has been charged with secretly giving Remee drugs to cause an abortion. (Chris O'Meara/AP)


Woman Tricked Into Abortion

Boyfriend pleads guilty of giving her pill.

A woman wanted to keep her baby. Her boyfriend did not. So he found a way to induce an abortion, he told a Florida court. James Andrew Welden forged his ob-gyn father’s signature on a prescription of misoprostol, an anti-ulcer pill that can cause birth defects or miscarriages. After his girlfriend, Remee Lee, visited Welden’s father for a check-up, Welden told her she had an infection and had gotten her antibiotics. After Lee took them and experienced a miscarriage, she suspected the pills. Prosecutors are pushing for a murder charge, but Welden has agreed to spend 14 years in jail on wire fraud and tampering charges in exchange for that charge to be dropped.

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