• 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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    Prosecuted for Standing Her Ground

    The Florida state attorney’s prosecution of a battered woman who was trying to defend herself is grossly unjust, writes Kirsten Powers.

    Angela Corey is angry. The Florida state attorney lashed out Tuesday at supporters of Marissa Alexander, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself against her violent and abusive husband. Corey is the one who put her away.

    “I think social media is going to be the destruction of this country,” Corey complained to The Washington Post of the online agitation to free the 32-year-old African-American mother of three.