Roughly a year ago, we covered a story about a man accused of tricking his girlfriend (who was less than seven weeks pregnant) into taking the abortion drug Cytotec in order to kill their unborn child.
We wrote at the time:
“…Andrew John Welden is accused of first-degree murder. Not a crime against Lee, but a crime against a baby. A baby that Remee Lee could have killed legally for another four months, if it had been her choice, instead of his. While for herself, Lee can only claim “battery and emotional harm”, the federal grand jury’s charges could put Weldon in jail for murder.
Yesterday we noted that some of our most divisive social issues are predicated on logic which seems childish at best. Here’s another example of the kind of wild inconsistency which is rampant in a society which insists that abortion remain legal, but still seeks to prosecute some of those who kill unborn babies.
I opened today’s paper and read a news brief out of Tampa, Florida, in which a man is accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortion drug to kill their unborn child.
According to the Associated Press, Andrew John Welden, 28, is accused of giving Remee Lee, 26, the labor-inducing abortifacient Cytotec (misoprostol), without her knowledge. Lee had recently had a doctor’s appointment with Welden’s father, Dr. Stephen Welden. John Welden is accused of forging his father’s signature on a prescription for Cytotec and putting it in a bottle which he re-labeled as amoxicillin, an antibiotic. He reportedly told Lee that his father had found that she had a bacterial infection and had prescribed the antibiotic.