By Dave Andrusko
Law enforcement officials are keenly aware of the “copycat” phenomenon. An article on the FBI website explains that “Copycat behavior can make the first well-publicized transgression the impetus for many more.”
Less than two months after Andrew Welden was sentenced to 13 years and eight months for tricking his girlfriend into taking an abortifacient that caused the death of her 6-week-old unborn baby, prosecutors have charged a Brooklyn man with slipping his girlfriend an abortion-inducing drug that caused the stillborn death of her 3-month-old unborn child.
The New York Post story was very brief. “Shervaughn Remy, 34, who was arrested on Valentine’s Day 2013, turned down an offer Monday to plead guilty to felony abortion,” reported Josh Saul.
According to the criminal complaint, Remy slipped Cytotec into the woman as they had sex. She felt such intense pain in her abdomen, Saul writes, that she went to a local hospital.
Doctors removed two pills from inside her. Cytotec (Misoprostol) has a legitimate medical use—to prevent stomach ulcers. But it can and has been used as an abortifacient by inducing contractions, expelling an unborn baby.
The complaint went on to charge that the woman gave birth to the 14-week-old baby several hours later.
Remy’s attorney told Saul that his client pled not guilty