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 …Continue reading "Brooklyn man charged with slipping girlfriend an abortifacient, causing the death of her 14-week-old unborn child"
By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara ruled late Friday afternoon that the drug John Andrew Welden tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking caused the abortion of Remee Jo Lee’s 6-7-week-old unborn baby. “There is not a shred of evidence to support the defendant’s suggestion of miscarriage,” he said, after hearing two …Continue reading "Judge finds drug caused abortion of Renee Lee’s unborn baby"
By Dave Andrusko After hearing two days of testimony, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara may rule as early as today on the length of sentence for John Andrew Welden, who has admitted tricking his then-girlfriend into taking a drug (Cytotec) to induce an abortion. There will be closing arguments limited to 20 minutes …Continue reading "Sentencing could come today in case of man who tricked woman into taking drug to induce an abortion"
By Dave Andrusko During the first of what is expected to be two days of competing testimony, one expert said Wednesday that a sonogram had shown that Remy Jo Lee was not at risk of losing her unborn baby while another explained how the drug Cytotec (misoprostol) can lethally harm an unborn child. Prosecutors called …Continue reading "Experts testify in case of man who slipped abortion-inducing drug to pregnant girlfriend that baby was viable and in no danger"
By Dave Andrusko It seemingly came out of the blue. John Andrew Welden admitted tricking his then-girlfriend Remee Jo Lee into taking misoprostol (Cytotec)last March with the intention of causing Ms. Lee to miscarry her 6-7-week-old unborn baby. His lawyers had worked out a plea bargain so that Welden pleaded guilty to lesser charges …Continue reading "Wednesday begins two days of expert testimony in case of man who slipped abortifacient to pregnant girlfriend"
By Dave Andrusko A story in today’s Bangkok Post reports that The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday announced a crackdown on websites found to be selling abortion-inducing drugs. Those drugs included Mifepristone (RU-486) and Cytotec (which is supposed to be used to treat ulcers). The …Continue reading "Two men arrested in Thailand for selling illegal abortion pills online"
By Dave Andrusko Remee Jo Lee, the woman who lost her unborn baby after being tricked into taking an abortifacient, is suing the pharmacy involved, according to a story in the Tampa Tribune. In September the boyfriend, John Andrew Welden, pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with a consumer product and conspiracy to commit mail …Continue reading "Remee Lee–tricked into taking abortion pills—is suing pharmacy"