Florida man pleads guilty to sneaking pregnant girlfriend an abortion pill.
A Florida woman who lost her baby after her boyfriend tricked her into taking an abortion pill is now fighting for the state to adopt a fetal protection law, the Associated Press is reporting.
Remee Jo Lee stood teary-eyed in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, telling them the story of how her former boyfriend forged a prescription that made her miscarry at six weeks and five days.
John Andrew Welden was sentenced to 14 years on a drug tampering charge but couldn't be prosecuted for the fetus' death because in Florida charges can only be filed if the fetus is old enough to be able to survive outside of the womb, according to the Associated Press.
The proposed bill, which passed in committee on Tuesday, would expand that law to include any pregnancy.
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