A Virginia doctor is scheduled to stand trial next year for allegedly spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion drug, killing the unborn child.
Not the first case of its kind, many pro-life advocates are concerned that these types of abuses could grow worse if abortion activists succeed in forcing pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs.
WROC reports Dr. Sikander Imran, of Arlington, Virginia, was charged with causing an abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus. His trial is scheduled for March 12.
Brook Fiske, Imran’s girlfriend of three years, said he pressured her to have an abortion when he learned that she was pregnant.
“He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do,” Fiske said.
Earlier this year, Fiske said she traveled from her home in New York state to visit Imran in Virginia. She said she was 17 weeks pregnant, and her plan was to discuss with him how they would raise their child.
She explained what happened next to WROC:
“When I was drinking my tea in the evening I got to the bottom of the cup. There was a gritty substance in there and when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up,” she said.
Just a few hours later – Fiske started having contractions.
“He [Imran] immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did,” Fiske said.
She was rushed to Virginia Hospital Center where she went into labor and lost her baby boy. Fiske says tests showed the abortion pill ‘Misoprostol’ was found in her system.
“According to the nurse at the hospital, it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor. So he gave me 800,” she explained.
Police arrested Imran and charged him in his unborn baby’s death. Initially, he was scheduled to stand trial in December; however, authorities moved the trial to March, saying additional charges are being filed, according to the report.
A very similar case occurred in Florida several years ago when John Andrew Weldon tricked his girlfriend, Remee Lee, into taking abortion drugs, killing her unborn baby. Welden was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Responding to the crime, Florida lawmakers passed an Unborn Victims of Violence law to protect unborn babies in such cases.
In 2015, Norwegian authorities convicted another man after he slipped abortion drugs into his pregnant ex-girlfriend’s smoothie, killing the unborn baby. That same year LifeNews reported about a man from Indiana who was charged with attempted feticide after he allegedly mixed abortion-inducing herbs into the drink of his pregnant girlfriend.
LifeNews also reported the story of a New York man, Josh Woodward, who was convicted of attempted murder after he secretly gave his pregnant girlfriend an abortion drug that caused the death of their 13-week unborn child. Woodward’s girlfriend said she refused to abort their unborn baby, even though he was constantly pressuring her.
Forced abortions are a rarely discussed atrocity that occur more often that people realize. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that as many as 64 percent of post-abortive women say they felt pressure to have an abortion.