New York Woman Charged With Attempting to Kill Unborn Baby in Forced Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 8, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

New York Woman Charged With Attempting to Kill Unborn Baby in Forced Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 8
, 2009

New York, NY (LifeNews.com) — A New York City woman has been charged in a case that saw her attempt to force her husband’s pregnant mistress to have an abortion using one part of the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone. When the abortion failed and the baby was born prematurely, she attempted to kill the infant.

Kisha Jones of Brooklyn obtained a doctor’s prescription pad and phoned into the pharmacy a phony prescription for her husband’s girlfriend, Monique Hunter. Jones then phoned Hunter and left a voicemail message about the prescription and told her to pick it up at a local pharmacy.

The prescription gave Hunter the misprostol portion of the RU 486 abortion drug, which has killed at least 13 women worldwide and injured more than 1,100 in the U.S. alone.

Hunter fell for the trick and took the abortion drug, which caused her to go into labor two months early, but the unborn child, who was later in pregnancy, survived.

Jones then tried to pose as the baby’s mother and sent a man to the hospital with two bottles of tainted milk and instructions to nurses to feed the baby.

According to a Leaf-Chronicle report, hospital staff sensed something was amiss and contacted police.

The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper indicate Jones, 31, was arraigned on Monday on charges including forgery, possession of stolen property, assault and unlicensed abortion and she will be held in prison until December 9.

Prosecutors say Jones faces charges related to her spoofing, making it appear to Hunter’s phone that she was calling from the pharmacy.

"I got a call from my doctor’s office telling me to pick up a prescription at King’s Pharmacy," Hunter told The New York Post. "I knew something was suspicious because King’s Pharmacy was not my normal pharmacy. But I didn’t think anything of it."

Investigators, the newspaper indicated, are still trying to determine the identity of the man who brought the tainted milk to the hospital.

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