The interview yesterday with CNN’s Chris Cuomo lasted only a few minutes, but no viewer could watch Remee Lee tearfully recall how she had been duped into chemically aborting her child and not be deeply moved.
Andrew Welden pled guilty this week to lesser charges in exchange for the prosecution dropping the murder charge made possible by the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act legislation that was instigated by NRLC and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004.
In a complicated and duplicitous ploy, Welden convinced Lee that Welden’s father, an obstetrician, had diagnosed her with a bacterial infection and had prescribed a common antibiotic. In truth, “Weldon stole his father’s prescription pad to obtain Cytotec, the abortion pill, and disguised it as the antibiotic,” according to CNN. “He even forged a phony label.
He asked if Lee would want further contact with Welden, who faces a jail sentence of up to 15 years.
Lee: “I always wanted there to be. This isn’t what I wanted, none of this is what I wanted. I just wanted my pregnancy. Even if he would have left me alone and never seen me again or never seen the child, I just wanted that, that’s it.”
Cuomo: “The baby mattered the most?”
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Cuomo: “It’s all politics and math until you have something growing inside you, isn’t it? When you had that baby growing inside of you and you lost it, what did it make your realize about when it was your child?”
Lee: “Nothing else matters in the world to me. Everything I thought was important before this took a really big change when this blessing came into my life. …There’s no words for the horror I wake up to every day, that this is my reality. There’s no escaping it, there’s no turning it off.”
Cuomo—“And as difficult as it is for you to deal with this and watch the case, what brings you here, what gives you energy, you say, is that you want to fight for the life of the unborn child.”
Lee: Long answer in one word. Yes! “I never want this to happen to anyone else.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in his National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.