A Kansas man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s unborn baby by crushing up an abortion causing drug and baking it into a pancake, which he then gave to her to eat. 30-year-old Scott Bollig is being held for trial after two days of preliminary hearings.
As AP reports: “The plea was entered Tuesday for Scott Bolling during his arraignment on a first-degree murder charge in the death of the 8- to 10-week old fetus. He is accused of causing Naomi Abbott to lose her fetus in January by lacing her food with the drug mifepristone. Bolling also is charged with aggravated battery and misdemeanor distribution of adulterated food.”
“The Salina Journal reports Bollig’s attorney, Dan Walter, was granted an deadline extension for discovery of information,” it adds. “During Bollig’s preliminary hearing in July, WaKeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle testified that Bollig admitted to putting the drug on a pancake he served to Abbott.”
Police say that the drug involved is mifepristone. Mifepristone, sometimes referred to as RU-486, is commonly given in abortion clinics to kill developing babies in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is usually used with a second drug, Misoprostol, which induces bleeding.
Bollig’s girlfriend, Naomi Abbott, miscarried on January 31, and doctors found traces of the mifepristone in her blood. When confronted, Bollig admitted to purchasing the drug over the Internet and using it to poison his girlfriend and her unborn baby.
He is being charged with battery and first-degree murder in the death of the child.
Bollig’s arrest was handled by the WaKeeney police force, and the crime took place near there. Had Abbott gotten in her car and driven for a little less than three hours into the city of Wichita, she could have legally obtained the drugs to cause her own abortion.
However, because the baby was killed against her will outside of a medical setting, the charge is first-degree murder. In this case, whether or not a baby is wanted by his mother determines whether the child’s death is murder or a simple medical procedure.