A criminal case in Wisconsin is another sign of a frightening trend involving forced, drug-induced abortions.
Jeffrey S. Smith, 32, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, allegedly attempted to kill his ex-girlfriend’s unborn baby on Jan. 27 by putting an abortion drug in her water bottle when she was not looking, according to a criminal complaint.
On Wednesday, Smith pleaded not guilty; he is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child and felony delivery of prescription drugs, WAOW News reports.
The woman, who is not named in reports, was 20 weeks pregnant when Smith allegedly attempted to abort her unborn baby. She told police that she thought Smith spiked her water bottle with the drug mifepristone while she was in the bathroom; later that evening, she noticed “residue” in the bottom of her water bottle and did not drink it.
According to police, she brought the bottle to authorities after Smith left, suspicious that he may have been trying to kill her unborn child. Police said the tests they conducted found mifepristone in the water.
Authorities also obtained text messages from Smith urging the woman to abort the baby. He wrote, “it’s for the best,” “you take a pill…They watch you do it. It’s that simple. Side affects [sic] are virtually 0.” However, she refused.
Police also found a package labeled mifepristone in Smith’s house after the incident, according to the report. In the United States, mifepristone and misoprostol often are used together for abortions in the first trimester.
In America, mifepristone is a prescription abortion drug that women are supposed to take in front of a doctor. However, an abortion advocacy group in the Netherlands sends the dangerous drugs by mail to people across the world, often illegally.
LifeNews has reported several similar cases in the past few years. In late 2017, a Virginia doctor also spiked his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion drug, killing their unborn baby. In May, Dr. Sikander Imran was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to fetal homicide.
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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.
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 baby. 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.
Many pro-life advocates are concerned that these abuses could grow worse if abortion activists succeed in forcing pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs or allowing them to be distributed by mail-order. The ACLU and Hawaiian abortion activists are suing the federal government in a case that could force every pharmacy in America to sell dangerous abortion drugs.