Police arrested a California man Wednesday for allegedly forcing his girlfriend at gunpoint to take abortion drugs to kill their unborn child.
The New York Daily News reports Jagmeet Sandhu, 23, of Bakersfield, California, is accused of murder, domestic assault and false imprisonment.
Bakersfield Police said they responded to a call from the woman’s family around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The family member told police that the woman “had been held at gunpoint and forced by her boyfriend to ingest numerous unknown-type pills in an effort to force a miscarriage.”
Police said they later found the woman at a local hospital where she miscarried her unborn baby. It is not clear how far along in the pregnancy she was or what abortion drugs she may have been given.
The police did not say how Sandhu may have obtained the abortion drugs or what specifically the drugs were.
In the fall, the pro-abortion news site Mother Jones reported on a similar incident. According to the report, federal authorities caught a New York City woman selling abortion drugs online after a Wisconsin man allegedly bought drugs from her and then secretly slipped them into a pregnant woman’s drink. Both the man and the seller are facing charges.
A Virginia doctor was convicted of a similar crime in 2018 after he spiked his girlfriend’s drink with abortion drugs to kill their unborn baby.
In another case in Florida several years ago, John Andrew Weldon tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion drugs, killing her unborn baby. Welden was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The crime prompted state lawmakers to pass an Unborn Victims of Violence law to protect unborn babies in such cases.
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In 2015, Norwegian authorities convicted another man after he slipped abortion drugs into his pregnant ex-girlfriend’s smoothie, killing their 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.
Federal regulations require that abortion drugs be administered by a doctor, but some individuals and abortion groups are selling them online illegally, putting women and children at greater risk of injury and abuse.
Despite myriad concerns about abuse and safety, there is a concentrated push by abortion activists to expand access to the dangerous abortion drugs. Democrat presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg recently said they would allow abortion drugs to be sold over the counter. The ACLU also is suing the FDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a case that could force every pharmacy in America to dispense abortion drugs.
Pro-life advocates are concerned that abuses against women and their unborn babies could grow worse if abortion activists succeed in forcing U.S. pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs. One study found that as many as 64 percent of post-abortive women say they felt pressured or forced to have an abortion.