Woman Arrested for Trying to Use Abortion Pills to Kill Another Woman’s Baby

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 2, 2023   |   5:46PM   |   Tampa, Florida

Two crime reports in just one month confirm pro-life advocates’ fears that more women will be forced to abort their unborn babies as a result of the Biden administration’s relaxation of abortion pill regulations.

The latest report comes from Florida where authorities arrested a 21-year-old woman who allegedly bought abortion pills in an attempt to force another woman to abort her unborn baby. Fortunately, she did not succeed.

News 10 Tampa Bay reports Haley Raborn, 21, of Hernando County, Florida, is charged with soliciting/attempted murder of an unborn child by injury to the mother.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said the victim contacted the sheriff April 12 when she was 11 weeks pregnant, and said she believed Raborn was trying to kill her unborn baby, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim said her former fiance, the father of her unborn baby, received messages from Raborn asking for help to kill the victim’s unborn baby and offering a pair of Air pods in exchange for the deed, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff said Raborn had previously been “in a romantic relationship with the father of the victim’s unborn child.”

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The fiance was able to provide Snapchat messages to the sheriff’s office that included premeditated instructions on how to carry out the crime, authorities said.

The fiance reportedly told detectives that Raborn offered to pay him with a pair of AirPods once the request was completed. He turned over the abortion pills to deputies.

Detectives met with Raborn at her home, where they say she eventually admitted she did, in fact, try to have the victim take an abortion pill, without the victim’s consent.

According to the sheriff’s office, Raborn said she bought the abortion pills from a “virtual doctor online.” The report did not name the abortion provider, but many abortion businesses began selling abortion pills through the mail last year after the Biden administration dropped a safety regulation requiring that abortion pills be administered in person by a medical professional.

The report is the second case in April involving an attempted forced abortion by abortion pills. In Texas, police also arrested a Laredo mother after she was accused of trying to force her pregnant daughter to take abortion pills to kill her unborn grandchild.

The Laredo Morning Times reports more:

[The] 16-year-old female stated that she informed her mother on March 30 that she was pregnant. Police identified the mother as [Juana Idalia Sanchez, 49].

Her mother got upset and asked her to have an abortion. She stated that her mother chased her around the home causing her to fall on her stomach, states an arrest affidavit.

Sanchez pinned her to the floor to try to force her daughter to ingest pills that would induce an abortion. Sanchez managed to shove the pills in her mouth, but the daughter spit them out, authorities said.

Texas law protects unborn babies by banning elective abortions, but some pro-abortion groups have been mailing abortion pills there illegally and others have been smuggling them across the Mexico border.

Mail-order abortion businesses make it easier for abusive parents, partners and sex traffickers to force women to abort their unborn babies. Studies show a strong link between coercion, abuse and abortion, and without an in-person visit, it is even more difficult for abortionists to screen women for abuse.

A recent BBC survey found 15 percent of women of childbearing age in the UK felt pressured to have abortions that they did not want.

That pressure can come from employers, social workers, partners or parents. Coercion sometimes is coupled with abuse, and both mothers and their babies are abused and sometimes killed because the mother resisted pressure to have an abortion.

A 2014 study, “Associations Between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that intimate partner violence, including history of rape, sexual assault, contraception sabotage and coerced decision-making, was associated with abortion.

Another study by the Elliot Institute found a high rate of coerced and forced abortions among post-abortive women, as high as 64 percent.

Notably, a number of states have laws to protect women from abortion coercion. In 2022, Indiana passed a law to make sure abortion facilities inform women that coerced abortions are illegal and offer her resources, including the use of a telephone or an alternative exit from the facility to help escape a potential abuser. It also creates felony charges for anyone who coerces a woman into an abortion. Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the U.S., opposed the legislation, calling it “redundant” and “dangerous.”