Abortion pill used as murder weapon

Tampa News Channel 5 reports, “Federal authorities arrested a Florida doctor’s son, who they said tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, killing their unborn child. John Andrew Weldon, 28, is now facing first-degree murder and interfering with interstate commerce charges.”

News Channel 5 reports:

“Lee said when she learned she was pregnant, Weldon took her to see his father, who is an obstetrician in Lutz.  A sonogram and blood test confirmed Lee was six-weeks pregnant. The next day, Weldon called his girlfriend with bad news.  Her blood test apparently showed she had a bacterial infection and she would need to take Amoxicillin to clear it up. On Good Friday, Lee said Weldon showed up at her Tampa home with a care package that included the bottle of antibiotics.  The label said the pills were Amoxycillin.”

FBI agents said Weldon admitted to switching the pills replacing them with Cytotec. Drugs.com states, “Cytotec may cause abortion, premature birth, or birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Life-threatening…” Weldon admitted scratching off any identifiers on the pills so Lee wouldn’t suspect anything.

On May 2nd, 2013 President Obama said he supports a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow girls aged 15 and older to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. “I’m very comfortable with the decision they’ve made right now, based on scientific evidence,” Obama said during a news conference in Mexico City. The Food and Drug Administration changed its rules, allowing for anyone 15 or older could begin buying one brand, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription — two years younger than the current age limit of 17.

Drugs.com states, “Do not use Plan B One-Step if you are already pregnant. Plan B One-Step will not terminate a pregnancy that has already begun (the fertilized egg has attached to the uterus). Plan B One-Step is not intended for use as a routine form of birth control and should not be used in this manner. Talk with your doctor about the many forms of birth control available. Do not give this medication to anyone younger than 15 years old. Contact a doctor for medical advice.”