Sunday, April 15, 2007

Under Arrest Update

This article is updated with more information. The woman "took more than 30 Tylenol and five 800-milligrams Motrins in an attempt to abort her 13-week-old fetus, according to police and court records."

From the article:
"The charge of second-degree self-abortion is a class B misdemeanor, carrying a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail. What does the law say?
Section 125.50 - A female is guilty of self-abortion in the second degree when, being pregnant, she commits or submits to an abortional act upon herself, unless such abortional act is justifiable pursuant to subdivision three of section 125.05."


ukrainiac said...


Just out of curiosity, seeking out an abortionist to do the same thing -- is that not technically self-abortion?

Mrs. Wingard said...

No - the law has to do with abortion as medical procedure.