Florida police have arrested the son of a fertility doctor they claim tricked his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion drug to kill their unborn child. 28-year-old John Andrew Welden is now looking at first-degree murder and interfering with interstate commerce charges. According to court documents, Welden swapped out Remee Lee’s antibiotics with abortion pills, specifically Cytotec.
"I was never going to do anything but go full term with it, and he didn't want me to," said Lee, 26.
When Lee began to suspect that she was pregnant, Welden took her to see his father. A sonogram and blood test confirmed Lee was six-weeks pregnant. Welden then told her that her blood test also revealed she had a bacterial infection and she would need to take Amoxicillin to clear it up. The next day he showed up with a care package including a bottle of bills.
Prosecutors say Welden forged his father’s signature on a prescription for Cytotec, and then put those bills in a bottle that he labeled as "Amoxicillin."
"He told me to keep taking them,” Lee said. “I was supposed to take three a day for days.” Welden’s father is not accused of any crime.
Doctors told Lee her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat after she went to a local hospital because of severe cramping and excessive vaginal bleeding.
Weldon's defense attorney characterized his client’s actions as "aberrant" but also said that Weldon has no criminal history. He faces up to life in prison, Fox News reported.