Virginia Man Charged With Causing Girlfriend's Abortion With Spiked Drink
Daniel Riase, age 21, purchased two misoprostol pills online, crushed them, and put them in his girlfriend's drink. The woman, I-Sharii Best, began bleeding and drove herself to the hospital, where it was confirmed that she had lost the baby at 11 weeks.
Best told reporters that Raise had tried to pressure her into an abortion, but she had refused. Raise assaulted Best, but she dropped the charges when Raise began to pretend to be happy about the baby and supportive of Best's decision.
"I'm angry, and I'm upset, and I'm still a little shocked that it went this far," Best told a reporter. "He was acting like he was being supportive, but he was just putting on a front all along because he had already ordered the pills."
Riase faces ten to twenty years in prison if convicted. Best had taped a phone conversation in which he confessed to her what he had done. He is being held in Hampton City Jail without bond.
Prolifers, of course, are uniformly appalled at this -- though not particularly surprised. I imagine prochoice response will be all over the map, from "She saw this as her baby and he killed it -- they should throw the book at him!" to "It wasn't very nice, but it's not like he did any real harm." If they pay much attention at all. The abortion lobby doesn't tend to speak out on unwanted abortions.