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Slipping woman the abortion pill under the guise of giving her iron pills and vitamins

by | May 28, 2024

By Dave Andrusko

I strongly suspect—would wager a hefty sum—that there are many unreported incidences of boyfriends and husbands slipping women abortifacients, such as mifepristone and less commonly misoprostol. Used together, the two drugs account from upwards of 60% of all abortions performed in the United States.

Robert Kawada, 43, of Brookline, Massachusetts in the latest case of a man telling his pregnant girlfriend “that he was giving her iron pills and vitamins” according to WCBB. “Authorities said the medication was actually intended to end the pregnancy.”

Kawada was arrested Friday by Watertown Police. He is scheduled to be arraigned today and is “charged with poisoning, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a pregnant person and assault and battery on a household or family member.”

“After the victim had been given the pills, one of which is believed to be Misoprostol, the victim suffered a miscarriage,” the Middlesex district attorney’s office said in a news release. 

“This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Watertown Police,” both agencies said in a joint statement.

Earlier this year CVS and Walgreens, in selected locations, started selling abortion pills with a prescription.

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