Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Attempted murder charge in coerced abortion case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of pointing a handgun at his pregnant girlfriend and forcing her to drive to an abortion clinic has been charged with attempted murder under an Ohio law prohibiting the unlawful termination of a pregnancy, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Dominic L. Holt-Reid, 28, was arrested Oct. 6 as he waited for his girlfriend in the clinic's parking lot.

Columbus police initially charged him with kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon. A six-count Franklin County grand jury indictment returned Friday added other kidnapping and weapons counts, along with the attempted murder charge.

County prosecutor Ron O'Brien said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the attempted murder count was filed because Holt-Reid tried "at gunpoint to force her to have an abortion against her will."
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This is going to rattle some legal cages.

1 comment:

Visibilium said...

Where's the rattling? In Ohio, an unlawful pregnancy termination is one in which someone nullifies the mother's choice to carry. It doesn't pertain to a mother's choice to terminate.