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Florida Man Gets Nearly 14 Years in Abortion Pill Case

A Tampa man has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for tricking his pregnant ex-girlfriend into taking a pill he believed would cause her to have a miscarriage

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    John Andrew Welden

    A Tampa man has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for tricking his pregnant ex-girlfriend into taking a pill he believed would cause her to have a miscarriage.

    A federal judge sentenced John Andrew Welden on Monday. The man pleaded guilty in September to tampering with a consumer product and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He had faced a possible life sentence if convicted of his original charge, killing an unborn child.


    Prosecutors say Welden forged a signature last year on a prescription for a pill used to induce labor. He relabeled a pill bottle as an antibiotic and told his then-girlfriend to take the pills. She was six or seven weeks pregnant when she miscarried.

    Welden admitted in a plea agreement that he forged the signature of his father, who is a Tampa-area obstetrician.