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Fertility Doctor’s Son Charged with Murdering Unborn Child

Gil Sanchez Valencia

Federal prosecutors have charged a fertility doctor’s son with first degree-murder for tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking a drug that terminated the pregnancy of her six-week-old fetus, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Authorities say John Andrew Welden, 28, forged his father’s signature on his prescription pad, and then told the woman she was taking an antibiotic. 

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