Queens district attorney drops abortion charge in queens murder case, causes debate
Feb 11, 2019 02:04 PM EST
As Democrats in New York last month celebrated Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's signing of a law expanding abortion rights in the state, anti-abortion campaigners predicted it would eliminate criminal penalties for violence that ends women's pregnancies.
The debate resurfaced over the weekend after the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown, cited the Reproductive Health Act as the reason for dropping an abortion charge against a man who the police say fatally stabbed his former girlfriend when she was 14 weeks pregnant.