Teenager Faces Criminal Charges for Abortion

By Alicia Dennis on
In Queensland, Australia, a 19-year-old woman has been charged with self-aborting her fetus. Tegan Simone Leach allegedly arranged for a family member to procure and smuggle the abortion drug misoprostol from a doctor in the Ukraine. According to Police, Ms. Leach successfully terminated the pregnancy at 60 days using the pill.Pro-choice lobbyists in Australia are railing against the charges, which are believed to be the first of their kind in the country. Abortion is legal in Queensland, but...Read Full Story