Abortion charged dropped against man accused of murdering his pregnant girl friend in New York
Prosecutors initially included a charge of abortion against the Queens man arrested Friday in his pregnant girlfriend’s murder — but rescinded it because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new Reproductive Health Act.Will men who impregnate their girlfriends be allowed to abort their babies? That appears to be the case in New York. The accused in this case is still facing a murder charge, but would the DA's reasoning about the Cuomo abortion law apply to an attack that was sort of murder of the mother but killed the baby in the womb?
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown sent out a press release saying Anthony Hobson, 48, would be charged with second-degree abortion as well as murder in Sunday’s fatal stabbing of Jennifer Irigoyen, 35.
But a DA spokeswoman later told The Post that the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”