Jailed woman charged with endangering fetus drops suit seeking an abortion
An Alabama woman denied an abortion after her arrest for allegedly exposing her fetus to methamphetamine and Adderall has dropped her July 20 lawsuit seeking the procedure.
The 29-year-old, identified only as “Jane Doe,” said Friday that she had changed her mind and no longer wanted an abortion, the New York Times reports. She was arrested this summer after a judge revoked bond in a pending drug case and she was charged with chemical endangerment of a child. The Associated Press also has a story.
The sheriff had refused to transport the woman for an abortion because she didn’t have a court order and there was no medical emergency. After the woman sued, District Attorney Christopher Connolly sought to end the woman’s parental rights.
Connolly told the Times that the woman had agreed to enter a drug rehab program. If the woman completes the program, county officials will end their bid to end her parental rights and might drop the child endangerment charge, Connolly said.