Ohio man faces 20 years in abortion-gunpoint case
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge is ready to sentence a man charged under a fetal homicide law for taking his pregnant girlfriend to an abortion clinic at gunpoint.
Dominic Holt-Reid pleaded guilty in April to attempted murder, weapons and abduction counts after police said he pulled a gun on his girlfriend in October and forced her to drive to the clinic.
He faces 20 years in prison at a hearing Thursday before Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Sheeran.
Holt-Reid’s girlfriend did not go through with the procedure but instead passed a note to a clinic employee, who called police.
She has since delivered a healthy baby.
Prosecutors charged Holt-Reid using a 1996 law that says a person can be found guilty of murder for causing the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
Of course we are happy this man is going to prison but are dumbfounded that the very people who called the police would have been happy to kill the baby if the mom wanted that. Just because the mother of a child decided she does not want a child does not give her the right to say that child is not a human person. In order for this man to be charged with attempted murder, the child in the womb must be a human person.
While this clinic called the police on this man, they are happy to accept money from others to kill their children. I only wish all the other children being murdered their were able to hand a notes to someone pleading with them to call the police.
While the children in their mother’s wombs cannot plead for help, we can do so on their behalf. We know that thousands of children will be taken into so called “clinics” like this every day; only to be taken out in a trash can. We know it is happening and we have a responsibility to stand up and be a voice for them.
Stand True – Raise Your Voice.