Teenager's Home Abortion May Spur Charges A Massachusetts teen who ended a pregnancy with a do-it-yourself abortion may be charged with murder/homicide. The Dominican immigrant took a drug commonly used to treat ulcers to end her pregnancy — a practice commonly used in other countries. Authorities say the charges will hinge on how far along her pregnancy was.

Teenager's Home Abortion May Spur Charges

Teenager's Home Abortion May Spur Charges

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A Massachusetts teen who ended a pregnancy with a do-it-yourself abortion may be charged with murder/homicide. The Dominican immigrant took a drug commonly used to treat ulcers to terminate her pregnancy — a practice commonly used in other countries.

Authorities say the charges will hinge on how far along the girl's pregnancy was.

But advocates say the case exposes the health-care system's failure to educate and inform young people about legal abortion.