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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included a charge of abortion against the Queens man arrested Friday in his pregnant girlfriend’s murder — but rescinded it because of Gov. Cuomo’s new Reproductive Health Act.
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.
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But a DA spokeswoman later The Post that the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”
So when Hobson was initially taken into custody, the DA was going to charge him with the murder of his girlfriend and also file a charge of Second Degree Abortion. (Yes, that’s what the law was called.) But part of the new infanticide law that Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed “removes abortion from the state’s criminal code and puts it into public health law.” This was the stated reason the District Attorney gave for dropping the second charge.
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If I’m reading this correctly, one would presume that if someone shoots or stabs a pregnant woman in the belly and she survives, but the baby dies, they will...
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