Lawyer Allegedly Spiked Wife’s Drinks in Attempt To Induce Abortion
(ConservativeHub.com) – For many pregnant women, there’s nothing more terrifying than the thought of losing their baby. So, when a Houston woman, Catherine Herring, suspected her husband of drugging her while she was carrying their child, she took matters into her own hands. While she gave birth to a happy and healthy baby, she’s still ensuring she serves justice where it’s due.
According to an affidavit prepared on May 25, 2022, Mason Herring, a lawyer from Houston, repeatedly tried to drug his wife with an abortion-inducing drug beginning on March 17, 2022. The couple had separated and he was reportedly seeing someone else. However, Catherine announced she was pregnant, and soon after, her husband repeatedly told her how unhappy he was about it because he said it would “make him look like a jerk.”
On March 17, 2022, Mason provided his pregnant wife with a cloudy cup of water, insisting she finish it. Later, she began having cramps, diarrhea and bleeding, so she took herself to the ER.
Catherine refused to drink future beverages from her husband and kept samples of them as evidence instead. She also found an open pack of a drug containing Misoprostol, a drug prescribed to cause an abortion, in the trash. Putting this all together, she went to the police.
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According to Law & Crime, an obstetrician-gynecologist said that the drug Mason slipped to Catherine’s drink “could be used to terminate a pregnancy,” but was also known to cause other health issues. The doctor asserted that providing an unknown amount of the drug to someone would count as an assault.
Authorities charged Mason Herring with two felonies, assault of a pregnant person and assault to force abortion, the latter stemming from a law passed earlier this year. Just one of the charges could send him to prison for up to 10 years.
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