The right to choose

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She was excited to be pregnant, excited enough that she brought the new sonogram of her unborn child to show coworkers.

But hours later that day in late March, R.L. -- as she came to be known in the pile of criminal court documents that followed -- felt sick, with cramping and pain.

R.L. went home and bled heavily the next day. She began to suspect the antibiotics her boyfriend had given her weren't really antibiotics at all.

Then, on March 31, doctors in Tampa, Fla., confirmed the worst: Her unborn child was dead.

Her boyfriend, James Andrew Welden, had given her an ulcer pill that, as a side effect, can induce abortion.

Welden, 28, pleaded guilty in federal court in Tampa on Monday to an elaborate plot to end R.L.'s pregnancy.,0,1624718.story