THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, this is John Andrew Welden and he admitted to giving his girlfriend the abortion drug Cytotec, telling her it was instead amoxicillin for an infection she didn’t really have. Within hours, his girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, miscarried the 6-week-old embryo that she had already named Memphis. Welden’s reasons had included having another girlfriend, and being overwhelmed by the notion of having a child when he didn’t intend to marry the mother. Welden has now been sentenced to 13 years and eight months in a federal prison (likely a minimum-security work camp) for the crime. He has also been ordered to pay $28,000 in restitution to Lee. Welden will serve three years of probation after his future release.
John, next time go the easy route and be honest. Remee Jo Lee could have made for a good single mother.- nik