The incident sounds like it is a scene out of a movie, but unfortunately, it really happened.
Woman Tricked Into Taking Abortion Pills
Brooke Fiske, a 37-year-old nurse, claimed that her on-and-off 32-year-old boyfriend for three years, Sikander Imran, tricked her into taking abortion pills, causing her to lose their baby.
Imran, a doctor who took up his studies in Pakistan, relocated from Rochester, New York to Arlington, Virginia for a new job in 2016 when Fiske found out that she was pregnant with his child.
When Fiske told Imran, the doctor was not happy to hear the news. He did not want the baby, and he unsuccessfully tried to get Fiske to have an abortion.
When she was 17 weeks pregnant, Fiske decided to meet with Imran in Arlington to discuss how they were going to raise their baby. However, Fiske did not realize that it was a trip that she should not have taken.
One night in Arlington, Fiske was drinking tea when she noticed that there was something at the bottom of the cup. She described it as a gritty substance, and upon a closer look, she saw that it was a ground up pill.
"He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did," Fiske said.
A few hours after the drinking the tea, Fiske started to feel contractions. She was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late as she lost her baby boy to a miscarriage.
A blood test conducted on Fiske revealed that her body contained a significant amount of Misoprostol, an abortion pill. It takes only 200 milligrams of the drug to induce labor, but Imran gave her 800 milligrams.
The amount of the drug showed Imran's desperation. In addition to the excessive dosage of the Misoprostol, the abortion pill was only used for abortions up to only 12 weeks in pregnancy. Any more beyond that increased the risk that complications may happen.
Imran Arrested For Forced Abortion
Imran was arrested on May 24. The doctor was charged with "cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus of another," court documents stated.
Fiske last saw Imran in June, when she appeared in court to testify against her former boyfriend.
Imran remains in the Arlington County Detention Center, where he awaits his court date of March 12 next year. According to Virginia law, drugging a woman to harm her pregnancy is punishable by two to 10 years imprisonment, while willfully killing a fetus is punishable by up to 40 years behind bars.