Share “Cleveland County prosecutors decline to...”

Cleveland County prosecutors decline to file charges in Oklahoma abortion investigation

Prosecutors in Cleveland County on Thursday declined to file charges against a teenager who police said performed an abortion on herself.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm •  Published: June 5, 2014
Advertisement

— Prosecutors in Cleveland County on Thursday declined to file charges against a teenager who police said performed an abortion on herself.

Oklahoma City police said that in 2012, a 16-year-old intentionally took medication to induce an abortion. Because the woman was a juvenile at the time, police did not release her name.

Oklahoma law prohibits anyone but a licensed physician from terminating a pregnancy.

Police presented the case to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors determined there was not sufficient evidence to file charges at this time, office spokeswoman Rhonda Bailey said.

The woman was not arrested, police said. It was not immediately clear how police learned of the case.

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Everything you need to know about the GOP debate
  2. 2
    The cheapest time to book your holiday travel
  3. 3
    Highest paid actor has been there before
  4. 4
    ‘Real Housewives’ star arrested for shoplifting
  5. 5
    75-year-old ends life so she won't grow old
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending crime Article