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Alleged bid to abort leads to baby's death

Amber Abreu, 18, with her public defender, Amanda Barker, at her arraignment yesterday, is being held on $15,000 bail. Amber Abreu, 18, with her public defender, Amanda Barker, at her arraignment yesterday, is being held on $15,000 bail. (DEBORAH HAMMOND/ASSOCIATED PRESS/POOL)
By Brian R. Ballou and Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / January 25, 2007

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LAWRENCE -- An 18-year-old Dominican immigrant was charged yesterday with illegally taking prescription anti-ulcer pills to induce an abortion, a risky technique common in her native land that resulted in the death of her premature baby. (Full article: 970 words)

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