Authorities have charged a doctor after his girlfriend alleged that he spiked her drink with an abortion pill to force her to end her pregnancy.
Brook Fiske told WROC-TV that she and Sikander Imran, a doctor, had been dating on and off for three years. Shortly after Imran moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, for a new job, Fiske told him she was pregnant.
"He didn't want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion, which I didn't want to do," Fiske told WROC.
Fiske said when she was 17 weeks pregnant she traveled to Virginia to visit Imran and discuss raising the child. She said he then spiked her tea with the abortifacient drug Misoprostol.
"When I was drinking my tea in the evening, I got to the bottom of the cup, there was a gritty substance in there," Fiske said. "And when I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up."
Fiske said she soon began having contractions, and when she confronted Imran, "He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did.”
She was taken to a hospital but went into labor and lost her baby, a boy. Fiske said a nurse confirmed Misoprostol had been found in her system.
"According to the nurse at the hospital, it's 200 milligrams to induce labor," Fiske said, "so he gave me 800."
According to WROC, Imran was taken into custody and charged with "cause of abortion and premeditated killing of a fetus of another."
His trial was initially scheduled to begin this week, but court documents state that he will face additional charges, and his trial is now scheduled for March 12 in Rochester, New York.
Fiske said she felt “very betrayed and devastated” by the loss of her child, but she found some closure when she testified in court against Imran in June.
"It was very empowering for me to face him and say what he had done, and look him in the face while I said that," she said.