'Self-induced abortion' murder charge dropped against Texas woman who miscarried
Abortion rights activists rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sept. 11, 2021, in Austin, Texas. - Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images North America/TNS

The murder charge over a “self-induced abortion” has been dropped against a 26-year-old Texas woman. District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez announced Sunday that she is dropping the charges against Lizelle Herrera, just days after she was arrested in Starr County. Ramirez was arrested Thursday and charged after “intentionally and knowingly causing the death of an individual by self-induced abortion,” according to local officials. Few details were ever made public, including whether Herrera got the abortion herself or arranged it for someone else. It’s also unclear how far along the pregnancy wa...