Texas DA says murder charge in abortion case will be dropped

A Texas district attorney says he will ask a judge to dismiss a murder charge against a woman over a self-induced abortion.

Lizelle Herrera was arrested Thursday in Rio Grande City after a Starr County grand jury indicted her on March 30 for murder for causing the death of a fetus or embryo through a self-induced abortion.

District Attorney Gocha Allen Ramirez said Sunday that his office will seek to dismiss the charge on Monday.

In a statement, he said that after reviewing applicable state law, it was clear that the 26-year-old woman “cannot and should not be prosecuted for the allegation against her.”

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