Knowingly giving someone Rx medication that has not been prescribed to them by switching the medication seems like a big no-no. If I read the above correctly that is what he is charged with, and that’s up to 15 yrs, but since it was a drug, as opposed to a guitar, it would seem like it should be more serious and in it’s own category.
Interesting that the initial charge was murder, since they have no injury/death to fetus status, and he pleaded it down. This would tend to indicate that in this case the fetus would be considered a person and needed no such ‘injury to fetus’ law and could go directly for murder.
The other aspect, morally & perhaps civilly, is we have given the woman the sole right to choice, which he removed from her. What is the difference here if she was given this pill for the abortion or drugged and forced to undergo a surgical abortion? Are not both a form of practicing medicine w/o a license nor consent?