This woman who used tax payer money to get a late term abortion at 22 weeks begins her trial today. But why is she on trial? For killing her unborn child that was almost able to survive outside of the womb and very developed?
No, she is on trial for lying to get her abortion funded by tax payers. The reason she gave will prove just how messed up she is.
The trial for a Phoenix woman accused of faking cancer so she could get a taxpayer-funded, late-term abortion started Thursday morning. Chalice Renee Zeitner is accused of forging medical documents in order to persuade her OB-GYN to terminate her second-trimester pregnancy, according to AZCentral.com. During opening statements, Zeitner’s attorney told jurors that his client honestly believed she was gravely ill at the time of the 2010 abortion.
Prosecutors in Arizona painted a different picture. They contend she forged documents so as to convince her doctor that her abortion was medically necessary and qualified for state Medicaid (which is called Arizona Care Cost Containment System). Zeitner claimed she had stage IV sarcoma, and was scheduled to go to Boston to have tumors removed in her abdomen and lower spine, according to the Attorney General’s Office. She claimed that if she didn’t have the abortion, her life would be in danger, according to prosecutors. They say they later discovered by checking in with the Massachusetts doctor that he had never met Zeitner nor treated her for cancer.
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