Drug court lends woman money for abortion

A county prosecutor is criticizing the decision by a special court for drug offenders to lend a woman $275 to have an abortion.

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio says he'll stop sending cases to the county's Adult Drug Court if it happens again.

A drug court counselor loaned the woman money because her parents had disowned her after she had a child and she became pregnant again. The woman had been in drug treatment for 18 months and the counselor was concerned she would relapse into drug use without the abortion.

It was not immediately clear when the loan occurred. It came from a fund created by a $5 weekly fee that drug court defendants pay.

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