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Cops: NY Doctor Chokes Woman, Forces Her To Swallow Abortion Pill After She Says She's Pregnant

ROSENDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A New York anesthesiologist choked a woman and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant, police said.

Deputies responded Wednesday night to a "no voice'' 911 call from a home in the town of Rosendale, 60 miles south of Albany, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.

Thomas Pfeiffer, 44, of Red Hook had choked the woman and forced her to swallow a 'Plan B' pill that could cause an abortion after she told him a home pregnancy test had come out positive, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to her throat and neck, police said. She was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

Pfeiffer was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree abortion and assault.

He's being held in the county jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

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