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updated 6/9/2011 12:12:01 PM ET 2011-06-09T16:12:01

An Ohio man charged under a fetal homicide law has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking his pregnant girlfriend to an abortion clinic at gunpoint and trying to force her to get an abortion.

His girlfriend didn't want to go through with the procedure, and she has since delivered a healthy baby.

A judge sentenced Holt-Reid on Thursday to five years for attempted murder, five years for abduction and three years for a gun being involved.

Prosecutors in Columbus argued that 28-year-old Dominic Holt-Reid lacked remorse.

The judge rejected arguments from a defense attorney that Holt-Reid was guilty of much less serious domestic violence charges, such as aggravated menacing and coercion, and should have received a lighter sentence.

Prosecutors brought their case using a 1996 law that says a person can be found guilty of murder for causing the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

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