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Woman is given probation after abortion rights dispute

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CLEVELAND — A woman who says a judge sentenced her to prison to keep her from having an abortion was resentenced Friday to probation.

A new judge told Yuriko Kawaguchi she was getting a break, considering that she got caught buying more than $16,000 worth of computer equipment with fake credit cards. Two associates who had planned to sell the goods are serving six-year terms.

Kawaguchi, 23, gave birth to a daughter, Katherine, now 17 months old, while appealing her original six-month sentence. She was released on bond too late to get a legal abortion, she said.