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The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it was declining to prosecute Yaribely Almonte but continuing to investigate. Prosecutors wouldn’t elaborate.

Ms. Almonte, 20, was arrested in November on the misdemeanor charge, which holds a woman accountable for forcibly causing a miscarriage when more than six months pregnant. Abortion is illegal after that point in New York, unless the procedure is necessary to save the woman’s life.

The charge is seldom brought and even more rarely results in conviction, state statistics show.

Authorities previously said they were exploring whether Ms. Almonte drank an herbal concoction billed as an abortion-causing tea. Herbal teas said to induce miscarriages have long been known and have remained somewhat common in Latin America in recent years.

From wire dispatches and staff reports