Woman faces prison for buying abortion pill for daughter in Northern Ireland
A woman in Northern Ireland faces up to five years in prison for obtaining abortion pills for her teenage daughter.
The 38-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is set to go on trial on November 18.
The girl is reported to have been in a physically and mentally abusive relationship when she became pregnant, and turned to her mother for help to have an abortion.
However, when they visited the GP for aftercare, a series of referrals led to the mother being called for interview by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) then deemed it in the public interest to prosecute the mother under Section 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.