A woman who took poison she bought on the internet to terminate her unborn son has been jailed.
Natalie Towers, 24, of Adams Street, Shildon, County Durham, collapsed wailing in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court when she was sentenced to serve two years and six months behind bars.
Mr Justice Jay said: “This offence does involve extinguishing life about to begin.”
He gave her credit for admitting the charge of administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriage while 32-34 weeks’ pregnant at a previous hearing, but said an immediate custodial sentence had to be passed and it could not be suspended.
OK, so it’s not called murder but does anyone doubt that this is the right decision?