‘I felt like a criminal’: Record number of women facing illegal abortion investigations

One woman says she's still struggling with the impact the police investigation had on her life, even though the case has now been dropped.

By Mollie Malone, news correspondent
Monday 17 June 2024

Sarah's front room is filled with pictures of her smiling baby. He's now 18 months old. But for almost a year, she was investigated on suspicion of illegally trying to abort him.

In January 2023, Sarah (not her real name) had just delivered her baby prematurely. She called 999 but before paramedics turned up, police came knocking at her door.

"The front room was just full of police," Sarah tells Sky News. "I felt like a criminal."

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