UK – Jailing women for abortion ‘unlikely to be just’

Oct 18, 2023
By Susie Rack & PA Media, BBC News, West Midlands

A senior court has said jailing women for abortion-related crimes was "unlikely" to be a "just outcome" after a mother's sentence was reduced.

In a 17-page ruling, the Court of Appeal explained why Carla Foster's prison term was lowered from 28 months to 14 months suspended in July.

The mother-of-three from Staffordshire had admitted illegally procuring abortion pills during lockdown.