Derby Crown Court heard Georgia Day had a sexual relationship with the man and offered to get the abortion pills free after her lover’s partner became pregnant
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A woman asked doctors for abortion pills so her lover could give them to his pregnant partner after getting cold feet from becoming a father.
Georgia Day repeatedly lied about being pregnant in order to get the abortion pills so she could then give them to the man.
The court heard that Day – who was 21 at the time of the crime – was having a sexual relationship with the man she had known for many years.
However, in March 2020, her lover’s longtime partner became pregnant.
He originally wanted a child, but then hesitated because he wanted to finish his studies and travel, reports the Derby Telegraph.
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Prosecutor Julia King told Derby Crown Court that after his partner refused to arrange an abortion, the man reached out to female friends and offered them thousands of abortion pills to give to his partner.
According to Ms. King, Day offered to do this for free.
Day contacted the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and lied about her pregnancy before repeating the untruths during a telephone consultation.
She got doctors to mail their early-stage abortion pills, a service that began during the coronavirus pandemic.
Searching the internet history on Day’s phone revealed that she had searched for “giving someone else abortion pills,” “man laced pregnant woman’s pills with abortion pills,” and “size of baby at four weeks,” and searched whether this illegal was secretly giving someone abortion pills.
Further analysis also revealed that Day had sought to see if a doctor could determine if abortion pills had induced a miscarriage.
But her plan was discovered by the pregnant woman when she discovered the pill box under her bed.
She texted Day asking questions but couldn’t get any replies as Day meanwhile made a note on her phone: “I thought I was pregnant, I got the pills but by the time they arrived my period had started.
“[The man] knew I had them and asked for them. I don’t know why, but I gave it to him.”
Ms King said it was clear such a note was a prepared apology from Day should police arrest her and that the pills were ordered with “anticipation and expectation” that the man would use them on his partner.
Day – who has no other convictions to her name – did not comment in a police interview on May 25, 2020.
The 23-year-old later pleaded guilty to conspiring to obtain the physical means to cause a miscarriage.
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The male lover was acquitted after a trial, while his pregnant partner gave birth to a healthy baby later in 2020.
Lauren Fisher, who is defending herself, said her client made a “terrible mistake” and that reports from the probation service showed she was at very low risk of recidivism and had shown “sincere remorse” for the offence.
She said: “Miss Day was 21 then, now 23 and this is a matter which has undoubtedly occupied her mind since she made the mistake.
“This mistake may have been made out of naivety or without proper consideration of the consequences, not just for them [pregnant woman] but for Miss Day herself.
“But there is now significant regret from her since this happened, which is mainly reflected in her guilty plea. She didn’t know [the pregnant woman]with whom she was in some kind of relationship [the man].
“She said no at first, but for reasons she may not be able to fathom now, she decided to get the pills and give them to him. It’s something that will stay with her for the rest of her life.
“This is a young lady with her whole life ahead of her. The offense is now of a certain age.
“She has not molested the court before and has not molested the court since. It was a terrible mistake.”
Recorder Dean Crowe gave Day a suspended sentence, saying: “The Crown alleges that Miss Day was involved in obtaining the abortion tablets.
“It looks like you’ve found common ground [with the man]. I accept that there was genuine affection between you.
“Perhaps it was that affection that made you foolishly agree to do what you did.
“You are very lucky. Your actions were very stupid, but I accept that you are unlikely to repeat them in the future.”
Day, of Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months. She also has to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim’s premium.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-21-asked-doctors-abortion-26963161 Woman, 21, asked doctors for abortion pills for her lover's pregnant partner