A man is awaiting his sentence and facing possible jail time after slipping abortion pills into his partner’s smoothie in a successful attempt to terminate her pregnancy.
The would-be-mother explained it was a desperate measure after his may attempts to get her to end her own pregnancy failed.
“He tried several times to convince me to have an abortion but it was not an option for me,” the 20-year-old woman, who lost her child in the 12th week of her pregnancy, said in a Norwegian court.
The man, who was brought to court on charges of infliction bodily harm and terminating a pregnancy without the mother’s consent, obtained the pills online.
“He imported these substances,” said prosecutor Kaja Strandfjord in court. “All of it was precisely and cynically planned.”
Additionally this wasn’t his first attempt to use this method and had tried the same thing before, but became concerned when it appeared to not have worked initially.
“I felt guilt and remorse, but I thought it was the only possible outcome” he said to the court, according to The Mirror.
He will be sentence on March 17, with the prosecution pushing for a seven year jail term.