A man in the UK has been sentenced to six years in jail after forcing abortion pills into his mistress. The child was born alive.
Ahmed Raofi, 29, became enraged when lover Irene Santos refused to terminate their unborn child, so he hatched a plan to kill the foetus without her consent.
After hours of internet research, Raofi bought packets Misoprostol online and invited Ms Santos to his flat in Edgware, northwest London, on April 9, with the promise of sex, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.
He then pounced when Ms Santos was on the bed, taping her hands, feet, and mouth when she began to scream out for help.
Within a few hours, Ms Santon - a Filipino national working in Britain - began getting crippling cramps.
She miscarried the 19-week-old foetus, which was still breathing and showed signs of life, paramedics told the court.
The baby survived for ten minutes outside the womb.