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Abortion pills case due for trial in November

Laganside Court in Belfast

The trial of a woman being prosecuted for obtaining abortion pills which she gave to her teenage daughter is due to take place in November.

The 38-year old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with procuring and supplying a poison with intent to procure a miscarriage.

Both offences relate to a period between June 30 and July 30, 2013.

The case was listed for mention at Belfast Crown Court today which prompted Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland to ask if a trial date could be fixed after which November 18 was earmarked.

Although no details of the case have emerged, it is understood the woman has been charged with obtaining abortion pills for her 15-year old daughter.

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