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Mum takes drug to induce abortion, Poplar inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:55 05 October 2010

A MUM who lost her baby after giving birth two months early had taken drugs she bought over the internet to induce an abortion, an inquest heard

By Gemma Collins

A MUM who lost her baby after giving birth two months early had taken drugs she bought over the internet to induce an abortion, an inquest heard.

The 21-year-old who gave birth when she was only 28 weeks pregnant took the abortion drug Misoprostol twice in a desperate attempt to get rid of her baby.

The little girl, Ines Pinto, died seven days later in the Royal London Hospital’s Neonatal Unit in Whitechapel.

Poplar Coroner’s Court heard that Ayssusa Mira Pinto, who lives on a small island off the coast of Africa, had been staying with her brother at Leyton in East London for only a few weeks when she went into labour on October 27 last year.

The baby’s father, 21-year-old Sarbra Neves, had gone to America to study and the couple had decided they would give their child up for adoption.

Miss Pinto was arrested on suspicion of intending to procure miscarriage, but was released with a caution.

Coroner Dr Andrew Reid concluded Ines had died from natural causes. He said: “Ines Pinto’s mother had obtained a drug to procure her own miscarriage. But it couldn’t be proven whether she died because of her mother’s self-administration of that drug.”

A narrative verdict was recorded.


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