16:55 07 February 2013
Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of Lib-Dem man Chris Huhne, who recently said he would step down from his post after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice, has claimed in court that Mr. Huhne encouraged her to have an abortion.
Ms. Pryce, who said she was pregnant in 1990 when she was still married to Mr. Huhne, explained that the reason was because Mr. Huhne allegedly said having the baby would have had an effect on his career.
Ms. Pryce said: “I got accidentally pregnant and obviously wanted to keep the baby because it was healthy - in fact, I quite like babies, that's why I have so many.”
She told the London court: “He absolutely resisted it, saying it was bad timing, bad financially, bad for his career to be tied down again.
“And despite my protestations, he got me to have an abortion, which I have regretted ever since.”
She also denied perverting the course of justice by taking Mr. Huhne’s speeding points in court. This relates to an incident that supposedly took place 10 years ago.
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