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(NEWSER) – A Pennsylvania mom who helped her 16-year-old daughter end an unwanted pregnancy is going to spend up to 18 months behind bars. Single mother Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, was sentenced Friday to between 12 and 18 months under a state law that says only doctors can carry out abortions, reports Reuters.

Whalen obtained miscarriage-inducing "abortion pills" online from a company in Europe, and she took her daughter to the hospital when she suffered pain and bleeding after taking the pills. She pleaded guilty last month.

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