Feb 8 2013
Chris Huhne's ex-wife insisted on having her fifth child, despite her husband demanding she have an abortion, a court has heard.
Vicky Pryce said she was booked for a termination of her youngest child when she fell pregnant in 1992, but at the last minute refused to go.
On Thursday the 60-year-old revealed Huhne pressured her into having an abortion when she fell pregnant accidentally in 1990.
Giving evidence at her trial for perverting the course of justice by taking Huhne's speeding points, Pryce said the 58-year-old ordered her to have an abortion in 1990, saying it was "bad for his career".
The economist claims Huhne later pressured her into taking speeding points for him in 2003 so he could avoid losing his licence.
Southwark Crown Court heard that after the termination in 1990, Pryce fell pregnant accidentally two years later, and insisted on keeping the baby.
She had two children from a previous marriage and two with Huhne at the time.