A mother has been sentenced to 12 to 18 months in prison for obtaining “abortion pills” from a European website and giving them to her 16-year-old daughter, who wanted to end her pregnancy. Jennifer Ann Whalen, 39, pleaded guilty in August to violating a Pennsylvania state law that abortions must be performed by a physician and was sentenced Friday. Whalen, who is a single mother and a nursing home aide, said her daughter did not have insurance to cover a hospital abortion and that the closest clinic was 74 miles away, in Harrisburg. In addition to her jail sentence, Whalen will be forced to pay a fine of $1,000. The maximum penalty in Pennsylvania for violating the physicians-only abortion law is seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.