A backstreet abortionist wept in court yesterday when she was jailed for one year for terminating a teenager's pregnancy. Li Fung-tsz, 40, carried out the operation at her unregistered clinic in Tsz Wan Shan. After the abortion she flushed the foetus down the toilet. Prosecutor Frederic Whitehouse said Li charged the 19-year-old government clerk $1,800 for the termination and $200 for an anaesthetic. When police raided the clinic last summer they found pills which could be used to induce an abortion and gynaecological instruments covered in blood. Li, who denied performing the abortion on a date between March and May last year, was convicted by a High Court jury yesterday. Her counsel, Selwyn Au, told the court it was an unusual offence as most girls who could not get a legal abortion in Hong Kong went to China for the operation. He said Li had trained as a doctor on the mainland. The court heard the mother of two had already been fined $20,000 for managing the clinic and unlawful possession of antibiotics and medical drugs. Passing sentence, Deputy Judge Wayne Wilson said: 'Any activity whereby an unregistered medical practitioner deals with this kind of operation must be discouraged.'