Woman Suing Hospital Because Abortion Didn't Kill Her Baby
An Italian woman is suing a hospital in Milan because her child is alive.
The woman had an abortion at the hospital in April 2013, but it failed to kill her unborn baby and she later gave birth to a healthy infant. Now, she wants the hospital to pay her €211,000, plus a monthly stipend because her unborn baby did not die.
The woman, 37, is a single mother of three. She said she had the abortion because she was afraid the child’s father would not support her; she also is disabled and has Crohn’s disease. She was initially told that the medical abortion went as planned. However, when she returned to the hospital a month later, tests showed that the baby was still alive inside her. She was told that at that stage only a surgical abortion was available.
Despite fears that her chronic inflammatory illness would endanger her life and that of her baby, the mother turned down the surgical abortion and gave birth to a healthy child in December 2013. The woman’s lawyers said she is struggling more financially now that she has her third child. They said her health condition is worse and she is unemployed.
“Of course, she loves her child and is happy in that sense, but it’s tough; this is a woman who already had health problems and financial problems, and for a child you have to make a lot of sacrifices … ” her lawyer, Valentina Valente, told The Local.
LifeNews. July 19.