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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gross

I saw this article at http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/mar/06032105.html. And find it truly appalling. How can you be so distraught over the life of a child that you created? She should have given the baby up for adoption. Disgusting....

Woman Sues For Wrongful Birth of Surviving Twin After Failed Abortion
By Gudrun Schultz

PERTH, United Kingdom, March 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A young woman who gave birth to a daughter, after a failed abortion left one of her twins still alive, is suing for damages against the hospital that carried out the procedure.
Stacy Dow, 21 years old, discovered she was pregnant with twins when she was 16, reported the BBC yesterday. She decided to abort her babies. Following the abortion she was given a contraceptive injection and told to expect weight gain and irregular menstruation as side effects.
When she went to her doctor months later, she found one child had survived the abortion. Ms. Dow was only seven weeks away from giving birth. At that late stage of pregnancy she could not have another abortion. Late-term abortions are illegal in the UK unless the mother's life is in danger.
Ms. Dow is suing the Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust for £250,000. She wants to cover the "financial burden" of raising her five-year-old daughter, Jayde.
She also wants compensation for being forced into the difficulties of being a single mother, for the emotional and psychological distress she suffered after discovering she was still pregnant, and for the "pain and discomfort" of having her daughter by Caesarean section.
The hospital wants the claim thrown out. Hospital officials say Ms. Dow's daughter is "normal and healthy", and £250,000 is an excessive claim. They also say no contract between the hospital and Ms. Dow was entered into, and she was never guaranteed a successful abortion.

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

What a c*nt!

I'll bet her daughter has such a loving, secure home!

Yeesh.

Gingers Mom said...

I know. That poor little girl.

annabanana5 said...

she is the one who made the choices, it is sad to see that people kill babies simply because they are "inconvenient"

Gingers Mom said...

Absolutely, anabanana!

Tracy said...

As somebody who has "killed" a baby because it was "inconvenient"
I'd say it might be better to not pass judgement until you've walked a mile in her shoes

Gingers Mom said...

Tracy, that may very well be true. However, to be holding on to that anger and still choosing to raise a child that she CLEARLY does not want, is a selfish choice.

DreadPyrateRobert said...

Addionally, eliminating the child is never a valid answer. Whatever evil life may throw at you was not the child's fault. Inconvenient or not a child is a blessing, if you don't want it, give it up - not destroy it.

Trailady said...

That is SO incredibly dispicable! And there are SO many women out there who want a baby with all their hearts & can't have one. This woman got a surprise and now she's suing.
This goes back to the selfish gratification mentality that so many have these days. If I want to have sex with every Jim-bob in the county I will and if I get preggers, oh well, I'll just abort. Very sad! Sadder still is that it's 2006 and in so many states the kids who live in small towns have NOTHING to do all summer except experiment with sex.
Guess I'm a little old fashioned, but if someone thinks they're big enough to bed down with somebody, then they'd best be prepared to take care of a baby. Sorry to rant like this, but this story was disturbing- gets my Irish temper going...