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Canadian Woman Compensated for Botched Abortion Leaving Her Pregnant
http://lifenews.com ^ | July 22, 2004 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/22/2004 3:44:42 PM PDT by cpforlife.org

by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor July 22, 2004

Prince George, Canada (LifeNews.com) -- A Canadian woman who had an abortion and found out she was still pregnant three months later has been awarded compensation in a medical malpractice case.

The woman, now 37, gave birth to the baby in 1997, according to a CBC report, and has been raising the child ever since.

In 1996, she discovered she was pregnant, despite using birth control. Holding low-paying jobs and barely able to make ends meet for herself and her two children, she decided to have an abortion.

After a referral from her family doctor, she went to Prince George Regional Hospital and Ronald Harold Dabbs assured her the abortion would be successful, according to the CBC report.

Three months later, she told him she was still pregnant. Dabbs then offered to pay for a late-term abortion at an abortion business in Seattle, but she refused.

As a result of the lawsuit, Judge Glen Parrett decided in the woman's favor and awarded her $55,000 in damages and for "emotional turmoil." He also awarded her an additional $5,000 for loss of income as a result of taking time of from work for the birth of the baby.

The CBC reported that Judge Parrett turned down her request for compensation for the baby's upbringing. He said the woman would have "the joy she derives from the presence of this child in her life."

Dabbs was found guilty of several medical mistakes, including failing to read lab reports correctly that showed the abortion was likely incomplete.

Barry Hagen, who also performs abortions at the Canadian hospital, told Judge Parrett that Dabbs failed to follow proper procedures, including failing to remove the woman's IUD prior to performing the abortion.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortionismurder; abortionsurvivors; holocaust

1 posted on 07/22/2004 3:44:43 PM PDT by cpforlife.org
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
PING

Please let me know if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

2 posted on 07/22/2004 3:46:26 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (Abortion is the Choice of Satan, the father of lies and a MURDERER from the beginning.)
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To: cpforlife.org

Maybe she should have her tubes tied now (or use birth control).


3 posted on 07/22/2004 3:48:48 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: cpforlife.org

maybe there's a job for that Professor Singer wacko up in Canada.we could export one of our nuts since they sent us
Michael Moore.


4 posted on 07/22/2004 3:50:47 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece-leaks to China,shills for France,what's in that guy's undapants?)
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To: cpforlife.org

Was the child okay after the botched abortion or isn't that important. It looks like it's all about the abortion not done properly and a "mother" making money off of it.


5 posted on 07/22/2004 3:50:49 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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http://vividology.com/rightchoice/

6 posted on 07/22/2004 3:51:58 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (Abortion is the Choice of Satan, the father of lies and a MURDERER from the beginning.)
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To: cpforlife.org

The botched abortion left her pregnant??? How about the unprotected sex she had...


7 posted on 07/22/2004 3:52:39 PM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: cpforlife.org

Sounds like a 'wrongful life' lawsuit.


8 posted on 07/22/2004 3:54:31 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: cpforlife.org

I guess some women were born to breed.


9 posted on 07/22/2004 3:55:39 PM PDT by randog
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To: cpforlife.org

What happened to adoption?


10 posted on 07/22/2004 3:56:31 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: All

He said the woman would have "the joy she derives from the presence of this child in her life."

This is outrageous! Why is this heathen being allowed to keep and raise this child in her GOD-less household? Once a child killer - always a child killer. If I lived in Canada I'd be protesting outside of her house.


11 posted on 07/22/2004 3:57:09 PM PDT by AmericanFaith
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To: nmh

"Was the child okay after the botched abortion..."

I was wondering the same thing. The child had to have suffered some kind of long term physical damage, but of course, the article doesn't mention anything about it.


12 posted on 07/22/2004 3:57:15 PM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife
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To: janetgreen

You must have missed the part about the abortionist doing the abortion without removing her IUD....


In all seriousness, this DR. should be barred from ever practicing medicine again - what an idiot (but I'm grateful he was unsuccessful in murdering that baby!).

And I have NO sympathy whatsoever for the woman. If I were the judge, I would have yanked the Dr.'s license to practice, but awarded the woman ZERO - Then again, that may be why I'm not a judge!


13 posted on 07/22/2004 3:58:56 PM PDT by TheBattman (The failure to defend the "traditional" family unit will ultimately be the beginning of the end.)
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To: Spackidagoosh
There is NO EXCUSE! since the 1960's, for ANY unwanted child.

There are (and have been) all the birth control methods one can think of, available to anyone. NO REASON, whatsoever for abortions, either. JMO.

14 posted on 07/22/2004 3:59:07 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: janetgreen

>>In 1996, she discovered she was pregnant, despite using birth control.


15 posted on 07/22/2004 4:00:11 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: All

This infant survived both birth control AND abortion. Truly, this is a child of GOD!


16 posted on 07/22/2004 4:00:41 PM PDT by AmericanFaith
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To: AmericanFaith
This infant survived both birth control AND abortion.

Those who do not believe in miracles simply close their eyes to them.

17 posted on 07/22/2004 4:05:35 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (Any compromise between good and evil only hurts the good and helps the evil)
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To: janetgreen

She was using birth control, she had an IUD.
An IUD is an "intra-uterine device", a small device that sits just inside the uterus and interferes with fertilization. This doctor was certainly a quack to not know (or care) she had one.


18 posted on 07/22/2004 4:08:51 PM PDT by visualops
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To: InsensitiveConservative
despite using birth control

That's her story. All the more reason for tubal ligation.

19 posted on 07/22/2004 4:09:53 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: cpforlife.org

NICE!


20 posted on 07/22/2004 4:10:28 PM PDT by adaven (Flush the Johns!)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

Isn't it awful how the child is still unimportant?

It's ALL about money.

Can you imagine how the child must feel?

GEESH!


21 posted on 07/22/2004 4:11:02 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: visualops

I didn't know women still used a shield. That means her boyfriend isn't using condoms exposing her to diseases.


22 posted on 07/22/2004 4:11:31 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife; nmh

"Was the child okay after the botched abortion..."

"I was wondering the same thing."

Me three, but with the failure to remove the IUD I'm wondering if this doctor was truly a slacker and just maybe put her under and didn't even attempt to do an abortion. It seems silly in a way, but no stranger than other stories one hears.


23 posted on 07/22/2004 4:22:40 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: cyborg

When IUDs were first introduced they were really hyped despite alot of side effects. They didn't totally disappear, and have made a comeback with some supposedly new "improved" versions. Don't confuse the IUD with cervical caps, diaphrams or "female condoms" (which all act by creating a barrier).
IUDs still have alot of dangerous side effects, despite claims of being safe.


24 posted on 07/22/2004 4:25:08 PM PDT by visualops
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To: visualops

i would not use an IUD as it is an 'after the fact' BC method, preventing the embryo from implanting. BC that prevents it in the first place is a better option.


25 posted on 07/22/2004 4:27:11 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: TheBattman
And I have NO sympathy whatsoever for the woman.

It doesn't bother me if abortionists are sued for any thing they do --- they're the lowest on the rung as far as doctors and most are incompetent and stupid --- which is why they choose a field that allows for the killing rather than the saving of lives --- not much mental challenge needed to kill someone.

I don't have any sympathy for her --- but I would think that she has to live with what she did everytime she looks at her child --- everytime the child gives her a hug or kiss, she has to realize she tried to kill her own baby.

26 posted on 07/22/2004 4:33:02 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
everytime the child gives her a hug or kiss, she has to realize she tried to kill her own baby.
Perhaps I'm just too much of a pessimist, but I'm not sure that she's entirely capable of making that connection.
27 posted on 07/22/2004 6:20:57 PM PDT by kyguy
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To: cyborg
BC that prevents it in the first place is a better option. How is the keeping of a fertilized embryo, ie, a human being, from implanting different from an abortion? It's a human life, it's not allowed to live, about the only difference is that the time line of life is a little shorter, other than that, you still have an eternal soul and a human being who is being denied life... Sad, so sad, when we can be so blind to the Truths of life.
28 posted on 07/22/2004 6:27:27 PM PDT by Smocker
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29 posted on 07/22/2004 7:22:47 PM PDT by Coleus (Abraham Lincoln was a trial lawyer.)
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To: Smocker

You didn't read my post. I prefer a woman use birth control that isn't abortive like an IUD.


30 posted on 07/22/2004 8:11:27 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: AmericanFaith
Once a child killer - always a child killer.

Maybe, maybe not.

If I tried to have an abortion and then ended up afterall having the baby that I tried to kill, I just may get the message.

31 posted on 07/22/2004 8:14:47 PM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: cyborg

I see. Pills, IUD, are all abortifacient.


32 posted on 07/23/2004 4:59:10 AM PDT by Smocker
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To: visualops
"..and interferes with fertilization"

Actually, the thing is designed to cause abortion by disallowing the fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall.

33 posted on 07/23/2004 6:12:59 AM PDT by Designer (Sysiphus Sr. to Junior; "It was uphill, all the way, both ways!")
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To: cpforlife.org
Judge Glen Parrett decided in the woman's favor and awarded her $55,000 in damages and for "emotional turmoil." He also awarded her an additional $5,000 for loss of income as a result of taking time of from work for the birth of the baby. The CBC reported that Judge Parrett turned down her request for compensation for the baby's upbringing. He said the woman would have "the joy she derives from the presence of this child in her life."

I guess even judges have their limits.

Disgusting.

34 posted on 07/23/2004 6:24:50 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: TheBattman
You must have missed the part about the abortionist doing the abortion without removing her IUD....

Reminds me of the fact that Planned Parenthood's abortionists frequently perform "abortions" on non-existent babies. This is why women frequently come into crisis pregnancy centers requesting free pregnancy tests. They don't want to lay down $300 cash for nothing.

35 posted on 07/23/2004 6:29:18 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: the Deejay
There is NO EXCUSE! since the 1960's, for ANY unwanted child. There are (and have been) all the birth control methods one can think of, available to anyone.

"The Pill" sometimes works by causing abortion.

Look it up.

36 posted on 07/23/2004 6:31:14 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Smocker

Okay whatever.


37 posted on 07/23/2004 7:31:21 AM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Spackidagoosh

Doesn't the last line of this story say that the abortionist did not remove the woman's IUD (aka birth control)? Contraceptives are not the answer.


38 posted on 07/23/2004 7:33:28 AM PDT by Joan912 (good grief already!)
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To: cpforlife.org
A few things:

1. No mention of the father. Big surprise there.

2. How far along was the pregnancy when they tried to kill it? She waited three months before going back to say, "hey doc, you missed?" Hmmm...

3. The judge denied compensation for upbringing based on "the joy she derives from the presence of this child in her life." As usual, pro-aborts are unable to see even the most grotesque illogic in their get-rid-of-em beliefs.

39 posted on 07/23/2004 7:43:36 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: cpforlife.org

I'm sorry ... but it makes me sick to my stomach the GOP has the temerity to frame itself as "pro-life."


40 posted on 07/23/2004 7:54:32 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: Designer

IUDs are primarily designed so that the strings that hang down into the vagina affect the movements of eggs and sperm to prevent fertilization. Affecting the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation is a secondary effect, and some types also release synthetic hormones.


41 posted on 07/23/2004 9:26:17 AM PDT by visualops
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To: Askel5
I'm sorry ... but it makes me sick to my stomach the GOP has the temerity to frame itself as "pro-life."

BTW that sign w link was made by an independent graphics designer for his own website not for the GOP, but I am sick as well inasmuch as the GOP is so compromised.

The GOP does however have many outstanding Pro-Lifers at all levels. There is reason to hope (albeit slight)that one day - if CHRISTAINS would vote as Christians and not with their wallet these Pro-Lifers will become a controlling majority. We The People have put this deficient GOP in power; it has been our bad choices. Catholics in particular were never properly catechized as to WHY they are called to vote pro-life. Partly because the many liberal bishops favor dems even though they are the party of abortion.

The dems are outwardly abortion promoters. There is no hope they will change to embrace a pro-life-family-Christian platform.

The 3rd party alternative may be very pro-life-family-Christian, but on the national level they have no realistic chance. If I were to make a "principled" vote for 3rd party I am in effect abandoning what hope there is left of the GOP becoming a genuine party of life.

3rd party helps kerry--unacceptable.

LORD send us a Solomon....who can get elected.

42 posted on 07/23/2004 9:57:40 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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