Skip to comments.Canadian Woman Compensated for Botched Abortion Leaving Her Pregnant
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.
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Maybe she should have her tubes tied now (or use birth control).
maybe there's a job for that Professor Singer wacko up in Canada.we could export one of our nuts since they sent us
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.
The botched abortion left her pregnant??? How about the unprotected sex she had...
Sounds like a 'wrongful life' lawsuit.
I guess some women were born to breed.
What happened to adoption?
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.
"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.
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!
There are (and have been) all the birth control methods one can think of, available to anyone. NO REASON, whatsoever for abortions, either. JMO.
>>In 1996, she discovered she was pregnant, despite using birth control.
This infant survived both birth control AND abortion. Truly, this is a child of GOD!
Those who do not believe in miracles simply close their eyes to them.
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.
That's her story. All the more reason for tubal ligation.
Isn't it awful how the child is still unimportant?
It's ALL about money.
Can you imagine how the child must feel?
I didn't know women still used a shield. That means her boyfriend isn't using condoms exposing her to diseases.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
You didn't read my post. I prefer a woman use birth control that isn't abortive like an IUD.
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.
I see. Pills, IUD, are all abortifacient.
Actually, the thing is designed to cause abortion by disallowing the fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall.
I guess even judges have their limits.
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.
"The Pill" sometimes works by causing abortion.
Look it up.
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.
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.
I'm sorry ... but it makes me sick to my stomach the GOP has the temerity to frame itself as "pro-life."
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.
LORD send us a Solomon....who can get elected.