Skip to comments.Mother of Nine Sues Massachusetts Hospital After Unauthorized Sterilization
Posted on 01/05/2010 3:57:52 PM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle
A Massachusetts mother with nine children who had asked a hospital for post-delivery birth control was sterilized instead without her consent, according to a lawsuit against the Springfield hospital and several doctors and nurses.
Tessa Savicki, 35, claimed that doctors at Baystate Medical Center had agreed to insert an intrauterine device, or IUD, that she brought to the operating room, but instead performed a tubal ligation that effectively ended her chances of having more children.
"They've done something. They cannot correct this," she told ABCNews.com. "You think you're safe at the hospital. You're not."
Savicki's attorney, Dr. Max Borten of Waltham, Mass., a licensed obstetrician-gynecologist who practiced for 30 years, said his client was devastated when she found out about the tubal ligation shortly after a December 2006 Cesarean section.
Awake with only spinal anesthesia, Saviciki "realized that when she was still on the table," he said.
Savicki's children range in age from 3 to 21 and she is a grandmother of one with another grandchild on the way. She had her first child, a boy, at age 13 after being raped, she told ABC News.
Getting back on her feet after a rough start -- two of her children are on welfare and she is unemployed -- Savicki said she's working toward her GED.
Her three youngest children are with her fiance, Angel Tirado, who she said was hoping for one more baby. Their youngest, Manuel, was recently diagnosed with autism.
"He was talking about trying for another boy," she said.
She understands that she would not be able to adopt, given her financial situation.
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What if this was a mother of nine, who was NOT on welfare? What would your reaction be to the same story?
“What if this was a mother of nine, who was NOT on welfare? What would your reaction be to the same story?”
My reaction to involuntary sterilization is the same no matter who it is. WTF is this, NAZI GERMANY?
Getting sterilized without permission is horrible. I don’t condone that all. If someone wants nine kids and can afford them, more power to them. The fact that this mom has nine kids and is on welfare, some of her kids are on welfare with kids of their own. These are the parts of the story that I find so disturbing.
Given those circumstances, what would the Obamacare board have done differently? Maybe ordered it a few kids sooner?
Yeah, who is anyone to judge what she does just because she and her children exist solely on the gov teat, ie, my tax money.
Reproductive freedom for ever! Judge not those who suck you dry lest you be judged by the sponges yourself! And then they’ll stop appreciating all you do for them...and we’ll see how you anti-mom bigots will like it when the deadbeats stop contributing to society...er oh wait...
Do I need the /sarc?
This woman doesn't need more children but the hospital, either intentionally or accidently, sterilized her. That's a lawsuit no matter what.
I suspect there is more to the story than what is disclosed here. Just a hunch.
This was no accident. They felt the same way about the sponge as you do, plus being products of the Marxist/Darwinist education system, harbor a strong hatred of children and unhindered human reproduction.
You didn’t answer my question. (And no, that’s not a comment that needs a /sarc tag.)
What if this woman had nine kids and wasn’t on welfare?
This mother is clearly dysfunctional and irresponsible. She wants another kid with her fiance?
But the solution is not to give her an unauthorized sterilization. That is a very Nazi thing to do. The solution is to straighten out our broken welfare system, which encourages single women to have affairs and kids with the assurance that the taxpayes will pick up the tab. It’s not fair to the taxpayers, and it’s not fair to the kids. And it leads to irresponsible behavior just like this.
But involuntary sterilization? No.
Anyone who is subsidized by the taxpayers needs to be temporary sterilized until that individual is able to financially provide for themselves and a child.
I have one question:
Why isn’t this implemented on Ca??
I might take one of my “wise latina” cousin to this hospital :O
“This was no accident. They felt the same way about the sponge as you do, plus being products of the Marxist/Darwinist education system, harbor a strong hatred of children and unhindered human reproduction.”
Marxists hate sponges on society?
Are you sure you’re familiar with the tenets of Marxism? lol
I like your idea of “unhindered” human reproduction. I’ll agree to go along with your idea if you go along with mine. “Unhindered” human aquisition. Basically, I’m going to steal whatever I want from you...and if you try to stop me from taking what you own, you’re a bigot. I HAVE A RIGHT TO EXIST AT YOUR EXPENSE! WHO ARE YOU TO LIMIT ME!
God. Seriously. God, please come back. The inmates are running the asylum.
I, too, believe there is more to this story. The whole part where she says she carried her own IUD into the operating room is just strange.
It is a uterus not a clown car.
The most amazing aspect to this story is that the word "mother" is used in the title instead of the childish word "mom."
It could be even easier. We could stop feeding them and their broods and they could just get so hungry that they...got a job...asked family for help...or God forbid...put a limit on their human right to “unhindered” human reproduction until they were of the means to support themselves and their little gifts to society.
Whatever method prevents money being extorted from me and given to freeloaders is fine by me.
equating this to involuntary steralization is incorrect. It was a royal screwup but from the article it was not done on purpose.
She is however soaking up huge amounts of tax dollars which is a fact. I’m tired of payin for other peoples kids.
So you like government control as long as you agree with it?
Judging a woman’s actions is one thing. Forced sterilization is another. If we don’t believe in “reproductive freedom forever”, we’re China.
You sound like you don’t care at all about her right to exist at my/your expense.
Nice to meet you, brother. I feel the same way.
If you read the article this is the second time she had a lawsuit related to her pregnancy. The first one was for a birth control that was ‘expired’ and resulted in a pregnancy.
She is a leach.
Crazy woman. She brought the IUD to the delivery room? Why? Was Angel waiting to jump on her as soon as she got back to her room?
These people are animals, and maybe they have to be fixed like animals...with no say in the matter.
And she has the nerve to say that she is taking care of her children...like hell. She is spending our dime. Should have been sterilized after the second
I don’t mind helping folks as long as it’s my choice.
Perhaps we could just force women on welfare to have abortions.
Or we could seize children from people who don’t earn enough and raise them in orphanages.
Oh, sorry - that means you would have to pay for other people’s children.
Okay, let’s put them in workhouses.
If you are poor enough, you don’t deserve civil or Constitutional rights.
We could bring back the property-ownership clause of the Constitution. No voting rights for people that don’t own property and have a job.
Yep. The only person a Marxist cares about is himself, and barely that much. Talk about "the poor" is just cover for their own selfishness and greed.
this woman was NOT FORCED to be sterilized. She was going to have a procedure for long term birth control anyway. Moreover since when do you bring your own IUD into an operating room???? The sterile ( no pun intended) issues are beyond belief. This nitwit can’t even handle the children she has already had. She does not need more
Who forced this woman to do anything? She says she was...the Drs say she wasn’t...and she’s seeking monetary gain from it. Should I follow the money or should I consider the fact that she has a vested interest in her story being true? Let’s see...welfare queen or Doctor...who to believe regarding a medical matter. Well, she is getting her GED at 35, so that shows real dedication to getting your education. If only they had some kind of history so that we could judge them as to the odds of them being liars or cheats.
I mean...she says she was forced. She also says she’s getting her GED(at 35...with 9 kids...no doubt she’s headed to Harvard). She says her first child wasn’t her fault because she was raped. She says that she only has children because she loves children, not the money they bring in. I guess choosing a field of work that involved children was too easy...just sit at home and breed.
I love Camaros. Maybe I should have a right to unlimited f-bodies...I mean, you’re paying after all. Why should I just have one Camaro that I can afford when I could have 8 more Camaros that you and the public could pay for? Sounds fair to me...unless you want to limit my right to travel. Is that what you’re trying to do?
I’m going to make it real simple for all of you. If you will sit on your ass, having kid after kid, despite being unable to care for even the first one...expecting others to pay for it all...you’re a GD liar. You’re a mooch, a sponge. Her word means nothing more to me than an 25 year old able bodied beggar with a sign that says “Disabled Vietnam Veteran.”
and you are so far off base. put the tin foil hat away and take a deep breath. it will help
Well, I can’t disagree with you there.
What she’s doing to her children and to the taxpayers is criminal.
There is an alternative. To get welfare, they have to use birth control and if they get pregnant, they lose their benefits. They'd have to sign a form. Agreement is different than force. That would end baby factories. But it may also raise abortion rates which isn't desirable either.
What do you do in a free country that has lost it's moral compass?
That’s definitively fascist.
Not a straw man. Do you believe that a woman with nine children should be sterilized? Only if she is on welfare? What other steps should be taken, in your opinion, to prevent your having to pay more money to support her children?
Perhaps you should work more diligently for the repeal of welfare laws. Or to repeal the laws that make it ILLEGAL to sterilize a woman without her consent.
This IS a Conservative site. We believe in the Constitution. Do you believe that people who are on welfare lose their civil rights? Do they lose the right to refuse certain medical treatments? Do they lose the right to have more children? Do you believe in Constitutional rights for all - unless they cost you money in taxes?
This is a Conservative site, and we should believe in the rule of Law. If you don’t like the Law, work to get it changed. Don’t advocate criminality instead.
We're looking at that unless we can change things.
Many who claim to be conservative advocate those positions.
It’s incredibly ugly.
Yes and Conservatives seem to want to give her unlimited access to my wallet to fund her program to repopulate the world with parasitical children and future blue staters.
“If you are poor enough, you dont deserve civil or Constitutional rights.
We could bring back the property-ownership clause of the Constitution. No voting rights for people that dont own property and have a job.”
Awww...you keep fighting for the poor. Who wants to bet this poor woman has...a car. A cell phone. Cable television. Name brand snacks in her house. Say...who paid for this poor, poor woman’s operation? Me? Oh, those poor poor.
You heard it here folks...existing at the expense of the public is a “Constitutional or civil right.” Big LOL. I bet Washington himself would have given her some of his land...built her a house out of his materials...sent over food each week...and hey, why not...probably have sent some spending money too. Even Washington himself didn’t expect leeches to be unhappy...if they’re unhappy in their situation, they’ll never change. You have to ensure that they have a positive mental outlook.
As for your second paragraph...sounds good to me. I’m glad you reached down and found your testes, I was starting to worry that some evil body mutilating Doctor had forcibly removed them.
One fun thing is that she will now feel the sting of the tax man with her new found wealth.
Looking at some of these posts leads me to believe we have some closet supporters of the current health care bill. Free care for all at our expense!