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Doctors Tell Mom to Abort “Brain Dead” Baby, Mom Sues After Delivering Healthy Child
Life News ^ | September 5, 2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/05/2013 2:26:14 PM PDT by NYer

A mother in England is filing suit against a hospital where doctors told her she should have an abortion of her supposedly “brain dead” unborn baby. Sarah Hagan is now suing City Hospitals Sunderland after giving birth to a healthy child.

Hagan says that, after a 24-week ultrasound scan of her unborn baby, doctors told her that her son Aaron was “brain dead,” had just one eye and no chance of survival.

The mother of two says physicians adviser her to take an abortion drug, even though the mifepristone abortion pill is only authorized to be used to destroy the life of an unborn baby much earlier in pregnancy.

When the abortion drug didn’t work, another doctor informed Hagan her baby needed to be delivered immediately and she gave birth to Aaron, who was born at 1lb 7oz with both eyes and healthy other than the fact that he was born prematurely — which has left him with chronic lung problems he wouldn’t have had otherwise. Now Aaron is 15 months old and Hagan is taking legal action.

The London Daily Mail newspaper has more:

 

Now, the mother of two, along with partner Darren Perry, 25, has begun legal proceedings against City Hospitals Sunderland, after claiming she was told her baby’s brain had not formed properly, her only option was a termination and that her child could be born with one eye.

As a result of being born so early, Ms Hagan says Aaron, now 15-months-old, has suffered a catalogue of health problems including chronic lung issues and a cyst on the brain.

She said: ‘If I had been allowed to go longer into the pregnancy, I am sure he wouldn’t have had any of these problems.

“Now, despite being told he was brain dead, Aaron’s brain is on par with any other baby of his age.

‘Despite what they said, he was born breathing and kicking. When I look at him now, I can’t believe what almost happened because someone made a presumption from a scan.

‘I just want other mothers to know my story so that nothing like this happens again.’



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
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1 posted on 09/05/2013 2:26:14 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses; Coleus

Ping!


2 posted on 09/05/2013 2:27:26 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

She will soon learn that in England and other Orwellian states that the government doctors will be vindicated and you cannot sue them if you did not follow their advice.

Something like that.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 2:27:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NYer

docs doing their best to reduce white english births and up the muslim and minority birth rates. it’s the new britain you know.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 2:31:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

She did follow their advice and the abortion drug didn’t work.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT by Eva
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To: NYer

When I was about 4 months PG with my son, my Dr. told me that the fetus was dead and I needed to abort. He deducted this just by measuring and listening for a heartbeat. I told him if my baby was dead, I would likely naturally have a miscarriage, so no to the abortion.
He turned 35 last month and has 2 beautiful children.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Wow just wow. Think of the horrendous cases where the mothers followed bad advice. Dear God forgive us for this holocaust of abortion.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 2:42:08 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: NYer

But get those damn Syrians for killing who???How many??While we kill millions here at home.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 2:47:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Rusty0604

God bless you, Rusty! .... your ‘unaborted’ son and your absolutely gorgeous grandchildren.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

After a 2 1/2 hour ultrasound, we were told to abort our son because of a heart deformity. We sought a second opinion from a neonatal heart specialist we had dealt with the year prior. She said there was nothing wrong. My son and his twin sister just started their freshman year in college, both with no health issues. I am convinced the Dr. was just trying to pad his bank account.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 2:59:49 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: NYer

My wife is an ultrasound technologist and she can’t believe they would call a child brain dead in utero. She has never heard of any hospital in the US ever declaring brain death before delivery. Brain doppler isn’t considered reliable for that sort decision.


11 posted on 09/05/2013 3:04:13 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: NYer

And Mr. Stitch strolls through the corridors of medicine.....


12 posted on 09/05/2013 3:06:58 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: NYer

And Mr. Stitch strolls through the corridors of medicine.....


13 posted on 09/05/2013 3:08:51 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: NYer; Rusty0604

“God bless you, Rusty! .... your ‘unaborted’ son and your absolutely gorgeous grandchildren.”

Not being critical (and dittos to Rusty), but that’s not good enough. With a paradigm shift in healthcare coming, I believe it’s LONG overdue for an ‘Angie’s List’ for Doctors and other health ‘professionals’.


14 posted on 09/05/2013 3:09:04 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: NYer

You are seeing the future of CommieCare. “When in doubt - abort”!


15 posted on 09/05/2013 3:10:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: NYer
I am friends with a couple whose doctor strongly advised to abort - saying the baby HAD no brain.

They prayed about it -

The baby was born - went on to graduate from college summa cum laude -
Quite an accomplishment for a girl with ‘no brain”, eh wot?

16 posted on 09/05/2013 3:19:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Rusty0604

Wow. My screen just got blurry. Thanks for the wonderful story!


17 posted on 09/05/2013 3:28:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: NYer

I wouldn’t put it past the Brit libs to send a guy over with a club, bop the boy on the head, and then say...”see...we told you he was brain dead!” /s


18 posted on 09/05/2013 3:33:25 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: NYer

physicians adviser her to take an abortion drug,

Does she have Obamacare???


19 posted on 09/05/2013 3:38:10 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: NYer

happened to me. dr told me to abort since i had cmv antibodies in my blood. He is now 22.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Rusty0604

When my wife was pregnant with our fifth child, she had many, many complications. They recommended a number of tests that would confirm the problem - and then would recommend abortion to “solve” the “problem”. We said NO to any tests, and FIRED the doctor. With bed rest and common sense we carried the baby to term. He was born a perfectly healthy 9 lb baby boy. That was 16 years ago. He is now a 6’-2” 240 lb starting center on his High school football team and a 4.0 GPA student.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 3:47:33 PM PDT by cantbetooconservative (I miss Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

Someone in this story was brain dead, just not the baby.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 3:58:11 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: NYer

It is past time for physicians of conscience to found an international physicians organization, whose members swear an oath to never kill a patient, either through abortion, euthanasia, or administration of any drug that is poisonous enough to kill, that is not lifesaving therapy.

And that if they are coerced to do so, by a superior, hospital, government or other agency, that they will resign first, communicate this coercion to the organization, that will then blacklist those responsible from others in the organization, so that they will never fall under their power.

Finally, members of this organization will be prohibited from cooperating with or making business arrangements with physicians who kill.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 4:11:44 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
“When in doubt - abort”!

Doctors are so afraid of lawsuits these days that they will make this recommendation rather than take the risk if anything is the slightest indication of anything. Get a second opinion for your baby.

These days, ask what are the percentages and get a second opinion - it is your saving grace.

24 posted on 09/05/2013 4:14:11 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: cantbetooconservative

Amazing! I bet there are many thousands of stories such as ours.


25 posted on 09/05/2013 4:19:21 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: NYer

BTTT!


26 posted on 09/05/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: miliantnutcase
My wife is an ultrasound technologist and she can’t believe they would call a child brain dead in utero. She has never heard of any hospital in the US ever declaring brain death before delivery. Brain doppler isn’t considered reliable for that sort decision.

There seems to have been a spate of these types of stories out of the UK. I can only imagine it has something to do with their national healthcare system. Maybe this woman's "zip code" was over it's limit on live births and they needed to free up the hospital bed...?

27 posted on 09/05/2013 4:29:35 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Don Corleone

And many abortions are done using chemical weapons.


28 posted on 09/05/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT by mongrel
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To: Donnafrflorida

My mother-in-law had the measles while she was pregnant with her middle baby, who would grow up to be my husband. Her doctor told her she should have an abortion. She refused, thank God. He and I just celebrated our 17th anniversary.


29 posted on 09/05/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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