Botched Abortion Lawsuit
The BBC reports a mother is suing Britain's National Health Service (NHS) for botching her abortion. Was the woman physically injured? No. Did she have unexpected medical complications? Nothing that was unusual for a pregnancy. She is asking for 250,000 pounds because the state-sponsored medical professionals failed to terminate both of her children. Stacy Dow was expecting twins, and the abortionist only managed to kill one of them. Her daughter Jayde, now four years old, survived.
Now the poor woman has to face the trauma of being a mother. Her lawsuit claims, "As a result of the failed termination the pursuer suffered loss, injury and damage. She suffered distress and anxiety upon the discovery of her continuing pregnancy.
"She required to undergo an elective C-section. She suffered pain and discomfort in consequence of surgery.
"She has the financial burden of care, upbringing and aliment of Jayde. She suffers an impediment in her ability to obtain employment in consequence of her care for the child."
The horror of it all must be too much for Ms. Dow to bear. 250,000 pounds will be little compensation for having the monumental burden of raising a child. The fact that millions of people around the world are in the same predicament should be little comfort to her. The article does not say if Ms. Dow considered adoption.
The mother worries she might have some explaining to do. She says, "I still don't know if, or what, I am going to tell Jayde when the time comes. Maybe when she is nine or 10 I will sit her down and explain it to her."
What is she going to say? "Jayde, 10 years ago I tried to have you and your twin sister killed, but at least I got some money from the government."
Pray for Stacy and Jayde dow.