Friday, March 15, 2013

Ohio woman sues clinic for failed abortion

An Ohio woman named Ariel Knights is suing the Akron Women's Medical Group abortion clinic because of a failed abortion.  Days after the abortion, she was feeling ill and went to the ER and found out that she was still pregnant.  She has uterine didelphys, a condition where she has two uteruses.  In all likelihood, the abortionist vacuumed out the wrong uterus and never did a post-abortion ultrasound.  She gave birth to a healthy child in September. 

"Every seat was full. People were standing," she said. "It was pretty much like a slaughterhouse; it was like OK, next, next."

When her name was called that March morning a year ago, she walked into a cramped room and climbed onto a table, positioning her lower body above a trash bag. When the doctor finished, Knights, still woozy from being sedated, was handed her things and shown the door......

After leaving the abortion clinic in Akron, Knights thought her pregnancy was over. She is still unsure how or why the abortion failed. An ultrasound was performed twice before the procedure. She is unsure if one was done afterward.

She is also unsure why the abortion clinic doctor believed the procedure was complete and what, if anything, was removed from her body.

"[The doctor] said, ‘All right, everything's good and clear, everything went well,' " she recalled.....

It was then, she said, that she and her fiance decided to forge ahead with the pregnancy. What followed were multiple trips to the ER, four hospital admissions that lasted three to five days, and biweekly visits with a doctor who specializes in high-risk pregnancies. The visits always included an ultrasound exam, she said.....

The irony of the failed abortion, however, is not lost.

"That's a sore subject to think about," she said as she became visibly emotional. "I mean, it's just hard, thinking she's here and thinking, if they would have done their job. … It's just something I don't like to think about."

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