It seems that doctors and government don't often do a very good job of checking up on things.
A convicted con artist duped the state into paying for her late-term abortion, a procedure which otherwise would not have been funded with public money, according to court records.
Chalice Renee Zeitner made up a story about having cancer in order to qualify for an abortion while on Arizona’s Medicaid insurance, and forged a doctor’s note to support her claim, according to charging documents.
A doctor performed the abortion when Zeitner was 22-weeks pregnant......
They realized they got conned when she went to the same doctor to deliver a child a year later and the doctor noticed she didn't have cancer. Why it took 3-4 years from that point to issue charges isn't explained.
Here's the saddest part.
Zeitner’s aborted child was born alive, weighing just more than one pound, documents state.
“The baby lived for approximately 20 minutes and received no life-saving measure by hospital staff,” according to documents.