Jennifer Raper gave birth to a baby girl in December of 2004. She thought she had successfully aborted that daughter in April of that same year for "financial reasons". She is now suing two doctors at Planned Parenthood for "child-rearing costs".
"Dr. Allison Bryant, a physician working for Planned Parenthood at the time, performed the procedure on April 9, 2004, but it ”was not done properly, causing the plaintiff to remain pregnant,” according to the complaint.
Raper alleges in the suit that Planned Parenthood and Bryant were negligent for failing to end her pregnancy and that Eleonu was negligent for failing to see she was still pregnant.
As with all medical malpractice suits in Massachusetts, Raper’s complaint will have to be screened by a tribunal consisting of a Superior Court judge, a lawyer, and a doctor to determine whether it has merit to go to trial." (source)
Italian courts have blocked these so-called "Wrongful birth" or Wrongful Life" lawsuits... Wrongful birth? I’m wondering what the pro-choice crowd thinks about lawsuits like this…
I want to know more about the daughter. Does she love her? Does she regret that she's alive or is it all about the money? What will she tell her about her birth? What will she do when her daughter is old enough to Google her name?
She could have given the baby up for adoption. Imagine growing up with the woman that sued because you lived...?!
And, right now in Italy, a baby struggles to hang onto life in an intensive care unit. The parents were told the baby had "abnormalities" and the mother was admitted last week for a late-term abortion. The abortion failed and the baby, though premature, has no abnormalities.
"The baby, who weighed 500 grams (17oz), was resuscitated and found not to have any deformity. It had a cerebral haemorrhage, but it was not immediately clear if the haemorrhage was because of the attempted abortion.
The Italian news agency Ansa yesterday reported that the child's parents were "in shock". (source)
Unfortunately, can't tell from the article if the baby is still alive...