Woman in India Compensated After Botched Abortion of Twins

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 13, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 13, 2004

Barasat, India (LifeNews.com) — A woman in India who sued after a British-based abortion business botched an abortion of her twins has been compensated by the courts.

In May 2003, twenty-four year old Pinky Mishra sought an abortion from a local Marie Stopes abortion business. She and her husband, a driver, live on little and already had two children at the time. The couple believed abortion was their only solution.

Pinky underwent an abortion and a sterilization procedure on May 8 and returned for a followup visit on May 22. The abortion business examined her, prescribed followup drugs, and issued a certificate indicating the abortion had been successful.

She returned again to the Marie Stopes abortion center two days later and an ultrasound revealed the abortion had failed and she was pregnant with twins.

When Marie Stopes refused to help them further, the couple turned to attorneys to sue claiming they would not be able to financially afford raising the two children.

“We had raised money for the abortion with great difficulty … but it was in vain because of their (Marie Stopes’) callousness,” the couple said in their complaint.

In the lawsuit, Marie Stopes claimed it was not responsible for the raising of the couple’s children but, on December 6, the District Consumer Redressal Forum awarded a compensation to the couple.

One of the children has died recently from an illness, the couple’s lawyers revealed.