Woman Sues Doctor, Who Failed to Kill Baby in Botched Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 19, 2013   |   6:09PM   |   Akron, OH

In a bizarre case out of Ohio, a woman who experienced a botched abortion, where her baby lived, is suing the abortion practitioner who performed the procedure for failing to take the live of her six-month-old baby.

Don’t get 22-year-old Ariel Knights wrong, she is thrilled to have her child, whom she calls a “miracle,” but she is suing the abortion practitioner and the abortion clinic for shoddy medical practice. Knights went to have an abortion because she has a rare medical condition where she was born with two uteruses and she worried about the medical complications associated with a pregnancy.

As the Christian News Network reports:

Knights, 22, says that she sought the abortion because she has a medical condition called uterus didelhpys. In laymen’s terms, it means that she has two uteruses — one on the left and one on the right.

Knights discovered that she had the condition during her first pregnancy, but because her son, who is now a preschooler, was implanted in her left uterus, she did not feel as concerned. This time, however, doctors advised Knights that her baby girl was growing in her right uterus, stating that it put her and the baby “at risk.”

Therefore, in March of 2012, Knights went to Akron Women’s Medical Group to seek an abortion.

“It was a decision made because my life was in jeopardy,” she told reporters. “End of story. Point blank, that’s it.”

Knights admits that the environment inside of the facility was morbid.

“Every seat was full. People were standing,” she said. “It was pretty much like a slaughterhouse. It was like, ‘OK, next, next.’”

When it became Knights’ turn, she hopped onto the operating table, and as the Akron Beacon Journal reports, “position[ed] her lower body above a trash bag.”

Days after the procedure, Knights still felt ill and in pain, so she went to the ER with her fiance, where an ultrasound was performed.



“[The doctor] was like, ‘Oh my goodness, honey, you’re still pregnant,’” she recalled. “My fiance and I, we both were kind of in shock.”

After calling Akron Women’s Medical Group about the issue, Knights decided to seek out another abortionist. However, she was told that the facility would not take over after “somebody else’s mistake.”

Therefore, Knights decided to keep the baby.