Woman Files Lawsuit: Has Abortion But Gives Birth to Dead Baby 10 Days Later

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Apr 13, 2015   |   6:54PM   |   Rome, Italy

In Italy, a woman is taking her gynecologist to court because she gave birth to a dead baby ten days after a supposed successful abortion. The woman, known as Stefania M, began suffering abdominal pains, blood loss and a fever following an abortion at the San Camillo hospital in Rome. She was rushed to Rome’s Gemelli hospital where doctors determined that the baby was still attached to the woman by its umbilical cord.

Unbelievably, Corriere News reports that the woman had undergone an ultrasound to check that the abortion had been completed.

Stefania’s lawyer, Piergiorgio Assumma, said in a statement that she could have died from the botched abortion and still suffers psychological problems following the traumatic experience. Additionally, Assumma said that since the abortion Stefania has fallen into a depressive state and suffers from post-traumatic stress. This isn’t surprising because studies show that over 65% of post abortive women suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Now the gynecologist responsible for the abortion, Marina De Cupis, is facing charges of serious injury.

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As LifeNews previously reported, in 2014, an Italian woman died after taking the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug, otherwise known as mifepristone. The Local reported that doctors at Martini hospital were shocked by the death because “everything was regulated” when the 37-year-old woman attended the hospital for the medical abortion, and that “ultrasound examinations were performed on both occasions she came to the hospital for the procedure.” The woman died from cardiac arrest.

Earlier this year, the health minister in Italy gave an interview in which she said her country is dying because abortion has depleted the nation of its next generations and caused a massive baby shortage. According to the Telegraph, Italy’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest level – 8.4 per 1,000 people — since 1861.

Currently, Italy’s abortion law allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in certain cases but it also requires doctors to do all they can to save the life of a baby who survives a botched abortion attempt. There are about 138,000 abortions that take place annually in the European nation. The minister of health, Beatrice Lorenzin said, “We are at the threshold where people who die are not being replaced by newborns. That means we are a dying country. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions, just to give a few examples.”