Woman Sues After Botched Abortion Left Part of the Unborn Baby Still Inside Her

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 3, 2015   |   10:56AM   |   Washington, DC

A Colorado abortion doctor is facing a lawsuit this week after he allegedly botched a woman’s abortion, left part of her unborn baby’s skull inside her womb and ultimately left her sterile.

Jennifer DeBuhr and her husband, Jason, are suing late-term abortionist Warren Hern and seeking more than $75,000 in damages for Hern’s alleged negligence in the Dec. 3, 2013 abortion, the Denver Post reports.

In 2013, the Nebraska woman made an appointment at Hern’s Boulder, Colorado abortion clinic after learning that her unborn baby had “severe cerebral abnormalities” and a life expectancy of less than one year, the newspaper reports. She was in her second trimester.

“After difficult conversations with each other and their medical providers, Jennifer and Jason determined that it was in the best interest of Jennifer’s health to terminate the desired pregnancy,” according to the lawsuit filed by Denver attorneys Kory George and Laura Sova.

After Hern aborted her unborn child, DeBuhr began to experience bleeding and severe pain, according to the lawsuit. The couple’s lawsuit says Hern left a 4-centimeter fragment of her baby’s skull inside her uterus. As a result, DeBuhr had to have her uterus removed, and she is now sterile, according to the report.

Late-term abortions are dangerous to the mother as well as the unborn child. Several women have died after botched, late-term abortions. However, the DeBuhrs say in the lawsuit that Hern also failed to inform them about the risks associated with the abortion.



The website for Hern’s abortion business, the Boulder Abortion Clinic, states that it provides the “safest possible abortion care and termination of pregnancies for fetal abnormalities or other medical indications.”

Hern promotes himself as one of the last four late-term abortionists in the U.S. Earlier this year, LifeNews reported the story of a woman who was 8-months pregnant and went to Hern to have her baby aborted.

Hern once wrote a paper for the Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians and described in sickly terms how it feels to tear apart an unborn baby limb by limb: “The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current…”

In 2013, a lawsuit similar to the DeBurh’s was filed after a West Virginia woman alleged that abortion practitioner Rodney Lee Stephens forced her to proceed with an abortion against her will and then left her baby’s head in her womb, LifeNews previously reported.