Botched abortions in the news.
Mississippi physician has Alabama license suspended after abortion death.
JACKSON, Miss. Medical officials say a Jackson abortion clinic physician had his medical license suspended in Alabama after one of his patients who had an abortion died last year.
The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners concluded 53-year-old Doctor Malachy Dehenre practiced medicine in a way as to "endanger the health of patients" and committed "repeated malpractice."
Ottawa abortion centre facing $185,000 lawsuit for negligence.
Prominent Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler is in the spotlight again with his Ottawa abortion centre being sued for $185,000 plus costs, for an alleged "botched" abortion occurring on August 8, 2003. Documents filed with the Ontario Superior Court last week name one doctor and five nurses and claim that the abortion was performed without anaesthetic due to an inability to insert in IV.
The woman claims she only discovered she was pregnant in July 2003.
Court documents note that immediately after the abortion she experienced cramping and bleeding which continued for weeks. A nurse at the abortuary contacted a week after the operation said such symptoms were normal, says the report. However, on August 23 the woman was admitted to an Ottawa hospital to have a placenta and remains of the baby removed.
The document says the woman's periods remained irregular for seven months and she continues to experience bleeding. The woman and her husband are suing for the "negligent" abortion and its resulting strain on their marriage, its interference with her fertility and the trauma it caused.