Friday, April 16, 2010

Doctor aborts wrong fetus

A woman elected to have an ultrasound guided abortion on a fetus that was determined to be genetically damaged.  The woman was pregnant with twins, and the goal was to abort the damaged fetus, but allow the normal fetus to continue to develop.  The physician had little experience performing the procedure, and blamed "poor" ultrasound equipment for aborting the healthy fetus rather than the damaged fetus.  The physician was stripped of his medical license.

"I have never, ever in my entire career ever said 'no' to a patient," he told the Times Monday, noting he told the couple of his inexperience in performing the procedure. "And that was my downfall."
See the story here courtesy UPI
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