Stuff co.nz 25 August 2016
Family First Comment: How very sad.
“The woman is also seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering she has experienced, including depression and psychological trauma.”
I think it may be the son who grows up and reads this article that will suffer far far more.
But I’m sure he will be grateful for life.
A 23-year-old mother is suing her GP and the public health system for thousands of dollars to support her son after her termination went wrong.
In August 2013, the woman, who is from rural Victoria, Australia, asked her GP for a termination following a positive home pregnancy test.
But despite having a surgical termination, the pregnancy continued, the Daily Telegraph reported. And in April 2014 the woman gave birth to a son, “Cooper”.
The woman says she was unable to terminate her pregnancy because of the negligence of her GP and the hospital.
The woman is suing for funds to cover the cost of raising her son, including the cost of feeding, clothing, housing and schooling, out-of-school activities such as sport and music, and medical and transport expenses.
In addition to this, the woman is also seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering she has experienced, including depression and psychological trauma.
The latest figures from AMP and the University of Canberra, estimate that the cost to a middle-income family of raising two children is AU$812,000 ($845,000).
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