Ohio Woman Gives Birth to Health Baby after Failed Abortion

Published 04/02 2013 11:25AM

Updated 04/02 2013 11:28AM


An Ohio woman is suing an abortion clinic after she says she made the painful decision to terminate her pregnancy because her life was in danger, only to discover she was still pregnant after the procedure.

The northeast Ohio clinic in a court filing denied Ariel Knights' allegations that doctors were negligent and failed to successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to the birth of her healthy baby daughter.

The Akron Women's Medical Group and two doctors acknowledge Knights, of Cuyahoga Falls, sought an abortion March 3, 2012. However, they deny any negligence and seek to have the case dismissed, citing a long list of possible defenses.

"I believe my client absolutely met the standard of care and that this case has no basis to be in litigation,"attorney D. Cheryl Atwell, who represents the medical group and the doctors, said Monday. 

Lawyers still are exchanging medical records, and Atwell said she couldn't comment further.

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