Crazy, isn’t it? It happened in Spain, where a judge ruled in the case of a doctor, who claimed that an abortion he performed on a 24-year old woman who was seven weeks pregnant was successful, when it wasn’t. The woman returned to the doctor some three months later. She mistakenly believed she was pregnant again, but another ultrasound confirmed, it was the same pregnancy and she was much further along. She sued the doctor after giving birth to a healthy boy some six months later.
Even for Spain, this is an unusual outcome for a court trial. The judge maintained the doctor was responsible for the birth of the unwanted child, who now lives with his mother, and has to pay about $1000 a month in child support until the boy is 25. This is in addition to a lump sum of $150,000 she was awarded. And the mother, of course, has to somehow explain to her child at some point all about this debacle. Yet assure, that now he is wanted and loved. Yikes.
The doctor plans to appeal the verdict.