Botched abortion ends in litigation

A young mother is suing her GP and the public health system after a botched abortion attempt ultimately resulted in a live birth.

The woman, who was 20 at the time, claims that on three occasions after she had a surgical termination in a Victorian regional hospital, her GP ignored signs that a fetus was still growing in her uterus.

She ultimately gave birth to a baby boy and now wants compensation to cover the

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