Woman Who Underwent ‘Botched’ Abortion Decides To Keep Her Baby: ‘I Didn’t Want to Kill Twice’

In this Dec. 17, 2013, photo, an unidentified medical clinician interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. The regulation of protests outside abortion clinics returns to the Supreme Court for the first time since 2000 to find the justices seemingly more protective of speech and less committed …
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A woman in Jacksonville who filed a formal complaint with the Florida Department of Health after undergoing a “botched” abortion says she decided to keep her baby.

In this developing story, the unidentified woman claims she underwent a “botched abortion” in March at the All Women’s Health Center of Jacksonville, reports First Coast News. She said she is a mother of three who initially chose to abort her fourth child because of financial difficulties. Two weeks after her “abortion,” however, she discovered she was still pregnant and decided to keep her baby.

“I didn’t want to kill twice,” the woman said.

The woman said a clinic staff member confirmed she was still pregnant. “She said, ‘Oh honey I’m so sorry – you still have a whole baby inside you,’” she remembers.

According to the report, the abortionist who performed the woman’s procedure – also unidentified as yet – has been disciplined by the state in the past.

As Breitbart News reported in September, two women – Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden – who survived “botched” abortions during the 1970s testified before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices following the release of a series of videos exposing the group’s apparent practice of harvesting the body parts of unborn babies for sale.

“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine?” asked Jessen, according to the L.A. Times. Jessen has cerebral palsy resulting from a lack of oxygen during her mother’s attempt to abort her.

“I’m here today to share a story not only to highlight the war of abortion taking place at Planned Parenthood, but to give a voice to other survivors like me,” Melissa Ohden said, adding that her mother attempted to abort her when she weighed less than three pounds.

Doctors told Ohden’s parents she had little chance of recovering from health-related side effects, she told the committee.