Thursday, June 5, 2008

Planned Parenthood Sued for $50 Million for Injuring 13 Year-Old During Abortion

Planned Parenthood Sued for $50 Million for Injuring 13 Year-Old During Abortion
DC clinic responds to allegations of injury and permanent infertility after young rape-victim undergoes botched abortion

ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Students for Life of America has discovered that a lawsuit was filed against Planned Parenthood Metropolitan located in Washington, D.C. on February 12, 2008.

Emma Jean Butler is suing Planned Parenthood for $50 million dollars in damages. Butler took her daughter to the D.C. Planned Parenthood on September 7, 2006 to abort a child conceived in rape. During the abortion, the young girl sustained severe abdominal bleeding, severe vaginal injury, severe injury to the cervix, significant uterine perforation, and a small bowel tear. In addition, parts of the child were found inside young girl's abdomen on September 8, 2006. Because of these injuries, the young girl will be infertile for the rest of her life.

Planned Parenthood Metropolitan has denied the injuries suffered and the infertility of the young girl. In addition, they state in their answer that Butler's claims are barred by the doctrines of informed consent and assumption of risk.

Kristan Hawkins, SFLA's Executive Director, remarked, "This is a horrible situation. Our thoughts go out to the young girl and her family as she recovers from her injuries both from the rape and abortion. Further, it is outrageous that Planned Parenthood thinks they are excused from being held liable because the young girl was informed of possible risks associated with abortion. In no other medical profession would this be acceptable. How ironic is it that the pro-abortion movement claims they want abortions to be 'safe, legal, and rare' when in this poster case for abortion, the young girl was permanently injured. Making abortion harmful and almost deadly to the young girl."

*Update: This is the same D.C. Planned Parenthood where the April 24th De-Fund Planned Parenthood Press Conference was held. Click here for more info.

Read the lawsuit filed on 2.12.08
Lawsuit Filed Against Planned Parenthood 2.12.08

Read Planned Parenthood's response on 4.3.08
Planned Parenthood Answer to Lawsuit 4.3.08

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