25 Nov '11, 2pm

Wrong twin fetus aborted in Australia - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

An Australian hospital is investigating after staff accidentally terminated a healthy fetus instead of its twin with heart defects, a month before a full-term pregnancy. The incident at Melbourne's Royal Women's Hospital happened after the mother, who was 32 weeks into her pregnancy, had asked to have the unhealthy twin terminated, on her doctors' advice. Once the mistake was discovered, the woman underwent an emergency caesarean section to terminate the unhealthy fetus, Sydney-based newspaper the Australian reported. The hospital issued a statement stating that "a distressing clinical accident occured" and apologizing "for the loss suffered by the woman and her family." State Health Minister David Davis said the hospital would conduct an independent investigation and that other government bodies may look into the matter. He also suggested that the family at the centre of ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/wrong-twin-fetus-aborted-austral...

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