A Massachusetts couple is suing a fertility clinic after making the incomprehensible decision to abort their 6-month unborn baby after a lab mixup.
The Daily Wire reports:
According to the Washington Post, a Massachusetts couple identified as John and Jane Doe is suing New York Fertility Institute for accidentally implanting the wrong embryo, which they claim led them to abort the 6-month-old unborn baby days before it would have been illegal to do so. Currently, abortions past 24 weeks gestation are not permitted in New York or Massachusetts unless the mother’s or child’s health is at risk.
The couple was apparently pregnant with the baby girl after multiple attempts to conceive via in vitro fertilization (IVF) were unsuccessful. Their obstetrician recommended genetic testing to ensure the child was healthy, and that’s how the couple found out the child was not related to them.
Court records indicate that the couple was repeatedly reassured by the clinic that the test was incorrect and that the expectant mother “shouldn’t be concerned.” They posited that the mother could have a genetically rare condition called “mosaicism,” where one person has two sets of DNA in their body. The clinic also insisted the mix-up wasn’t possible because the defendant was “the only implant that entire week,” the lawsuit states.
Now the couple is suing the clinic for “incomprehensible physical and emotional pain and suffering” due to the “errors” of having an embryo implanted that was not biologically theirs.