Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and its allies in the Connecticut General Assembly are attempting to push a new law on Connecticut women and preborn children that would allow midwives and advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRNs) to commit abortions. At the same time, a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and a certified nurse midwife (CNM) associated with the abortion giant alleges medical negligence that led to the death of a 22-week-old preborn child.
Live Action News obtained a lawsuit concerning the case of Christin Lafo and Shawn Brady v. Gannon Ward, CNM and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc. The suit reveals that on February 10, 2020, Lafo and her partner went to Planned Parenthood in Danbury, Connecticut, for a medical evaluation after having a positive at-home pregnancy test. During that visit, Ward administered a transvaginal ultrasound on Lafo, and dated the pregnancy at six weeks and three days. Ward claimed no fetus was visible – only an empty sac. She gave Lafo the abortion pill regimen, which includes the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, and instructed her to take them to end what she called a non-viable pregnancy.
However, after taking the pills as instructed and experiencing severe cramping, on February 12, 2020, Lafo delivered a stillborn baby boy, whom she named Kyle Shawn Brady, estimated to be about 22 weeks gestation. Premature babies born as young as 21 weeks are capable of surviving outside the womb when given proper medical care.
The lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and Ward states that Ward “did not exercise the degree of care and skill” in multiple ways, including failing to properly perform and read the transvaginal ultrasound, failing to identify the age and location of the baby, failing to perform an abdominal examination of Lafo, failing to identify “essential pelvic structures mistaking a sac-like structure for a gestational sac,” failure to perform an abdominal ultrasound, failure to comply with the minimum standard of care, and failure to consult with a physician when she was unsure of the baby’s location or viability.
In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Ward questioned if the pregnancy was ectopic, yet failed to properly identify if it was; this can be life-threatening to the mother and can cause hemorrhaging and death if she takes the abortion pill. The lawsuit also states that Ward “breached standards and guidelines for safe ethical care by medically inducing an abortion of a 22-week intrauterine pregnancy” which carries increased risks to the mother’s health. This was compounded, said the lawsuit, by a large intrauterine fibroid.
Lafo suffered the premature delivery and death of her baby, as well as significant blood loss that required a transfusion. As a result, she has been suffering emotional, psychological, and physical distress. Lafo’s attorney argued:
At all relevant times, Baby Brady was a viable male fetus, capable of living outside the womb and capable of independent life apart from his mother so as to permit continued existence,” reads the lawsuit.
As a direct and proximate cause of the aforementioned medical negligence of the defendant, Kyle Shawn Brady was killed in utero.
But for the medical negligence of the defendant, Kyle Shawn Brady would have been born alive.
As a director and proximate cause of the aforementioned medical negligence, Kyle Shawn Brady lost his life together with its social elements, all of which caused him loss and damage.
Planned Parenthood is in the business of killing innocent human beings and treating women poorly. Kyle Shawn Brady deserved the opportunity and right to be born and live his life. But his life was denied because Planned Parenthood staff does not provide the care it claims to provide for women and because Planned Parenthood puts profits from its abortion business first.
Currently, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is arguing that midwives and APRNs should be allowed to commit abortions in Connecticut due to the lack of doctors willing to do so. Instead of appeasing Planned Parenthood’s desire to increase abortion, state legislators should be asking why doctors are so unwilling to carry out abortions. The answer is likely simple: because most doctors want to save lives, not end them.
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