An aborted baby girl started crying in front of her parents eyes as she “came back to life” while they said goodbye to her after a horror botched operation, her stunned parents have claimed.
A heavily pregnant woman in China, named only as Hu, decided to abort her unborn baby at 34 weeks after being told her foetus was deformed.
According to court, her foetus was found to have a potential cerebral abnormality at 26 weeks during an ultra-sound scan.
Hu and her husband then visited a number of major hospitals to seek a second opinion.
All hospital gave the same diagnosis: their unborn baby had Joubert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by a deformity in the brain.
The court heard the couple decided not to keep the baby due to her malformation.
According to a court, the foetus was found to have a potential cerebral abnormality at 26 weeks during an ultra-sound scan
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The woman from Beijing underwent the potentially risky procedure after it was approved by the authorities.
Surgeons at Peking University People’s Hospital performed the abortion for Hu with the help of a drug called ethacridine lactate.
The medicine is often used in late-term abortions and has an estimated success rate of 80%.
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Surgeons injected the drug into Hu and confirmed that the foetus had had no heartbeat before carrying out the termination.
They then told Hu the medical procedure was successful.
After the procedure, Hu told doctors she wanted to say goodbye to the remains of her aborted child about 20 minutes after the operation, but was stunned when the seemingly girl cried out loud at the ceremony.
The woman from Beijing underwent the potentially risky procedure after it was approved by the authorities
They were surprised when the seemingly lifeless body started to cry.
The court paper said Hu and her family took the alive baby home afterwards.
There is no law to prevent a heavily pregnant woman from terminating her pregnancy in China as long as she gets an abortion permission from her company or her residential committee.
Approval is granted if she could prove her foetus is seriously deformed.
In the UK, the abortion time limit is 24 weeks, but a termination can be carried out after 24 weeks if the child would be born with a severe disability, according to NHS.
Hu told doctors she wanted to say goodbye to the remains of her aborted child about 20 minutes after the operation, but was stunned when the seemingly girl cried out loud at the ceremony
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Hu and her husband brought Peking University People’s Hospital to court in 2017, demanded a 1.22 million yuan (£138,000) payout.
The couple deemed the survival of their daughter a medical accident and said they had to take care of a disabled child.
They claimed that the hospital should cover medical bills for their daughter and provide compensation for them.
They also accused the hospital of falsifying medical records.
The court ruled against Hu and Gao after the first trial.
The court paper said Hu and her family took the alive baby home afterwards
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The judge said the hospital‘s documents were comprehensive and authentic and that the survival of the child was an extremely rare case. Therefore, the hospital should not be held responsible.
The couple appealed against the decision.
Following their appeal, a judge agreed with the initial ruling but ordered the hospital to pay 50,000 yuan (£5,600) to Hu and Gao as compensation on compassionate grounds.