Denver, Colo., Jan 11, 2018 / 19:00 pm
A Boulder abortion clinic is accused of malpractice, after allegedly leaving nearly two inches of a fetus' skull inside a patient's uterus during a late-term abortion, apparently forcing a patient to undergo a hysterectomy.
Jennifer and Jason DeBuhr filed a lawsuit against Dr. Warren Hern and the Boulder Abortion Clinic in 2015, according to the Denver Post. The botched abortion, and subsequent hysterectomy, left the couple unable to conceive a baby.
"The harm that Dr. Hern caused is reflective of the general nature of carelessness for patients that abortionists hold," said Matt Lamb, a spokesperson for Students for Life.
Terry Dougherty, the couple's attorney, said Hern allegedly failed to inform the couple of the procedure's risks. Additionally, he said the doctor had failed to inspect the fetal remains to confirm the completion of the process, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.
"Abortion is never safe, because at a minimum it ends the life of a preborn baby," Lamb said.