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Culture of Life

Arizona Couple Can’t Afford Unaborted Child

BY Jim Cosgrove

January 3-9, 1999 Issue | Posted 1/3/99 at 2:00 PM

 

TUSCON, Ariz.—An unsuccessful abortion has left an Arizona couple with a son they claim they can't afford. That's according to the lawsuit filed by Mary Long and her husband against an abortion practitioner and Planned Parenthood. The couple's lawyer, William Wilkinson, says they already have a daughter and didn't want a son, but adds, quote, “once they had him, they loved him.” He says they just can't afford him. Wilkinson says Long was told the abortion was completed in November of 1996, but she felt the baby kicking two months later. By then, she was correctly afraid an abortion would be too risky. Media reports contained no information as to whether the unaborted child had any lasting problems due to the botched abortion. (Pro-Life Infonet)