Ohio mom's suit alleges failed abortion by clinic

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A malpractice lawsuit by a northeast Ohio woman alleges that an abortion clinic failed to successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to her child's birth.

The lawsuit filed this month in Akron says Ariel Knights of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls realized she was still pregnant days after the procedure last March at Akron Women's Medical Group. The suit says she refused to try again with that clinic and decided to go through with the pregnancy after being referred to a second clinic that declined to get involved.

Knights tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/13XaXpz ) she's not sure what went wrong. She says she wanted the abortion because of a medical condition that made the pregnancy threatening to her health.

The newspaper says the clinic's director declined to comment.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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