The Herald Sun (March 1, 2012) have provided an update on the investigation into the abortion of the "wrong twin" last November at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne (see article below).
It has been reported that the medic who "wrongly aborted a healthy twin foetus still works at the Royal Women's Hospital".
An independent report, led by Canberra Hospital's Professor David Ellwood, found that human error was the cause of the mistake.
According to the article, "The Royal Women's will not release the report publicly until it forms part of a government publication expected this year" - we understand that this will not be until November 2012, a full year since the tragic abortion of the twins.
Chief executive of the Australian Patients Association has said that the report should be made public and the association questioned why the findings of the report was being "brushed under the carpet".
As expected, a Royal Women's Hospital spokeswoman said that "there would be no comment on the clinician's work status".
Once again, we would like to know why there appears to be an exception to standard medical protocol and accountability when it comes to abortion and why doesn't the public have the right to know the findings of this initial report?
What happened last November:
The Herald Sun have reported a tragic double abortion of 32 week old twin boys at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne. The first baby was killed as a result of a "bungle" in which a healthy twin was aborted by mistake. The second abortion was performed on the advice of a doctor, for the baby boy with a congenital heart problem.
The Herald Sun said that "The mother then had an emergency caesarean section and the sick child was terminated in a three-hour operation". A family friend said that she is traumatised.
Health Minister David Davis said: "This is an absolute tragedy for all concerned and my sympathies are with the family." However, Mr. Davis has a duty to immediately call for an overhaul of the barbaric Victorian abortion laws - where late term abortion is now available right up until birth (with a 600% increase in late term abortions at this very hospital since the 2008 Victorian abortion law reform).
Since the law reform, Melbourne has also seen some 40 women infected with hepatitis C, a mother almost killed in a late term abortion that should never have been performed and now the tragic loss of twin boys - not to mention the 22,000 other babies killed annually in Victoria. What is it going to take, Mr Davis?
The Victorian government fails to recognise that these twin boys and their family deserved better than abortion and must accept responsibility for the horrors occurring in clinics everyday in Victoria.
Radio Interview with the ABC reporter dealing with the family concerned:
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