Couple heartbroken after doctor performs abortion without mother's consent
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When David and Melissa Pineda had trouble conceiving, they turned to Dr. Rifaat Salem for fertility treatment. Following the implantation of embryos, Melissa was called in for a check up. What she wasn't told was that she had been implanted with a stranger's embryos -and that Dr. Salem performed an illegal abortion without her consent.
Dr. Rifaat Salem is being sued for malpractice after implanting the wrong embryo into a woman, then aborting it without the mother's consent (KTLA).
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "We went there to have a baby, not to kill a baby," Melissa told KTLA after the couple launched a malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Salem.
Pineda described a disturbing conversation she shared with a nurse at the clinic, who informed her the couple's embryos were all accounted for in the petri dish, suggesting the couple had accepted a stranger's embryos.
That was when Dr. Salem claimed he was going to conduct an examination.
Melissa and David Pineda (KTLA).
She was given a drug and told to return the next day, but later discovered she received methotrexate -a chemical abortion drug.
After realizing exactly what happened to them, the Pinedas were heartbroken but hired Niel Howard, a malpractice lawyer.
Howard claims Dr. Salem did not receive consent for the abortion procedures and Melissa Pineda did not sign any paperwork until after the procedure.
The distraught couple said they would never have agreed to the abortion despite the mix up, saying, "What if we did have a viable baby that was going to be born [? W]e should have a little kid running around now because of what he did. That's the hard part and what will never be replaced - the moments and the happiness with this child that we wanted and it's not there now."
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